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Pain-full Life

One of pain's great gifts has been to teach me not to waste energy on rumination, looking over my shoulder or comparing myself with those luckier. Just processing pain takes up brain space and energy; no space left for chewing … Continue reading

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A Space to Be

“Suppose I don't get better? Suppose they tell me this is it?” We were talking about my friend's sudden, out-of-the-blue neurological attack, which took her overnight from an active, hiking grandmother to shuffling with a walker. And unremitting pain. She … Continue reading

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Choosing Life

“I can choose to live in perpetual sadness immobilized by my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself”. Walter Anderson   Back is burning, boring – … Continue reading

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Choosing Life

“I can choose to live in perpetual sadness immobilized by my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself”. Walter Anderson   Back is burning, boring – … Continue reading

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Lighten my Darkness

“Darkness is a great opportunity to discover the divine face of the light!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan So much of coping with chronic pain is attitude: how I describe it to myself. What is missing from the self-help books is … Continue reading

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A Gift to the Soul

Aching, worse and worse all summer. Now very stiff and painful on waking. But worst, the constant bruised ache across my pelvis. This on top of my regular burning sacrum. Looked it up on google: not encouraging. All the symptoms … Continue reading

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Express Cure

  Dr. Mercola has just posted an article about a theory and training developed by Dr. David Hanscom, an orthopaedic spine surgeon. After 15 years of chronic pain, he diagnosed himself with neurophysiologic pain and cured himself by expressive writing … Continue reading

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