Category Archives: coping with pain

Lead, Kindly Light

Wednesday was a happy, loving “up” day. We went to tea with a good friend, who had found a recipe for vegan ice cream that I could eat. She knew I am milk intolerant saying I can't have had ice … Continue reading

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How I tried Medical Marijuana

A couple of months ago, a neighbour told me her 86 year-old mother who suffered chronic back pain was now on medical marijuana. Intrigued, I asked, “Is it helping?” “Well, it may not do anything about the pain, but I … 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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A Good Place

Pain is simple: it's a bugger. A nice strong word which says what it means: pain can't be dressed up and made into a pretty story. The pain that you and I feel has no argument – it hurts. But … Continue reading

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What You See is What You Get

Just been rereading The Master and his Emissary in which Iain McGilchrist explores the ways our two hemispheres see the world. The right hemisphere sees the whole picture and its context whereas the left sees it broken into parts. This … Continue reading

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Above and Beyond

This road through pain; that is, handling it day to day, in the end has one central rule. It comes back over again – and it works each time. It is very simple, yet initially incredibly hard. Each time I … Continue reading

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