Tag Archives: choice

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

Posted in choice, chronic pain | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Will Power

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. When we are no longer able to change a situation, … Continue reading

Posted in choice, stress | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Choosing our Choice

  “We are not victims. We are not the product of our pasts. We are the products of our choices. We are response-able meaning we can choose our responses. The power to choose is a reflection of our independent will.” … Continue reading

Posted in choice, stress | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Pain(t) a Positive Picture

Everything can be taken from a man, but one thing: the last of human freedoms, to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. Victor Frankl My pain isn’t going to change physically. I … Continue reading

Posted in choice, stress, Finding our way | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Life’s a Gift, not an Ability Test

Keep wondering why we are here. Life must have some design – we can't just be randomly wandering. I suppose I keep asking, because living with pain makes me need a reason. My life isn't a series of pleasant events. … Continue reading

Posted in Finding our way, Ideas, life lessons, spirituality, thoughts on God | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Traveling Hopefully

On Wednesday, another osteopathy session. Had high hopes as when I had manual therapy last Fall, I had dramatic digestive improvements. Rhea, my therapist, explained that extensive scar tissue and adhesions from earlier surgeries prevented my muscles from working properly, … Continue reading

Posted in back pain, chronic pain, Finding our way, life journey, life lessons, Low Level Laser Therapy, personal | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Choose Life

Again why choice matters. Not only was it the consolation prize for being kicked out of the Garden of Eden, but it matters hugely for survival. I was going to say it is what defines us as human, but according … Continue reading

Posted in books that caught my mind, chronic pain, coping with pain, courage, Finding our way, life lessons | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment