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I Am A Bad Patient

I Am A Bad Patient. The Fear of Advocating I am 36 years old. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker. An advocate. A friend who loves laughter. A writer. A traveler. An animal lover. A sister. A daughter. A fierce woman. An Educator. I am also a patient with chronic excruciating pain. I live with a… Continue reading I Am A Bad Patient

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Mindful Mondays: The Painful Beauty of Impermanence

Mindful Mondays: The Painful Beauty of Impermanence The scariest thing about living with a progressive neurological disease isn’t the pain that I am in today.  It is the pain that I fear I will be in tomorrow or the next day.  Worrying about the future goes hand and hand with chronic illness.  Will I be well… Continue reading Mindful Mondays: The Painful Beauty of Impermanence

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Mindful Mondays: How to Show Compassion to a Body in Pain

How to show your body compassion during your difficult moments of pain. Changing the narrative that we tell ourselves.

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Finding Inspiration in Warriors: The day that my CRPS did not win

Finding Inspiration in Warriors: The day that my CRPS did not win Sometimes when harsh realities of the world and the pain within my body come crashing down on me; I can’t see any hope in the future. I feel that I am lost, stumbling in the dark trying to find a light. A match.… Continue reading Finding Inspiration in Warriors: The day that my CRPS did not win

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Mindful Mondays: The Angry side of Pain

Mindful Mondays: The Angry Side of Pain I tend to get irritable when I am in significant pain.  Everything bothers me as I become hypersensitive to the environment around me.  I am generally a very laid back person and I don’t often get my feathers ruffled.  I tend to let things go and not worry about… Continue reading Mindful Mondays: The Angry side of Pain

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Mindful Monday: Finding Balance with Stress

This past week has been quite a whirlwind for me. I have noticed that everyday it gets harder and harder to get up and get going in the morning. I found myself repeatedly late for work because I was turning my alarm off in my sleep or when I was up, I just couldn’t slide into… Continue reading Mindful Monday: Finding Balance with Stress

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Things I have learned from CRPS in 39 days (after joining a gym)

CRPS is such an awful and mysterious disease.  It affects each of us different and what may help one day will not help the next.  This is in no way suggesting that if you suffer with CRPS that you should go out and join a gym. I am also not suggesting that I have all… Continue reading Things I have learned from CRPS in 39 days (after joining a gym)