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Hear Our Voice: How to Advocate for Your Beliefs From Your Couch

I am a social worker. Not only as my job, a way to make money and put food on the table but also as a person. It has been a part of my identity for the last decade. The passion that I have for making a difference in those lives around me is a fire that… Continue reading Hear Our Voice: How to Advocate for Your Beliefs From Your Couch

Chronic Illness · Coping Tools · CRPS/RSD · Dealing with Pain · Mindful Mondays

Should-ing Vs. Chronic Illness & Pain

Hello there and thank you for joining me for Mindful Monday. Last week I wrote Part I about The Dangers of Should-ing all over Yourself & asked readers to notice the “shoulds” that were unhelpful in their own lives and toss them to the side.  The intention of this Mindful Monday is to improve awareness… Continue reading Should-ing Vs. Chronic Illness & Pain

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Mindful Monday: Stop Should-ing All Over Yourself

I decided to break this topic into 2 parts that I will cover over the next 2 weeks in my Mindful Monday Series. This being Part I: What are the Dangerous Shoulds in Your Life? &  Part II: Should-ing vs. Chronic Illness & Pain. What is with the “Shoulds” anyway? Lets face it, as you… Continue reading Mindful Monday: Stop Should-ing All Over Yourself

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#1daywithoutpain – what would you do?

My good friend Genevieve and I were chatting last Friday night as both of us were at home due to ongoing battle with pain. I watched out the window as couples and groups of people gravitated towards the free Bluegrass concert that was held on our town’s Greenway. I longed to be one of those… Continue reading #1daywithoutpain – what would you do?

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Who is this body?

“Do one thing, every day that scares you”- Eleanor Roosevelt.  I thought about this quote this morning as I woke up excited yet nervous about the week of returning to work after a 2 month medical leave.   “This was it!” I thought, “This is the week that I will work all the kinks out and get back to… Continue reading Who is this body?

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In the Pursuit of Balance

  I am starting off this blog feeling rather speechless. Speechless because for the first time in my life I don’t have an answer or a plan that I am satisfied with. All of my answers depend on a shady source that doesn’t have a good track record in being dependable. And although I am… Continue reading In the Pursuit of Balance

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5 beliefs about pacing That Hurt Us

They say the key to happiness, sustaining our lifestyle and managing pain is to simply pace ourselves. We have all been in a place in our lives where pacing our actions would benefit us. Whether it be because we had the flu, were pregnant, broke a leg or we were just too stressed and we needed a break! I… Continue reading 5 beliefs about pacing That Hurt Us