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

Mindful Mondays: Learning Acceptance in Chronic Pain

Mindful Monday: Learning Acceptance in Chronic Pain Lately I have been listening and reading a lot about acceptance. I’ve been trying to relate it to my diagnosis and the chronic pain that I experience everyday.  This weekend I dove a little deeper into the topic of acceptance, as I just couldn’t wrap my head around… Continue reading Mindful Mondays: Learning Acceptance in Chronic Pain

Coping Tools · Mindful Mondays

Mindful Mondays: My 7 Favorite Mindfulness Quotes

Mindful Mondays: My 7 Favorite Mindfulness Quotes I don’t know about you, but I love a good quote.  For me writing is magic and words come together to create a new reality.  A good quote can sometimes make the impossible happen. We see them EVERYWHERE!  They are on clothing, on the bumpers of cars, marketing… Continue reading Mindful Mondays: My 7 Favorite Mindfulness Quotes

Chronic Illness · Coping Tools · CRPS/RSD · Dealing with Pain · Writings

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

Chronic Illness · Coping Tools · Mindful Mondays

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

Chronic Illness · Coping Tools · CRPS/RSD · Mindful Mondays

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.

Chronic Illness · Coping Tools · Mindful Mondays

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

Chronic Illness · Coping Tools · CRPS/RSD · Mental Health · Mindful Mondays

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