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Mindful Mondays: Minding the Pain

Chances are if you follow my blog you may struggle with some type of chronic pain disorder (or you are an awesome supportive friend!).  In the past few years as I have been dealing with my own painful diagnosis, I have found that most people in my life have some sort of relationship with chronic… Continue reading Mindful Mondays: Minding the Pain

Chronic Illness · Coping Tools · CRPS/RSD

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

Coping Tools · CRPS/RSD

Surviving the Winter with CRPS

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are getting colder.   The leaves are changing color and dropping from the trees to prepare for the frigid winter months. This isn’t my first rodeo with winter but I did step out of the ring for 7 years to live in the… Continue reading Surviving the Winter with CRPS

Coping Tools · CRPS/RSD

Dear Warrior

Dear Warrior, I see you tonight as the moon rises and the world settles down to sleep. I see you lying ever so quiet in your most comfortable spot, trying to be just that… comfortable. But for many, the comfort does not come and neither will sleep. The fire within our body ramps up as… Continue reading Dear Warrior

Coping Tools · CRPS/RSD · Dealing with Pain · Relationships

RSVP: No. When my diagnosis makes me a bad friend

Believe it or not; sometimes I forget I am sick.   I forget that my body doesn’t allow me to do certain things or multiple things per day. I forget that a walk into the store to grab milk, may be the only thing I can do today or that driving a short distance can take… Continue reading RSVP: No. When my diagnosis makes me a bad friend

Coping Tools · Mindful Mondays

Mindful Monday: Letting go of Depression through Mindfulness

If you are breathing, chances are you know someone or you yourself struggle with Depression. Depression is often hushed like a family secret, hidden from those around you, taboo to talk about yet it is destroying so many lives.  So why is it so taboo to talk about? Why are we facing this struggle alone?… Continue reading Mindful Monday: Letting go of Depression through Mindfulness