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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

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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: 5 Tips to Practice Patience with Chronic Pain

Mindful Mondays: 5 Tips to Practicing Patience with Chronic Pain It is Sunday morning. I am sitting on the couch with my giant mug of coffee & I am starting my favorite part of the week.. writing the post for Mindful Monday. But…. I have to be honest.  I am not feeling very mindful today.Here is… Continue reading Mindful Mondays: 5 Tips to Practice Patience with Chronic Pain

Dealing with Pain

How to Survive CRPS/RSD Flares

How to Survive CRPS/RSD Flares If you have CRPS/RSD you know that managing the daily pain is one of the toughest jobs that a person could have. Now add a flare on top of that and it often times knocks us down, throws us backward or derails ANYTHING we are trying to do in our… Continue reading How to Survive CRPS/RSD Flares

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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

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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)

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CRPS: A Moment With No Pain

Tonight as I finished a very long and active day, I ended my evening with a HUGE surprise…. (sorry the video is shaky, I was excited!)   As Always: Much Metta, Kelly