Mindful Mondays

Mindful Mondays: How to Sleep

Mindful Mondays: How to Sleep Staring at the ceiling through the darkness of my room.  Although the clock is silent, I can  still feel the restless minutes pass by as I struggle to fall asleep. My covers hurt. My covers are hot. Why are the covers so heavy? Why does this bed feel lumpy tonight?… Continue reading Mindful Mondays: How to Sleep

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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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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

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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: Grounding Your Anxiety (the 5-4-3-2-1 technique)

Mindful Mondays: Grounding Your Anxiety with 5-4-3-2-1 technique Having a panic attack is one of the worst feelings in the world. Feeling that all the air has been sucked out of the room, your head begins to spin, your vision blurs, your palms become sweaty and the hair on the back of your neck stands… Continue reading Mindful Mondays: Grounding Your Anxiety (the 5-4-3-2-1 technique)

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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

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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.