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Mindful Mondays: Learning to Pause with Chronic Illness & Pain

Mindful Mondays: Learning to Pause with Chronic Illness & Pain The past two weeks have been really difficult for me.  Not only is the insurance situation that I am in one of the most difficult but I am also in pain, which just adds more weight. to the urgency of the issue.  So now I… Continue reading Mindful Mondays: Learning to Pause with Chronic Illness & Pain

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Physical Therapy & Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): a guide for success

Physical Therapy & Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): a guide for success I have wanted to write about this topic for a while.  This summer I found myself back in a wheelchair for the 2nd time in my life and this time, my CRPS flare had gotten so bad that I was out of work… Continue reading Physical Therapy & Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): a guide for success

Chronic Illness · CRPS/RSD · Dealing with Pain · Uncategorized

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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Mindful Mondays: Being Present in Your Life

Here we are, we made it through another week!! You are probably finding yourselves shifting back into your routine after the holidays. You may even be trying to hang onto some resolution goals that you made for the new year.  Give yourself a pat on the back!! This is one of the hardest week for most… Continue reading Mindful Mondays: Being Present in Your Life

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When My Happily Ever After Couldn’t Survive the Storm

My life is a giant shit storm right now. I haven’t written lately because facing these painful realities are sometimes more painful than the CRPS itself. This evening I decided to face my monsters and put on a suit of courage. I have to write to process what is happening with the destruction of my… Continue reading When My Happily Ever After Couldn’t Survive the Storm

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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?