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
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
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)
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
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
How to show your body compassion during your difficult moments of pain. Changing the narrative that we tell ourselves.
Finding Inspiration in Warriors: The day that my CRPS did not win Sometimes when harsh realities of the world and the pain within my body come crashing down on me; I can’t see any hope in the future. I feel that I am lost, stumbling in the dark trying to find a light. A match.… Continue reading Finding Inspiration in Warriors: The day that my CRPS did not win