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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

Chronic Illness · Coping Tools · CRPS/RSD · Dealing with Pain · Writings

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

Chronic Illness · Coping Tools · Mindful Mondays

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

Mental Health · Mindful Mondays

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)

Dealing with Pain · Mindful Mondays

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

Chronic Illness · Coping Tools · CRPS/RSD · Mindful Mondays

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.