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
Mindful Mondays: The Angry Side of Pain I tend to get irritable when I am in significant pain. Everything bothers me as I become hypersensitive to the environment around me. I am generally a very laid back person and I don’t often get my feathers ruffled. I tend to let things go and not worry about… Continue reading Mindful Mondays: The Angry side of Pain
The CRPS Chronicles Hello Warriors! Welcome to my blog, The Invisible Warrior. If you are a returning subscriber thanks for checking back in and if you are new, I hope that you find this information, my stories & reviews helpful. You can read more about me here, and how The Invisible Warrior was born.… Continue reading The CRPS Chronicles
This past week has been quite a whirlwind for me. I have noticed that everyday it gets harder and harder to get up and get going in the morning. I found myself repeatedly late for work because I was turning my alarm off in my sleep or when I was up, I just couldn’t slide into… Continue reading Mindful Monday: Finding Balance with Stress
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
Are you listening? It is a phrase that we have heard all of our lives. Our parents may have asked us repeatedly throughout childhood… “Are you listening?” “Did you hear me?”. Chances are we were not listening and we had blocked out whatever had been said. Some may even call it selective hearing. Hearing only… Continue reading Mindful Monday: Are You Listening?