Chronic Pain Acceptance vs. Resignation

By Jeannette - In light of the opioid overdose epidemic, there has been much discussion lately about “pain acceptance.” There have been cries from doctors for patients with chronic pain to “accept” their pain. However, are the talking points truly referencing acceptance, particularly active acceptance, or is what they are calling for really resignation by … Continue reading Chronic Pain Acceptance vs. Resignation

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The Emotional Rollercoaster of Living with Chronic Pain

By Jeannette - There are many causes of chronic pain--an accident or injury, inflammatory or neurological condition--but no matter the cause, chronic pain impacts our emotions. There is an intersection between physical pain and emotional well being. It is important to discuss this interplay, as well as strategies to address these difficult emotions to improve … Continue reading The Emotional Rollercoaster of Living with Chronic Pain

25 Quotes That Inspire Me to be Kind to Myself through Chronic Illness

By Laura - “Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give.” — Unknown As a chronic illness sufferer, you are bound to have bad days. To cope, I’ve learned acceptance, found ways to reduce anxiety and taken time out for my health. In essence, I’ve learned to be kinder to myself — to show myself love in the … Continue reading 25 Quotes That Inspire Me to be Kind to Myself through Chronic Illness