Chronic Pain

Social Media And Pain

Living with chronic pain can be debilitating. Often times we swing from isolating ourselves or trying to pretend it doesn't exist. But neither works. We have chronic pain. We live with it every day and being able to share how we feel with those we care about and express our needs is imperative. But that's… Continue reading Social Media And Pain

Chronic Pain

Optimism And Hope Can Help Chronic Pain

I wake up every morning wondering what the day will bring. Will I have more or less pain? Will it be harder to get through? Accomplish everything that's needed? Sometimes these questions keep me up at night. Never knowing, but always hoping it will be easier than yesterday gets me through to another one. As the song… Continue reading Optimism And Hope Can Help Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Friends Are Better Than Morphine

Pain can be debilitating and isolating. Too often all we what to do is crawl back into bed and stay there. It's hard to imagine dealing with anyone when we're hurting. Yet there's no question we all feel better when we push ourselves to be more active. 9 times out of 10, getting out and… Continue reading Friends Are Better Than Morphine

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Can Laughing Relieve Pain?

Monday I talked about the powerful benefits laughing has on our physical and emotional health. That's equally as true when it comes to decreasing pain. I know it sounds crazy. If I went to a doctors office wanting pain relief I'd be pretty unhappy if I were told to "just laugh". But frankly, laugh you… Continue reading Can Laughing Relieve Pain?

Chronic Pain

What Is CBD?

Highlights From This Post:  -CBD is a component of marijuana called a cannabinoid. -CBD does not cause a high, but does appear to exert pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects. -Several studies show that CBD significantly reduces chronic inflammation. -CBD may also help people with anxiety and those trying to stop smoking. -Most drug screens are not… Continue reading What Is CBD?