Living With Chronic Pain

While Staying At Home

We are in the midst of incredibly crazy and shifting times. With it comes increased stress, anxiety, comfort eating and inactivity; all enemies to chronic pain. For many, having to stay at home, while financially costly, may actually sound like a benefit- it’ll gives us an opportunity to rest. But there needs to be a… Continue reading While Staying At Home

Living With Chronic Pain

13 Ways To Get Through A Work Day While Living With Chronic Pain

Many people have asked me how I manage my pain and work long hours. It’s not easy, it takes a lot of forethought, support and flexibility. If you work and suffer from chronic pain, you know how challenging life can be. It’s hard enough just working and keeping up with all of life’s other demands, but… Continue reading 13 Ways To Get Through A Work Day While Living With Chronic Pain

Living With Chronic Pain

Tai Chi

Mention exercise to those who suffer with chronic pain and they may recoil. But it’s an integral part of any management program. Finding some type of exercise that works for you is the goal. I love the stretches I’ve shared on my Tuesday posts and the elliptical. After a long day it’s a great way… Continue reading Tai Chi

Living With Chronic Pain

Positive Thinking

Positive thinking. I can just imagine what that sounds like- the pain isn’t real. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. The pain is very real. It impacts and often directs our lives. How we interact with the pain can make all the difference. Ever notice how it’s better when you’re distracted? I have.… Continue reading Positive Thinking

ways to cope with chronic pain beyond pills
Living With Chronic Pain

Beyond Pills

Chronic pain is debilitating. Like that slow, constant, never ending drip from the faucet, it can seep into every aspect of our lives. Too often we look to the medicine cabinet or prescription pad for answers. Those may help, but their impact is temporary and the side effects can be catastrophic. That’s why it’s so… Continue reading Beyond Pills