Living With Chronic Pain

Guided Imagery

For those of us in pain, nothing is worse than hearing our provider say the dreaded words, “There’s nothing more we can do for you.” But as I’ve shared, there are significant ways pain can be managed that aren’t medically oriented- exercise, meditation, massage, and hypnosis. Guided imagery is another option. The theory is it acts… Continue reading Guided Imagery

Living With Chronic Pain

Breathing Exercises to Lessen Pain

Every breath impacts our health. Deeper, fuller breaths improve how we move and think. It gets life nourishing oxygen to all areas of the body. Short, shallow breaths occurs when we are stressed, anxious and in pain, diminishing the air we get into our lungs, causing the body to react as if in a “fight… Continue reading Breathing Exercises to Lessen Pain

Tip/Thought of the Day

How To Manage Anger

Anger is a normal, healthy response to anything we feel may be putting us at risk. But with the pandemic, financial, employment, health and familial issues of the last two years, anger has become a perpetual emotion. And many of the ways we used in the past to decompress are no longer available, like getting… Continue reading How To Manage Anger

Living With Chronic Pain

15 Ways to Boost Your Own Endorphins

Over the last two weeks, we've shared about opioid receptors in the body, what they do and how they are activated. Now let’s discuss ways we can promote their release on our own. ExerciseThis is probably the most well known mechanism for causing our own endogenous opioid receptors to activate and bathe the body in… Continue reading 15 Ways to Boost Your Own Endorphins