How life before and after chronic pain from dystonia changed my entire world

For most of my 21 years with chronic pain and other symptoms from dystonia, a neurological movement disorder, I viewed it as a curse; an evil intruder that ruined...

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How to choose better for ourselves when we are suffering

If you have dystonia and chronic pain like I do, or one of many other thousands of health conditions, or just dealing with some tough life situations, you are...

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Replacement activities when living with pain

I have lived with chronic pain from dystonia, a neurological movement disorder, for nearly 20 years. The first 5 years my symptoms were so severe that I was barely...

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Justice for patients?

This is a post by a guest blogger who describes an experience many of us can relate to when it comes to the care we receive from health professionals. by...

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Fear: The enemy of mankind

Fear is probably the single most damaging, debilitating, detrimental energy we have. It interferes with our healing process and our well-being in every area of our life. We cannot...

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Nature’s Resilience After a Hurricane: A Metaphor for Life Challenges

I live in North Carolina in the United States where we were recently hit with a very powerful hurricane that caused a lot of damage. Many trees fell on...

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Please don’t ever take your health for granted

The other day I ran into my oldest niece who will be 28 in a few months. It made me reflect on my life around the same age, which...

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Adapting to Adversity

How one deals with adversity is very unique to the situation and the individual. I have faced great adversity at different times in my life, some of which I...

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The Impact of Chronic Pain on Social Life

Chronic pain has a sinister way of impacting practically every aspect of our lives. One major area is our social life. Since chronic pain is often misunderstood by others...

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The real impact of pain that people cannot see

Pain is one of the most intrusive things we can experience because it impacts nearly every aspect of our lives, especially if it is chronic. As Bonnie Prudden said,...

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The value of a support group

I know many people who would love to go to a local support group, but there either isn’t one in your area or you are not well enough to...

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Post Traumatic Growth

We often hear the term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a mental health condition triggered by a traumatic event. PTSD is commonly used in context of military personnel returning...

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How one looks is not a measure for how one feels

Human beings are visual creatures, so we often associate how one feels based on how they look and act. Sadly, this is very short sighted. Many people live with...

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Strategies for anxiety and panic attacks

Have you ever had a panic attack? If so, you know how terrifying they can be. I have had plenty and know exactly what they are like…torture! There is...

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Quotes of Hope and Inspiration for the New Year

There are millions of quotes about every aspect of life. Too many to list of course, I wanted to share some of the more powerful ones for me; the...

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