As a teacher, I emphasize to my students that art can be a release, but never had I thought of this going beyond self-expression. I certainly hadn’t considered it for my own pain management.
When pain persists it is not uncommon to lose pieces of ourselves and not even realize it. I’ve written a little 28 day pain journal to help people with the aspects of pain that are not “stretching and exercise”. It
WHAT IS SELF CARE? Seems kinda silly and self explanatory, right? Self care is simply, activities and practices we engage in on a regular basis to reduce stress and enhance our well-being, which in turn, can change our pain experience.
Tending an Aching Back with or without Epsom Salt Often in the midst of pain we get so busy surviving we forget how to thrive. Simple pleasures like a warm bath become too taxing to initiate. Consider for a moment this
This Hot pack should be comfortably WARM but not HOT…. Would you believe me if I told you they drilled us to say that at PTA school? It was the most bizarre thing, especially because I don’t think valuable therapy
Ever notice people react quiet strongly to their love of heat or ice? Icing for pain, you love it, but you’ve been told to use heat, but you hate it. I’m here to tell you, stop feeling guilty! Icing
Maybe you have heard that meditation or mindfulness can help you in learning to move beyond your pain. Good news, it CAN. If you are like me – this is a SUPER hard thing to do. Not gonna lie
Do you ever feel like you have a mask you wear because of your pain? Do you feel like people don’t really want to know how you are doing, or you shouldn’t bother explaining, because no one will really listen