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Trauma Recovery – Shame Resilience – Self-Compassion – Coping With Chronic Pain

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All of the posts under the "chronic pain" tag.

When Chronic Pain Causes Shame, I Practice Self-Compassion

This post was originally published on Counting My Spoons in September, 2015. I thank Julie for providing the opportunity to share my voice with a large Spoonie community, and encourage you to check out her blog, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.

When Chronic Pain Causes Shame, I Practice Self-Compassion by

Hi, I’m Angie. I live with Endometriosis, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Neural Tension, and C-PTSD.… Continue reading

What I Read Last Week

What I Read Last Week by

Backyard Rabbits by Steve Keenan Photography

I hope your Spring is shaping up nicely. It’s been hard to write on the blog lately, as I struggle with my health. One of the saddest things about mental illness can be the loss of desire, the way the creative call becomes muffled, passions smothered by depressive fog.… Continue reading

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What I Read This Week – Posts About Trauma, Chronic Pain, and Intention

I hope you’re finding some beauty in November. My participation in NaNoWriMo is sucking up my time and energy, but I wanted to stop in and share a few posts I enjoyed this week. The list is mostly about chronic pain, but there is one post about how childhood trauma can affect us, and another that’s focused on self-care in the cold months.… Continue reading

Angie November 15, 2015 Leave A Comment Permalink

What I Read This Week

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I spend hours each week reading blog posts and articles about mental and physical health. I do this because I’m seeking management of my symptoms, and because I want to learn to help others. Here are links to the best things I read this week:

Negative Emotions are Key to Well-Being  This article by Toni Rodriguez on Scientific American talks about the benefit of feeling all our feelings, and what can happen when we don’t.… Continue reading

Angie October 24, 2015 4 Comments Permalink

We Can Bloom in Difficult Spaces

Yesterday was a good day. My husband is home, taking a week off between work trips. We drove to Mount Evans and hiked the final trail- from the parking lot to the 14, 258 ft. summit. I am so pleased we were able to do this! We went slow and took lots of breaks, dealing with tendonitis, neural tension, and a thin atmosphere.… Continue reading

Angie September 24, 2015 2 Comments Permalink

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Practicing Self-Kindness

Practicing Self-Kindness by #selfcompassion #selfcare

On days when trauma recovery feels tedious, and I’m worn thin from chronic pain, I remember this one powerful thing I can do- I can practice self-kindness.

Think about someone you love. Think of the ways they suffer. Think of how you treat them. Do you give them a hug? Make them a sandwich?… Continue reading

Angie September 9, 2015 3 Comments Permalink

Setting Boundaries is Self-Care

Setting Boundaries is Self-Care by #selfcare #boundaries #NVC #Spoonie #ChronicPain

Nonviolent Communication teaches that feelings exist to make us aware of our needs. Identifying our feelings and needs is an important skill, especially for those managing chronic pain. We want to do it all! We want to do it well! And that’s totally unrealistic!

This weekend, let’s try to identify one thing we need, then lean into the work of asking for help, setting limits, or even saying no.… Continue reading

Angie September 5, 2015 Leave A Comment Permalink

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