A good way to get some exercise when you have chronic pain or illness is with a little bike ride!
I love body scans. I find them a great way to get into my body, sometimes helping me relax, but more often helping me with pain management. I do remember the first time I did one though. The thought I had, “this sounds terrifying! Why would I want to move towards the pain that I’m already experiencing?!”
Using a small piece of food, we practice riding the waves of urges without giving into them.
I think that I sometimes give off the impression that I’m 100% fine 100% of the time, which as anyone with a chronic illness or dealing with chronic pain knows, is simply not true.
Seated and laying twists are great stretches for the back, and yoga has a lot of health and mental health benefits!
If you’re anything like me, you may have wondered why pain medications aren’t working well. Aren’t giving the relief we’re told they should. I’ve been taken off NSAIDs because they hurt my stomach – has this happened to you to? I’ve been offered opioids after surgery but decided against it for fear of addiction even though I’ve been in a lot of pain – do you relate?
This week we’re exploring golf as an option to incorporate some movement as chronic pain/illness warriors.
Chronic illness representation in the media has grown dramatically in the past 35 years, which is probably a good thing, because the more we talk about illnesses, the less stigma there is, and hopefully, the more research gets funded…
Can you make room for your experience with pain, sadness or anxiety?