By the way, this event is apparently always free to people with lived experience, so keep an eye out for it next year. The summit was 3 days and had so much info, that this is going to be part 2 of a 3-part post, and focuses on the content of Day 2
Why should we eat organic food (and get it from farmer’s markets)?
How can we manage stress when confronted with A LOT of choices? Check out this week’s video post to find out!
The World Pain Summit ’21 was free to attend for persons with lived experience, but was also for physicians and other allied healthcare professionals, so that we can deliver the best care for people with chronic pain. As a person with lived experience, here’s what you need to know from Day 1!
This one takes more spoons, so you’ll have to decide if it’s worth it for you.
Because when it comes down to it, there are positives and negatives of using social media, especially when it comes to health information sharing and mental health outcomes. I took a look at the research from 2013-now (most of it more recent) to see what the thoughts were, and here’s a summary of what I found.
An introductory mindfulness practice for anyone wanting to get into mindfulness and meditation.
There is an overlap between trauma and chronic illness, which I think can also be important for us to understand. And by us, I don’t just mean healthcare professionals, but also persons with lived experience. Why do I think it’s important? Because I’ve seen a lot of people (mostly online in support groups) wonder about the whys. Does knowing why actually help?
A healthy (low sugar, gluten-free, dairy-free) pumpkin muffin recipe for fall!
These guidelines were controversial within the medical community itself because, well, they recommend against the use of pain medications due to a lack of evidence that they are effective AND that many of them can be addictive.
Cross body and towel stretches for shoulders and upper back!