An introductory mindfulness practice for anyone wanting to get into mindfulness and meditation.
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.
When you have a chronic illness, there is always something that is the matter with yourself… But I feel like I have choices. Give in to all of this stuff that is “the matter with me” or do what matters to me. I’m not saying that this is always an easy choice to make, and sometimes we do have to “give in” in the sense that we have to have balance where we take care of our needs, though I posit that doesn’t necessarily mean fully giving up on what matters to you.
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?
Do you feel like your life is lacking meaning? Is it your chronic illness that seems to be standing in your way? Viktor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search for Meaning might be the read you need. But if that doesn’t convince you, read the full post on why.
Today I want to talk about some of the work of Dr. Gabor Mate, because, well, I find it quite
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