Our hero is on an adventure in some kind of jungle and they (or someone in their party of merry men and women) falls into what turns out to be quicksand. And they struggle and struggle and sink faster and faster. Usually in the movies the hero saves the day. Struggling in quicksand is a lot like what we do with our pain – both physical and emotional. We fight against it, struggling more and more, sinking deeper and deeper. But do you know how to actually get out of quicksand in real life?
Psychoanalyst, Alfred Adler, had a technique called acting “as if” to help people with behaviour change. But can this technique improve the lives of chronic illness and chronic pain warriors? That’s what we dig into this week.
This week I thought we’d examine the Greek word/philosophy of sophrosyne and how it applies to living with a chronic
Getting present is so important because it allows us to not dwell on the past or future, or to only
This is yin yoga at it’s finest. Contacting the present moment, maybe lucking out with some relaxation but the purpose
When I was first diagnosed with a chronic illness, my mental health started to suffer. I actually tried to hide
This week we’re going to do a loving kindness mediation. I’ve done one of these on the podcast as well,
Depression is one of the most common mental health problems (right up there with anxiety). It also commonly co-occurs with
It can feel hard to set goals for yourself when you’re sick and/or in pain. Be it personal goals, work/career
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our