Free CHOOSE YOUR WORD e-course for people with chronic pain or illness

Choose Your GUIDING WORD for Health & Wellness is a FREE 5-day e-course (with optional Facebook group) to help you choose a word to set your focus for managing your chronic pain &/or chronic illness in 2016. The intention is that your chosen word will help you to improve your physical and emotional health and wellness by: ~renewing your hope ~focusing you on what you need to do … Continue reading Free CHOOSE YOUR WORD e-course for people with chronic pain or illness

Share a clothesPAIN selfie for Pain Awareness Week

To bring awareness to Pain Awareness Week (November 1-7, 2015) I am promoting Pain BC’s ClothesPAIN Experiment and anyone who submits a ClothesPAIN selfie to Chronic Pain Life will be entered into a random draw for an item, of the winner’s choice, from my Spoonie Store (a couple of new items will be in the store this week!). INSTRUCTIONS for the ClothesPAIN experiment: Take a clothespin and pin it … Continue reading Share a clothesPAIN selfie for Pain Awareness Week

Spoonie Store

Chronic Pain Life has opened an Etsy shop, Spoonie Store, selling Spoonie jewellery and other items. So far there are a variety of spoonie earrings for sale. Buy and wear these earrings if you need some extra spoons and at the same time teach people about the Spoon Theory!  The first 50 orders will also receive a  FREE “Official Spoonie Card“ with self-laminating sleeve. Buy earrings for … Continue reading Spoonie Store

What is your Invisible Fight? Share a photo and win a pair of Spoonie Earrings!

The #myinvisiblefight Photo Campaign has been launched by Invisible Illness Awareness Week and since Chronic Pain Life is all about promoting the therapeutic value of photography, for individuals living with pain/illness, we have been asked to help promote the campaign! So we are going to showcase a photo gallery on our website of your #myinvisiblefight photos. Submit your photo to be included in our online photo … Continue reading What is your Invisible Fight? Share a photo and win a pair of Spoonie Earrings!

Adult Coloring for Chronic Pain or Illness

  Adult coloring is all the rage right now. People living with pain should definitely explore this new fad as coloring can provide incredible relaxation and allow one to temporarily forget about physical pain. Not to mention that scientists have found that coloring actually quiets the part of the brain, the amygdala, that causes stress and is often activated when we are distressed by our pain. A recent Huffington Post … Continue reading Adult Coloring for Chronic Pain or Illness

Chronic Pain/Illness Photography Project Follow-Up

Chronic Pain Life’s online 21-Day Chronic Pain/Illness Photography Project recently completed. The participants’ photographs and accompanying explanations were all incredibly impactful, insightful and powerful. The most popular of the project’s daily photo prompts were: Goals, Identity, Know This, Who I Was and Acceptance. Day after day as participants explored and shared their experiences of pain/illness, through taking and sharing photos as well as viewing and … Continue reading Chronic Pain/Illness Photography Project Follow-Up

Insight Meditation App – Chronic Pain & Illness Group

Recently I created a “Chronic Pain & Illness Meditation” group on the free “Insight Guided Meditations” app. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Insight app, it is a well-respected and popular meditation app. I literally give this app the credit for helping me to become a dedicated daily meditator. The app has a meditation timer as well as numerous guided meditations, including many … Continue reading Insight Meditation App – Chronic Pain & Illness Group

Join the 21-Day Chronic Pain/Illness Photo Project

I am hosting a 21-Day Chronic Pain/Illness Photo Project in a closed Facebook group starting Monday, April 27, 2015. Each day there will be a photo prompt related to chronic pain/illness. Participate as much or as little as you would like. No experience necessary. Just use your phone-camera, snap away and share in the group. If you are interested in joining the project click on … Continue reading Join the 21-Day Chronic Pain/Illness Photo Project

Meditating has drastically improved how I am able to handle Chronic Pain

I posted back in September that I had completed a 21-day meditation challenge. Now I can proudly, and more importantly, gratefully, say I have completed a solid 6-months of daily meditation practice. I continue to reap the benefits of using meditation to deal with the challenges of chronic pain. The challenge is to put into words how exactly meditation has specifically helped me manage my daily pain. … Continue reading Meditating has drastically improved how I am able to handle Chronic Pain