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

How drawing, music and photography have helped me, a non-artist, deal with chronic pain

Six years ago if you had told me that drawing or music could assist me in dealing with my pain I would have said, “no way, I am not an artist and I need medical treatment not art or music”.  Interestingly as the years passed and my pain and disability increased, I opened up to the idea of utilizing the Arts to help me deal with the … Continue reading How drawing, music and photography have helped me, a non-artist, deal with chronic pain