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

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

Read my guest blog post: Chronic Pain in Focus – Gaining Further Insight from Your Photos

Read about Chronic Pain in Focus, my new community photography project and about my experience in the One Project’s online photography course, “Overcome Depression and Anxiety with Photographic Storytelling.” Head over to The One Project to read my post. Continue reading Read my guest blog post: Chronic Pain in Focus – Gaining Further Insight from Your Photos

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