Issue 267: Pacing with Chronic Illness Can be Frustrating Yet Necessary & Sometimes the Power of Holding Space for Someone Who’s Suffering is All They Need

Friday, 28 May 2021. Issue #267. In This Issue: Pacing with chronic illness is something spoonies know we should do, yet can be frustrating and not all that straightforward. Sometimes the power of holding space for someone who’s hurting is all they need, not fixes, solutions or answers. Self-regulation is hard compared to habits, thus […]

How to Use the 7 Dimensions of Wellness to Thrive with Chronic Pain

This article explores the seven dimensions of wellness and how we can use them to improve our quality of life despite chronic pain. Those who live with chronic pain know all too well that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to pain management. Even those who live with the same chronic illness often need a mix […]

Mayv, Your Holistic Partner for Chronic Pain Management

The original post I wrote for Mayv covers the seven dimensions of wellness for chronic pain management. This includes: physical, mental, emotional, social, occupational, spiritual and intellectual wellness. Healing goes beyond physical health, and each of these dimensions matter for totality of a person’s wellbeing. Chronic pain is often present with chronic illness. Therefore, we […]

Issue 260: Feeling Less Alone Through Online Chronic Illness Communities & There is No Point Pushing Through Pain When Someone Might be Able to Help

Friday, 09 April 2021. Issue #260. In This Issue: Exploring the definitions and causations of pain in order to manage it using neuroplasticity. Switching over to Cloudways hosting for my blog, after doing lots of research at work! Ginger in all forms is great for migraine pain management and nausea relief. That strange thought when […]

Oral Spray Vitamins: A Quick & Easy Way to Get Your Nutrients with Chronic Illness

Oral spray vitamins are on an upward trend, and for good reason. The benefits are manifold, but are particularly exciting for those who live with chronic illnesses, like me. Apart from pain, many chronic conditions can cause malabsorption or a lack of appetite. Medications themselves can deplete nutrient supplies or interfere with absorption in the […]