Living with Chronic Pain: How to Set Priorities and Goals (and Even Believe You Can)

The American Chronic Pain Association is a terrific resource for those living with Chronic Pain. As they continue to grow, the number of resources they offer continues to increase, which even at this point are significant.

One of them is an uplifting and empowering 17-minute video about …

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“Take These Broken Wings and Learn to Fly”

“Blackbird singing in the dead of night

Take these broken wings

 and learn to fly…

All your life,

You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night

Take these sunken eyes

and learn to see…

All your life,

You were only waiting

for this moment to be free.

Blackbird fly.

Blackbird fly…

Into the light of the dark black night.”

Blackbird

by The Beatles, 1968

The Trauma of Chronic Pain

Trauma-

* a very difficult or unpleasant experience that causes someone to have mental or emotional problems;
* a serious injury to a person’s body

~ Merriam-Webster

Having Chronic Pain and the personal and lifestyle changes that occur as a result of it,  the fact that the pain is not going away, can cause major mental, emotional and psychological repercussions.

Learning to recognize and address these is a vital component of pain management…

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“Tools Matter”

Prayer

 Prayer heals. Spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically.

From earliest time, across cultures, from the monastics, men and women of the desert, until today people have asked how best to pray.

How exactly is it to be done?

There are many answers to this and…

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