Chronic Pain

Dealing with a Pet in Pain

Hi everyone, Wow, it’s been quite a while since I posted on here.  It’s been great to see some new followers roll in, and I’m looking forward to getting to know you. One of the reasons I haven’t had much time to write recently is that Ruby, my family’s 14-year-old Lab mix, has been having… Continue reading Dealing with a Pet in Pain

Chronic Pain, Favorites, Fibromyalgia, Pain Science

Understanding pain as an overprotective friend

Let’s say you’re sightseeing at the Grand Canyon.  You are with a trusted friend enjoying a scenic overlook when notice your friend is walking a little bit too close to the edge of the cliff. “Hey, watch out!” you say.  You can see that no one else is standing that close to the edge.  Your… Continue reading Understanding pain as an overprotective friend

Chronic Pain, Favorites, Fibromyalgia, Pain Science

Understanding pain as your body’s alarm system

In my experience, the key to learning to work with your pain instead of against it is to learn to view pain as your body’s alarm system. In the global North, most of us are privileged enough to have very little experience with pain.  As children, we only feel pain when we’re at the doctor’s… Continue reading Understanding pain as your body’s alarm system