Kicking Pain in the “As” – Anger

Anger is almost always portrayed as a negative emotion; something to be worked on, to be avoided with calming techniques and herbal teas.  And often this is the approach required. However, I have found when dealing with pain that many people bury their anger, seeing it as something to be ashamed of, to apologise for.Continue reading “Kicking Pain in the “As” – Anger”

Kicking pain in the “As” – Accommodation

Accommodation is the third step in Kicking Pain in the “As”, and in this third blog in the series, I look at how accommodation of the symptoms of my conditions has allowed me to live a positive life with pain. Chronic pain could lead, very easily, to a pattern of “I can’t do that” inContinue reading “Kicking pain in the “As” – Accommodation”

Kicking Pain in the “As” – Acceptance

I believe Acceptance is the second step to living a positive life with pain; whether your pain is emotional or physical. Acceptance not as a way of giving-in, but as a way of moving on, of focussing on the important things. In this second blog in my series  – Kicking Pain in the “As” – I’mContinue reading “Kicking Pain in the “As” – Acceptance”

Kicking Pain in the “As” -Attitude

“You have a serious attitude problem young lady”…. One of the most common sentences I heard at School as a child.  I did have “attitude” even from a very young age, though whether I would call it a problem is debatable. You see, it’s my Attitude that forms the foundations for the way I copeContinue reading “Kicking Pain in the “As” -Attitude”

Choose positive thinking

  Choosing to think positively is not going to make all your problems disappear overnight; however, it is going to make a huge, positive difference to how you deal with, challenge, accept or fight these challenges and, as a result and with persistence, a more positive outcome.  Positive thinking is a choice and it canContinue reading “Choose positive thinking”

Now that’s my kind of choice!

It is important to remember that choices can be fun, light-hearted and a joy to make.  I started my day with my usual choice – Lavazza Rossa or Lavazza extra creamy?  That’s my kind of choice! 😉  The second big choice of my day landed in my lap as I sat with my coffee toContinue reading “Now that’s my kind of choice!”

Choose to put your feet up

Sometimes we struggle on when it is not the right thing to do.  Sometimes we convince ourselves that we simply “can’t miss this appointment” or that “they’ll think less of me if I take a day off”.  Sound familiar?   And when we hear this little voice in our head, we make a choice; often theContinue reading “Choose to put your feet up”