Living With Pain, Feeling Through Pain: Tips on Healing and Self-Care
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Living With Pain, Feeling Through Pain: Tips on Healing and Self-Care

“Storms make the oak grow deeper roots” – George Herbert (1593-1633) These past couple weeks, I’ve had a string of days where I have been completely immobilized with all-over body pain and heavy fatigue, my body forcing me down against my will. I’m still learning to listen to it, to let go, to honour its … Continue reading

“We Have to Break Ourselves Open”: Navigating the Spaces of Uncertainty and Fear
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“We Have to Break Ourselves Open”: Navigating the Spaces of Uncertainty and Fear

Today has floated by like a dream – the kind where you can’t get quite find  your footing, and you are left feeling distant, disconnected, and drained. Earlier, I was sitting on the GO bus, crossed legged, books resting on my lap. Out the window, the world passed by in a blur – the rich … Continue reading

Breathing Room – Creating Space Between You and Your Pain
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Breathing Room – Creating Space Between You and Your Pain

I have been writing “morning pages” everyday for the past three weeks. This act has been so loving, comforting, and illuminating. When I was young, I used to write furiously in my journal almost every day. It was mostly complaining and general angst. I didn’t glean any insights from it at the time, it was … Continue reading

Sharing My Story
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Sharing My Story

Why do I write? Why is there urgency in my words? Why do I hungrily capture images every day?  Most people who really know me, know that I’ve been struggling with (currently undiagnosed) chronic pain. It began about a year ago in my neck and shoulders, causing almost daily debilitating headaches. It began wearing me … Continue reading