Learning to accept pain when the reality is utter crap

Learning to accept pain when the reality is utter crap

It’s been one year since I had my hip reconstruction and has been quite the journey – mentally, physically and emotionally. Initially I was told that there was a screw loose in my hip and so I went into shock at the time. I was still in the hospital, had large doses of painkillers pulsing through […]

Gratitude for 2015’s special moments: a recap on a few

Gratitude for 2015’s special moments: a recap on a few

On the first day of 2015 I began compiling a Little Bits of Happiness Jar (the idea of which came from a coaching friend Tracy Gardner). In it I wrote down achievements, moments of gratitude, love, connection and anything that I felt deserved some recognition.   I started this as a way of acknowledging myself […]

We can make friends with our problems: pain is not wrong

We can make friends with our problems: pain is not wrong

I am writing this post for anyone who has ever experienced pain. Emotional pain, physical pain or mental pain. If you have experienced any sort of pain, or are currently in pain then maybe this will help you. I never thought that at my age (31) I would be experienced in dealing with pain. Even […]

The hilarity of living with chronic pain and how I came to have hip dysplasia

The hilarity of living with chronic pain and how I came to have hip dysplasia

Sometimes living with chronic pain makes me want to break down and cry. Sometimes living with chronic pain makes me break down and cry. The relentless niggling aches telling me I’m not immortal and that I’m not immune to discomfort and bodily malfunctions is enough to make me boil with anger. Unfortunately for me, this […]