The Powerful Key to Recovering from Pain

The Powerful Key to Recovering from Pain

Today I want to share about something that is very dear to me:  Pain.  I sustained a pretty serious injury in 2013 which altered the course of my life in ways I could not have anticipated.  It was at this point that the experience of profound physical pain entered my life and seemed to set up camp as a permanent resident.  It was a demoralizing and deeply discouraging time.

It was a slow climb out of that dark pit of physical pain.  I slowly began physical therapy and other body work in order to try to heal.  What I didn’t realize at the time was, I wasn’t interested in healing:  I was interested in “fixing”.  I would “fix” my pain.  I would “fix” my body and then it wouldn’t be a problem anymore.

 

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Dear Pain, it’s time to get moving…

Dear Pain, it’s time to get moving…

The human body is made for movement, and as humans, we have explored the glorious potential of that movement. Picture a Cirque de Soleil acrobat, a gymnast, a marathon runner and best of all – a child at play.  The human body did not evolve to sit in a chair, or car, or remain static and still for hours at time.  Our bodies crave movement, yet when we feel pain, we begin to be afraid to move. 

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