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  1. Daisymae007

    Daisymae007 New Member

    In February, our thoughts turn to hearts and flowers. Valentine’s Day highlights romantic love, but many of us celebrate love of all types - for our children, pets, friends. How about including some much needed self-love and care this year?

    A heart full of joy can be hard to come by when you’re in chronic pain. Ironically, our resistance to making needed changes and creating the life we really want, a life we LOVE, is part of what causes our pain in the first place! TMS sufferers have a tendency to, unintentionally but consistently, block their own path to joy. We repress too much anger. We neglect to set healthy boundaries on our time and relationships. We strive for perfection. We worry too much about what other people think.

    We can also easily fall into the trap of remaining suspended in “chronic recovery.” Yes, there is an important time of transition from chronic pain to becoming pain free. And this time period varies, depending on a number of factors: how long you’ve been in pain, the depth of any trauma, whether you need to make big or relatively small life changes to reduce your underlying tension.

    But even in the most complicated scenarios, never forget that the goal is to move through the recovery phase as expediently as possible. This is where self-love comes into play big time. Putting yourself at the top of your priority list is a must for resolving chronic pain.

    Being out of pain is fantastic all on its own, but isn’t the real prize the ability to pursue and experience your heart’s desires? When you no longer have to work around your chronic pain, a whole new world opens up. Work on reducing the amount of tension you hold in your mind and your body….and make YOUR heart happy! - by Laura Heidrich
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  2. Lynn S

    Lynn S Peer Supporter

    Hello Daisymae007,

    Yes love is the key to all of my perceived problems. Thank you for sharing this.
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