MY CHRONIC PAIN JOURNEY : Clarissa Dingle

What a Pain in the Neck… and Back…and, and… "It can't really be that bad." "There's no way something like that would stop me from doing the things I love." "Can it actually last that long?" These were all preconceived thoughts I had about chronic pain due to a motor vehicle accident. I have close … Continue reading MY CHRONIC PAIN JOURNEY : Clarissa Dingle

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MY JOURNEY THROUGH CANCER + BACK : Rosalyn Salanguit

"When you're in your 30’s, one of the last things you think you will ever have to do is fight for your life." I know that was that last thing on my mind.  I wasn't where I wanted to be per say, but I also was a lot further from where I came from.  My … Continue reading MY JOURNEY THROUGH CANCER + BACK : Rosalyn Salanguit

3 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CHRONIC PAIN : Taylor Oomen, RMT 

As a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and instructor practicing and teaching about Pain and Stress, I have come to know a little bit about chronic pain. Chronic pain, and pain studies in general, are a constantly evolving field of research and study in the medical community. Even with the new developments and knowledge, it remains … Continue reading 3 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CHRONIC PAIN : Taylor Oomen, RMT 

TO THE PERSON READING THIS, YOU ARE NOT ALONE : Will Petrunia

*Will is the husband of Blogger, Kat Petrunia, of Our Happy Place. This is an excerpt from To the Person Reading This, You Are Not Alone: Will’s Story, originally published on Our Happy Place. You can’t tell by looking at me, but I struggle daily with some health- related challenges that have affected me for … Continue reading TO THE PERSON READING THIS, YOU ARE NOT ALONE : Will Petrunia

ACCEPTING MY NEW NORMAL – CHRONIC ILLNESS : Natalia Reardon

Accepting my new normal... the idea of that has taken me years to realize and accept! I have Hashimoto’s and Graves Disease, both autoimmune disorders that attack the thyroid gland. Throughout my journey over the years, I have swayed from acceptance and then back into denial again. It's not easy going from a very active mountain … Continue reading ACCEPTING MY NEW NORMAL – CHRONIC ILLNESS : Natalia Reardon