Monthly Archives: February 2016

From Pain to Anger to Depression

Originally posted on EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info:
From Pain to Anger to Depression They say depression is anger turned inward, and especially with chronic pain, I believe this is true. What else can I do with my…

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Suicide is Not About You – Pain Drives to Despair

Originally posted on EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info:
Suicide is Not About You | Then Everything Changed Here’s a description of how suicidal thoughts and ideation take root when suffering from chronic pain.  This article is worth reading…

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“Antibiotic Seeker”

“So imagine you’re miserable with sinus headache and a hacking cough and a fever. You muster the strength to go to the doctor to get treatment so you can recover and go about your life.  You wait for an hour … Continue reading

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Worst Things to Say to Someone Who’s Depressed

Some people trivialize depression (often unintentionally) by dropping a platitude on a depressed person as if that is the one thing they needed to hear. While some of these thoughts have been helpful to some people (for example, some find … Continue reading

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HBO: Documentaries: The Alzheimer’s Project: About the Project: Landing Page

The official website for the HBO Documentary Films series, The Alzheimer’s Project. Source: HBO: Documentaries: The Alzheimer’s Project: About the Project: Landing Page

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The end of chronic pain? podcast

I was surfing around and found this podcast on The Guardian. Exciting and promising research into chronic pain. Anyone who lives with chronic pain should listen to this. Finding new ways to figure out making medicines that follow the pain … Continue reading

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Never Grow Up….

Posted in Aging, Birthday, Challenges, Changes, Choices, Communication, Connections, courage, Depression, Discouragement, Emotions, Growing, Guitar, Individualism, Learning, Life Is Short, Life Journey, Life Path, Metamorphosis, Music, New Horizons, Past Experiences, Personality, Seasons, self expression, Self Image, Self Love, Self Protection, Survival, Uniqueness | Leave a comment