Do you have self compassion? Well, if you've got chronic pain, let me tell you, it's a great tool to have in your toolbox!
Here's what I learned from having hit bottom. There's really only 2 choices. You either wallow in the mud down there, or you figure out how to climb out of the hole. All the bitching and moaning in the world won't change a thing. There are things you can control and things you can't. Let go of what you can't control, and start focusing on the things you can control. And stick to it!
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Pain never lives a solo life - it travels in a pack. The other members of the pack can include anger, depression, anxiety, fear....and maybe a few others I haven't thought of. How amazing it was, then, to grow up in a home where my dad lived with chronic pain for over 40 years, and he never took it out on us! This is why I've spent almost 3 decades helping people with chronic pain - because I know that it's absolutely possible to have a quality life, even with pain.
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Scientists have known for a while that everything vibrates, and that each cell in your body emits a sound. Your heart, blood, nervous system, muscles - everything - is vibrating and emitting sound. Is your "orchestra" playing in tune? Are they even playing the same music?
This is what sound healing is all about. Tuning up your orchestra....and I predict that it will play a major part of the medicine of the future. Not only for chronic pain, but also for other scary and painful diseases such as cancer and HIV. There's some extraordinary work being done on spontaneous cancer remission, and leading to incredible insights as to how the immune system, human behavior, personality and mind can influence these diseases and lead to extraordinary cases of ‘spontaneous’ healing.
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I know there are days when getting out of bed is enough of a challenge if you've got chronic pain. On those days, you might find that ankle rolls are the best you can do. But don't let that become an excuse for only doing ankle rolls as your exercise routine! Moving - any amount - will improve circulation which helps to decrease pain. And the side effects are great! You're smiling more!
So this week's video is about walking - just putting one foot in front of the other - any amount that's possible for you. Always listen to your body (even when it's screaming at you!). Maybe today you'll only make it as far as the mailbox. Maybe tomorrow you'll make it to the neighbor's house. And maybe the next day it'll be ankle rolls. Just keep at it, and your pain levels will become more manageable - pinky promise!
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I've been an acupuncturist, sound healer and teacher since the good old days. Now I'm putting together what I've learned over the decades into a simple, easy to follow system that's designed to get you smiling more, maybe even laughing more, and definitely getting back to living your life.