There's a disco hit that I like to sing when the days are rough and last for weeks. Yep, it's that old heartbreak anthem "Survive." The song that girls of the 70s, 80s and 90s have memories of belting out, while in tears, during their high school tour of duty. It works just as well... Continue Reading →
Meet Alice and Bodhi! They are pretty certain they've treed a squirrel. There's a 50/50 chance they're right. They're enthusiasm far outweighs their expertise. Staring up at that pine canopy can keep them busy for hours. That's the herder* laser focus. I wish I was so easily occupied. Being easily distracted is a function of pain. Nothing holds your interest for long. You need multiple easy diversions and tasks. Short and sweet, for certain. Here are some things I do to try to occupy my mind and body when I'm in pain.
In the squishy pink jelly where my pain is stored along with all the data, like your face with the start of crow’s feet when you smile...
I like to sit in the sun, even on migraine days. Light sensitivity, called photophobia, is a common symptom of Migraine. Light becomes a lance in the eye. It is one thing to endure ambient light, another entirely to stare into a bright blue sky. That blue sky brings pain, but it also brings hope.... Continue Reading →