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chronic pain

My Problem Wasn’t My Size. It Was My Scoliosis.

Learning yoga made me stop blaming my weight and instead come to terms with my invisible disability.

How Disability Made Hiking Better For Me

In what I used to view as the marathon of life, permission to ramble has been one of the greatest gifts disability has given me.

I’m A Refugee Addicted To Painkillers In Canada

But when you have chronic pain and have to work 12 hours a day in a factory or else people back home starve, what's the alternative?

Why I Lied To Friends About My Chronic Pain

When you lie about something like migraines out of shame, the lies keep stacking up until you've got a tower of them, ready to topple.

How Imaginary Light Soothes My Chronic Pain

I was skeptical that guided imagery could help my rheumatoid arthritis. I'm pleased to say I was wrong.

5 Cutting-Edge Tech Products That Could Change The Lives Of The Disabled In 2019

From robot gloves that help people with cerebral palsy, to glasses that let disabled people see what's happening hundreds of miles away, these CES tech breakthroughs could change the lives of disabled people everywhere.
A beautiful woman in a red dress covers the eyes of a bus driver.

In Defense Of Oversharing

When you live with a chronic condition, getting comfortable with vulnerability may be your greatest strength.

How To Create A Chronic Pain Journal (And Why You Should Start One)

To beat your pain, you need to understand your pain. That's why spending just 5 minutes a day writing can be your most effective tool in fighting chronic pain.

How Being A Patient Taught Me To Be A Better Mom

Spending 18 months in doctor's offices may not have gotten me a diagnosis, but it has taught me patience with my kids and myself.

How Birdwatching Helps Save Me From Chronic Pain

'Peace and patience' are rare commodities when you live with pain... but a day spent birding is an extra day added to your life.

Life On The ‘Opium Couch’

When chronic pain forced Stephanie de Montalk to live fourteen years lying down, she didn't get lazy: she wrote seven books, and got her PhD.