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Entries from October 2015

Use Your Senses to Help with Pain: Kinesthetic Sense

October 19th, 2015 · Comments Off on Use Your Senses to Help with Pain: Kinesthetic Sense

How can our senses increase the positive in our lives? Today is: Kinesthetic Sense Kinesthetic sense is our body awareness, our ability to sense where our body is in space as well as our sense of movement. When I think of how our sense of our bodies can help us, I think of beautiful movement such as dance or yoga. I also […]

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Use Your Senses to Help with Pain: Thermoception

October 12th, 2015 · Comments Off on Use Your Senses to Help with Pain: Thermoception

How can our senses increase the positive in our lives” Today is: Thermoception Thermoception is our sense of temperature, our ability to detect hot or cold. Some of my favorite warm things – warm sand of the beach between my toes, the sun on my face, snuggling under warm blankets, sitting in front of a wood fire. Favorite cold things – […]

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How to Live Well Book Review

October 7th, 2015 · Comments Off on How to Live Well Book Review

Toni Bernhard has written another great book, How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness! Her first one, How to Be Sick, is one of my all-time favorites, and this is a wonderful follow up.  Both books share her experience of living with chronic illness, including fatigue and pain. She fully describes her journey to figuring out […]

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Use Your Senses to Help with Pain: Touch

October 5th, 2015 · Comments Off on Use Your Senses to Help with Pain: Touch

How can our senses increase the positive in our lives? Today is: Touch Using touch to help ourselves feel better can be as simple as snuggling under a soft, warm blanket. Another way that is so relaxing for me is petting our cat Sammy. His soft fur is soothing, and seeing how much he enjoys rubs under his chin makes me smile. […]

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