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Gratitude: The Lovechild of Pain

We live in a society where gratitude is trendy. It’s good to be grateful. It’s a good thing. We are taught: I express gratitude, I, in some way, become happier. It’s a foolproof formula, right?   Perhaps. Or perhaps, gratitude isn’t always our first reaction. Perhaps, we, as a society, have focused too much on… Continue reading Gratitude: The Lovechild of Pain

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10 Things to Know about Pain

Pain wants to be recognized. If it isn’t, it will beckon for your attention until it is. Pain doesn’t understand reason or practicality. It needs recognition. 25 years of pushing down pain taught me this. I covered pain up with anything I could find. I escaped it all costs. I couldn’t bear to sit with… Continue reading 10 Things to Know about Pain