There is nothing charismatic about chronic pain regardless of its source. Pain and chronic illness are greedy and demanding. Either or both can consume our time, our relationships, and our function. Chronic pain and illness can rob us of our dignity if we let it. But, there are things we can do, perspectives we can make that prepare us for the untold side effects of living with daily pain and chronic invisible illness.
“Remember, no one can make you feel inferior
without your consent.”
|Day Twenty-three - Whole Heartedness|
The winter season metaphorically offers time for our old thoughts and destructive behaviors to die off. The barren land of winter uses the season for rest, to lay sallow in preparation for the birth of spring. The books in the Broken Body, Wounded Spirit series allows us to go of old thoughts by offering daily thought prompts, exercises, and words of inspiration, such as those in the above quote. Our readers are given tools to fight the ogre of doubt that plays on our fear, agony, loneliness, and resentment in the Winter Devotions edition.
Come with us as we walk the barren winter land, appreciating that it is necessary to rid ourselves of previous conceptions in preparation for the spring season of rebirth.
Read more about Broken Body, Wounded Spirit, Balancing the See-Saw of Chronic Pain: Winter Devotions by Celeste Cooper, RN and Jeff Miller, PhD on my website, Celeste Cooper.com. Follow me on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pintrest, and Linked-In. Other resources include:
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"Adversity is only an obstacle if we fail to see opportunity."
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Celeste Cooper, RN
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