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3 Mental and Spiritual Ways to Cope With a Pain Flare

When you're stuck in a pain flare, it's hard to envision the light at the end of the tunnel. Here are some small (albeit unorthodox) ways you can keep your head above the pain for perhaps a little while. I'm keeping this list short due to the nature of pain flares. Some of you might… Continue reading 3 Mental and Spiritual Ways to Cope With a Pain Flare

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The Identified Patient

I attend a dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) class four days a week, and lately the teaching therapist has been tossing the term "identified patient" at me, usually in reference to my poor attitude or my history of being sick as a child. Today she said I made somewhat of a dent in the identified patient… Continue reading The Identified Patient