Blogs & Informational
This is a community of bloggers who are supportive of one another and offers a great way to connect.
“The Mighty is a digital health community created to empower and connect people facing health challenges and disabilities.” You can submit your blog post to The Mighty to be published.
For women created by a woman. Jenni is full of energy and optimism, reaching thousands of women who have chronic health issues. She has a blog, a private forum and Facebook page, informational videos and more. Check it out. She will get you feeling inspired!
Shellley, diagnosed with Lyme Disease and Fibromyalgia, offers a informational blogs about coping with pain and a Facebook page for people to connect.
Joletta (Jo for short) also experiences chronic pain and has a blog full of thought provoking blogs related to pain. She is full of knowledge and introduced me to many of the new theories related to the science of pain.
Jo and her colleague, Beth, also who experiences chronic pain, have created a nonprofit organization, called, Endless Possibilities.
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Online and in-person programs that help support and empower people with chronic illnesses and pain
Joletta and Beth provide workshops and an annual retreat. “Through pain science education, mindfulness, movement, creativity and adventure we learn more about ourselves and what’s possible and practice strategies for living well
Besides individual coaching, Darla offers a Recovery Toolkit, providing online self-healing courses that you can take at your own pace. A Healing School offers “in-person” online classes for women, a forum, and coaching calls. “Classes are designed to support you in every facet of your life, including meditation, yoga, breathwork, boundaries, emotions, mind-body tools, and all the basic principles of recovery.”
Related to Pain:
American Chronic Pain Association – Information on research, pain management tools, offers tools and charts to use during a doctor visit depending on diagnosis, a shop that offers empowering videos “Pathways Through Pain”
Institute for Chronic Pain – Ideas that are changing pain
Massachusetts Pain Initiative – Run by people who experience pain, advocates, caregivers, healthcare providers to provide community awareness, education programs, and advocate for supportive pain management laws and regulations to support
Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science, Greg Lehman – a wonderful resource with a FREE 70-page, downloadable ebook that teaches a pain science and strategies for pain management
(for) Caregivers: Family Caregiver Alliance – offers online education and community support for caregivers
US Pain Foundation – Founded by someone who experiences chronic pain to educate and advocate for others. Also, Join the Heroes of Healing, an online community where people support and inspire one another.
Arthritis: Arthritis Foundation
Cancer: American Cancer Society
Chronic Fatigue: Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome of America
Myopain: International Myopain Society
DrugRehab.com – a resource for people with co-occurring disorders, also known as dual disorders, who have been diagnosed with substance abuse and another mental health disorder. This website offers information about addiction, treatment, active recovery, advocacy (where people have shared their stories) and a blog.
Sleep – How Sleep Works and Recommendations – by Tuck Sleep: Evidenced-based sleep health information, news, and unbiased product reviews