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What Are You Looking Forward To In 2016?

At the end of each year, many people set aside some time to reflect and think about the joys, sorrows, triumphs, and tragedies of the past year. This can be a great way to move on from a difficult experience and to plan for better days ahead. At Holistic Pain,

The Simple Benefits Of Kindness

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ~Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama~ Random Acts of Kindness Week may still be months away, but it is never too early (or too often) to be reminded of the simple benefits of kindness in your daily life. Kindness is one of the

Book Review: The Happiness Project By Gretchen Rubin

Does this quote have any resonance for you? “The days are long, but the years are short. Time is passing, and I’m are not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” For a chronic pain patient, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the daily routine of chronic

14 Ways To Get Your Workout In On The Road

It’s hard to believe it, but the holidays are upon us. This joyful time of year usually comes with delicious food, a disruption in routine, and travel. Not every airport you pass through will be lucky enough to have a yoga room, and time or space may be an issue.

Why You Should Be Traveling (And How To Do It With Chronic Pain)

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca A variety of studies have demonstrated that engaging in new and challenging adventures keeps our mind and body healthier. Traveling, it turns out, is at the very top of this list. And while the subject is on

Picking Your New Year’s Resolutions

In our previous post we discussed some of the most common New Year's resolutions and how to better prepare to reach your goal in 2015. While that post was very general about how to achieve your goals in the New Year, we thought we would break down some of the

What Are Your New Year Resolutions?

As we ring in 2015 many people are going to start their New Year's resolutions with the best of intentions. Some will want to get in better shape and others will want to commit to a project they've been putting off. Whatever the reason, the start of a fresh year

How Can You Give Back On Giving Tuesday?

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday; how many days after Thanksgiving do people need to start their holiday shopping? As an alternative for people looking to make a difference there is now Giving Tuesday, a day established for individuals to give back to their communities and to the world.

Thanksgiving Is National Family Health History Day

Tomorrow, November 27, families all across the United States will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day. Did you know that it is also National Family Health History Day? The Surgeon General, along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has established this day to highlight the importance of family history