The Gift of Healing From Chronic Pain

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Since this is a season of gift-giving for many, I was thinking about what kind of gift I’d like to give you as this year draws to a close and a new year is about to open its doors…

And I realized it would be the very same gift that I gave myself when I sat down to write a letter to my former self — the me of five years ago who was feeling scared, lonely and desperate as she watched her life and joy become smaller and smaller under the reign of ever-increasing migraines.

I’m going to share the letter with you and my wish is that it gives you the gift of HOPE. This is possible for you too! 💝

Letter to My Former Self

If I could reach out to my former self who was crying into her pillow from the pain and relentless of migraine, this is what I would say to her:

It’s going to be okay. I know you’re wondering if this will be your life forever. And I want you to know right now: it’s not. You’re going to heal and you’ll no longer get debilitating headaches that keep you home from work and make you have to cancel social plans.

You’ll always have your ups and downs, because that’s part of being alive. You’ll always be a person who’s highly attuned to your own and others’ emotions and someone who feels emotions in your body, because that’s who you are.

But instead of getting knocked over and swallowed up by feelings and symptoms, you’ll develop the skills and capacity to ride through them without shutting your life down. And that ability will help you expand in every area of your life, not just your physical well-being!

And you know what else? You know how you were working on a piece of writing that you were so passionate about, but you kept getting piercing headaches while working on it and you’d have to take days or even weeks off from it? Well, that won’t happen in the future.

But it’s not just that the act of writing passionately won’t trigger headaches anymore. It’s way more than that! Through your healing process, you’ll get so much more directly connected to your creative desires and purpose that your creativity will be on tap in a steady flow. You’ll be blooming with ideas and putting them on the page and out into the world every day. Your creative life will be on fire! 💖 🔥 🌺


This, my friend, is the gift that I want for you too. And I fully and wholeheartedly believe that you have it in you.

Sending loads of warmth and support your way,

Anna

➡️ If you need support with chronic pain and anxiety, 𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗹𝗼𝗮𝗱 this FREE resource I created for you: 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲’𝘀 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗣𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆.

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