What can I do to help myself?

You are the only person who knows what it’s like to have your pain. No-one else can feel it, can know what you think about in the middle of the night when you can’t sleep, can remember who told you what, and no-one else can do the everyday things that need to be done to…

Passion and pain: come on baby, light my fire!

Have you ever met a really passionate person? You know, the kind of person with eyes all lit up and sparkling, energised and enthusiastic? A bit like a Labrador puppy, nothing can stop them! I’ve spent the past few years talking to people who cope well with pain. These people have chronic pain, with diagnoses…

Making sense of pain

Chronic pain doesn’t make sense. I mean, pain is meant to be a message or a warning, and then it’s meant to fade away and everything’s meant to go back to normal, right? Chronic pain doesn’t. It hangs around nagging away at everything you do. It doesn’t make any sense. If you want to get…