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Treasures On The Sand

Gabriel King, Storyteller

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Shifting Perspective of Pain

Fighting the Darkness Without a Torch: Faith and Chronic Pain

"Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark." -Rabindranath Tagore Fighting chronic pain is already a daunting task, but is even more difficult when you do not have a firm foundation to stand on.... Continue Reading →

Throwing Out the Cookie-Cutter Mold: Why There is No Such Thing as “Normal”

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” -Maya Angelou What is "normal"?  The dictionary definition is, "the usual, average, or typical state or condition." The adjective definition is, "conforming to... Continue Reading →

What Happens Up Stream Comes Down Stream: The Cause and Effect of the Mental and Physical Connection

"Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – either way you’re right." -Henry Ford There were once two men who were hiking through a beautiful green forest. One had to pee very badly, the other was extremely thirsty. One... Continue Reading →

Finding Meaning in the Midst of the Battle: Is There Purpose to The Pain?

"Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning." -Psalms 30:5b You have been battling against an unwavering enemy that has taken over every part of your life. Day in and day out, you face this foe,... Continue Reading →

Fearing the Darkness: PTSD and Chronic Pain

"Being brave isn't the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it."  -Bear Grylls Everyone has some form of fear. If you say you do not, you are lying to yourself. Whether it... Continue Reading →

Forging Diamonds: Why Even Chronic Pain Is Molding You

“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing."-C. S. Lewis In the movie Arrival, there is a quote that has really resonated with me. "If you were to look at your life from beginning... Continue Reading →

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