Treasures On The Sand

Gabriel King, Storyteller

Mourning Through the Pain: Grief and Chronic Pain

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love." -Washington Irving... Continue Reading →

Circling the Pit: Depression and Chronic Pain

"You say you're 'depressed', all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn't mean you are defective, it just means you're human." -David Mitchell Depression is not uncommon when you are fighting chronic... 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 →

Together We Fight: Uniting with Fellow Chronic Pain Warriors

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." -Helen Keller In comic book stories, we see many tales of superheroes fighting a plethora of villains, many times solo. However, when an even greater threat arises that... Continue Reading →

Same Battle, New Strategy: A Quick Update On My Journey of Hope

Greetings once again, warriors! It has been quite a while since I have posted anything, and it is about time I gave you an update. I have been doing a lot of struggling with my identity, my purpose, since finding... 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 →

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