Quality of life is a multidimensional experience of satisfaction with your life and overall wellbeing based on how you make meaning of your experiences.
This does not mean that we experience an idealized version of ‘perfect health’ or a ‘perfect life.’ We have human experiences and change thanks to them. We change when the seasons change. We change when we go through the cycles of life. Developing, maturing, and aging seem like they should be easy, natural processes, but modern life makes these cycles harder than they need to be.
I support restoring some grace to these natural movements of human experience by bolstering the basics:
Pain is a pivot point, because it is difficult to ignore. I believe that pain can be a locus of inquiry and a portal into human consciousness. If one is willing, it offers an opportunity to heal on many levels. It can lead to personal growth and new habits that improve overall wellness. My treatments for pain include acute and chronic conditions.
I’ve suffered from migraines for almost 30 years. They are really severe, and usually last for three days. I barely function through them, but being a mom, you can’t really stop, so I push through it. When they are so bad that I’m barely holding on, I really appreciate to be able to come in to see Pamela. It really is pretty instant. I have that magical 20-minute nap, and I wake up and feel the pain leaving me.