How to keep PAIN from becoming a pain in the…

My hubby, Kris, and I escaped for a ski weekend on the North Shore of Lake Superior earlier this month.  For those of you who have been following me for some time, you know that this is our “happy place”.

It was the perfect ski weekend. By day, the sun warmed our backs on trails of bare white branches against the backdrop of deep indigo skies. At night, the snow crunched under our feet as we walked under a rich tapestry of stars.

We spent mornings gazing over the golden path of sunshine across the rippling lake while the steam rolled lazily out of our mugs. But simple kitchen tasks – like making coffee – can be an adventure (or a hazard) with the limited amenities in a rental cabin.

On our first morning Kris boiled water for the French press – in what turned out to be a not-so-pourable pot. The water went everywhere but into the press and he completely scalded his hand. Luckily, the sink’s tap was icy cold and he was able to douse it quickly. But the burning sensation lingered his fingers for the rest of the day.

Of course it could have been much worse, it wasn’t the kind of injury that ruined our vacation. But the fact is that pain, both physical and emotional, can creep into our lives in even the happiest of places.

How we choose to react to pain, is what determines if it becomes a manageable distraction…or an ongoing pain in the booty.  In this month’s video blog, I share three common reactions to pain, only one of which is truly healing.

(And, if pain feels like a bit of a downer to you – I’ve also got some cool new video effects that you can check out!)

After you watch the video, let me know in the comments what your default reaction is to pain (be honest!) The good news is the first reaction doesn’t have to be the final solution :)

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