I thought that those Beyond Blue readers who suffer from chronic pain in addition to depression might appreciate some of the insights by Maureen Pratt, a speaker and author who focuses on spirituality, faith and wellness (www.maureenpratt.com), compiled in a Beliefnet health gallery. To get to the gallery, click here. Following is the intro.
Oh, and I know a few of you who struggle with fibromyaglia. You might want to check out Beliefnet’s Pain Management Center: Spiritual Tools for Living with Fibromyaglia.

Chronic pain can make us feel isolated and helpless, especially if its cause is an illness or physical condition for which there’s no cure or effective medical treatment. At times of deepest despair, finding ways to nurture our spirits can help us not only cope with the pain, but also discover nuggets of grace, comfort, and productivity that can move us through and beyond the helplessness and hopelessness we feel. Here are ten spiritual tools that can help you get started toward peace in spite of and in the midst of pain.

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