I feel like, in a way, this was my last week of summer vacation, and somebody ruined it by reminding me of what’s to come next week. But that’s not really accurate, is it? Because I chose this. I choose this. This gets me and us what we want so deeply. I’m strong now, and I can do this. My partner and relationship are strong too, as are my friendships.
Yoga postures, your fitness routine, and your overall self-care are all pathways to the same end goal: loving yourself. You can learn to heal old wounds, to soften, to show kindness to yourself and with others. Best of all, you can learn to flourish in your own life and appreciate your own body. That’s a beautiful thing.
On the third night, I settled into bed after my husband and couldn’t get properly situated. After a few minutes, I realized why: my now-asleep husband had stolen my Eden pillow and replaced it with his years-old foam pillow. I retrieved my own pre-Eden pillow from the closet and eventually dozed off. In the morning, he was unapologetic and said he’d had an incredible night’s sleep.
Some women might fear that self-stimulation could replicate the pain they've so frequently experienced with sex. While sex shops are filled with cylindrical vibrators and toys, there aren't many options for female shoppers seeking a decidedly non-penis-evoking experience.
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Being diagnosed with a condition that causes chronic pain can be a scary thing, especially with new guidelines that recommend avoiding or limiting the use of opiate pain medications. How are you going to manage pain so you can keep living life? Without great medical treatments for chronic pain, you may feel like this question looms large.