Depression is a common problem when living with chronic pain. The struggle of daily living with pain can cause people to become helpless and give up on being happy, and rather just survive or become pessimistic. Talking to your doctor about therapy or medication for depression is an important step to living a happy, healthy life despite pain.
When at the heart of suffering, the darkness can be shed by giving onto others. Instead of remaining trapped within self-pity, shifting into a more selfless mode can change perspective and change perception. This ability to shift can mean the difference between suffering and thriving, between suffering and surviving, and between suffering and…