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Learning Self-Defense When You Live With Chronic Pain

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Woman fighting back.
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Fists punching.
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Can you be safe?


Men's shadows on ground.
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Pay attention to your surroundings


City taxi at night.
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Pay attention to yourself


Women with arms around each other.
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The more the merrier


Woman hand up to say stop.
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Voice power


Red assault whistle.
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Technology


Hand on the head of a cane.
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Whack ‘em


Woman getting out of a car taking out her gun.
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What about a gun?


Woman fighting back against attack from a man.
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Theory and practice


Me too concept.
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What to do if you’re attacked


Lene  Andersen, MSW

Lene Andersen, MSW

@TheSeatedView

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, facebook.com/rahealthcentral. She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.