How To Tell When You Are Making Progress With CPS

Celebrate progress, no matter how fast or slow the pace.

Each of us is on our own journey to health and wholeness, no matter how bumpy the road looks along the way. I have found that one of the best things you can give a person is the prerogative to their own process in their own timing.

Living with Central Pain Syndrome can feel like one setback after another, often to the degree that we will never get back what we once had. And I think that sometimes we can easily forget that getting back to what we once had shouldn’t always necessarily be the goal.

Image Credit: © Kelsey Rein

Image Credit: ©Kelsey Rein


Sometimes life calls us to find a new “normal” on our way to becoming the kind of person who doesn’t find our identity solely within our abilities or past lives.

Here’s what I have found:
Comparison is progress' thief.
Worry is progress' enemy.
Joy is progress' fertile soil. 

"Character can not be achieved in the ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved." -Helen Keller