Healing Quotes



A psychologist who treats clients with pelvic pain told me, “Enjoy your healing”. In the depths of pain I could never have wrapped my mind around this.. but now I can see that painful challenge can also be an unfolding process of self-discovery and growth.





I used to think: “My pain is rearing up and pulling me out of life.” Now I understand: “My pain is signaling me to get the most out of my life.”






“What you hold emotionally can bind your body. Letting go helps love and life to flow.”
Photo: Katherine Velicki






When my pain reared up I used to tell myself, “My body is broken; I have a chronic pain condition.” Now I think: “My body is a messenger that has been finely tuned through my struggle. What is it teaching me today?”







“It takes a lot of energy for the mind to convince the heart that it is not hurting.”





“Sometimes you need to look within in order to climb out.”







My body no longer screams in pain when I’m stressed. But when it whispers, I listen.








“It is possible to experience physical or emotional pain and not suffer.”







“Escape from the Chronic Pain Trap” was the title of a recent essay in the Wall Street Journal. Let’s change it to: “Heal through the Chronic Pain Experience”







When you find yourself frustrated with someone who is in chronic physical or emotional pain, consider how hard it would be to remain calm and collected with your feet in the fire.







We often have no idea how broken we are until we start fixing ourselves.
Photo: Kelly Hughes






When it gets really windy in life, stay grounded and go with the flow.
Photo: Kelly Hughes





I recently heard these song lyrics…”We will get there. Heaven knows how we will get there. But we know we will.” Believing you can feel better helps you get there.
Photo: Tom Heimerman






When the path seems unclear, have faith that you are still moving forward.





When times get tough, consider switching your perspective of yourself and others from “problems to manage” to “people to love.”





8. Compassion is all about connection and equality. It is moving from feeling “for” someone to feeling “with” them.
Photo: Mary Clare Carlson




9. What is intimacy? Iben Larssen, my life coach on this journey to wellness, once described intimacy as: “into me you see”. As we heal, we gradually and gently inch toward intimacy.




Personal growth is like a pulsating rhythm- constriction becomes expansion, and when this new point feels tight and restrictive it breaks open and expands once again. This growth pulses ever outward- pushing the boundary of what IS to become what is possible.
Photo: Mary Clare Carlson