How’s it going? Are you having a good week?
Have you ever dreamt big? Really big? In fact, what feels like maybe almost sometimes a little bit scary big - but scary in a good way!!! In a way to where you get soft, fluttery butterflies in your tummy - not the steel tipped ones. Well, that’s where I am right now, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! To me, there’s no better feeling than being pushed out of your comfort zone - especially for a good cause! And especially when you feel so proud of the end result!
See, I’m up for a scholarship to the wonderful Marie Forleo’s B-School! The application was a video via YouTube (see that video above? that’s it right there!) and the win would be a way for me to really learn how to skyrocket TheProject3x5 and CRPS/RSD advocacy to the next level.
To be a little more specific, based on my own experience with Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness - through my disease CRPS - I want to bridge the gap & make it easier for other patients from the terrifying starting point of initial diagnosis right through to figuring out treatments and finding support groups. Stress only amplifies illness! So, let’s get rid of that pesky little problem! I’d be sure to instead work TheProject3x5 around mindfulness and meditation. Again, using my own experiences to make sure it’s a realistic endeavor.
I get excited just thinking about it all!
But, like I said… first up, I need to win the scholarship! And here’s where you come in…
VIEW MY SHORT VIDEO & SPREAD THE WORD!
- The video above explains everything! Watch it on as many devices as you have, because the greater the views I get, the greater a shot I have.
- Then click here, to like the video on YouTube - again the more likes I get, the greater a shot I have!
- It’d mean the world to me if you were to stay on the YouTube page & make a positive comment about the video - this step is super important* because again - you got it! The more positive comments, the greater the chances are that I’ll be awarded the scholarship.
People get thousands of views! So let’s show them what Trinis, TheProject3x5, and The Power of Pain Communities can do here! :)
And did I mention that sharing is caring?
LET EVERYONE YOU KNOW SEE THE VIDEO!!!
Either via Facebook, Tumblr, or Twitter, perhaps even Pinterest! Any other social media platform should be just fine, I’m sure!
Just please make sure that however you decide to share, you also put:
1) the hashtag - #winBSCHOOL on it
2) my name (Danielle Alexis Cosgrove)
4) the original video YouTube link - http://youtu.be/HdMCg7y9Hk0
3) and then this link as well, to promote B-School for Marie :) - http://joinbschool.com/
Thanks a million!!! You’re the best and I hope you have a fantastic week! xx
Laughter is the Best Medicine!
Remember the good old days when Thursday night was for watching “30 Rock" and Liz Lemon was for making you feel that much more secure in your own skin thanks to her never-ending bizarro and crazy-hilarious misgivings? Oh, history!
Whether you were a great fan of the show, caught it once or twice, or (quelle horreur!) have still never seen it; if you suffer from Chronic Pain there’s no denying you’ll be able to relate on some level to Phoebe (Emily Mortimer’s character) and her chorus of “Oww!”
I live with the rare, and for the most part invisible, Chronic Pain condition Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD) and found myself in a fit of giggles thinking back to the many times strangers have stared at me - someone seemingly in good health - while I almost subconsciously “Oww!” my way through a task.
After all, if you can’t beat it - LAUGH!!! :)
Hope you’re well! Have a wonderful day. - Danielle xx
Ps: I’ve been undergoing pretty intense inpatient ketamine infusions so haven’t been able to write properly for ages. I miss you guys! I’ve been doing my best to update my Twitter feed, Instagram, and Pinterest accounts - so be sure you’re following me there so we can keep in touch. If you’d like more contact information, click the “Contact" tab to the left!
I know you all lead very busy lives, but PLEASE take a second to watch this video so that we can raise awareness for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD) and help this poor 11-year-old go back to living a busy life too.
No one her age should have to suffer the enormous amount of pain caused by this disease. So, if this video touches you in any way… help other young CRPS sufferers tomorrow (Friday, 24th) by wearing “crazy socks” (yup, it’s a thing!) It doesn’t matter how long you wear them for - just take a picture, post it to the following Facebook page, and enjoy the feeling of having done your good deed for the day!