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26

Jul

If I had a penny for every, “But you don’t look sick…” #invisibleillness #chronicpain #chronicillness #sick #liveonyourownterms #positivity #areyouadoctor? #autoimmune #cancer #CRPS #RSD #beingpositivedoesnttakeawaythepain #POTS #MS #ME #illness #EDS #raredisease #health #fibro #arthritis #diabetes #chrons #disabled  (at Houston Methodist)

If I had a penny for every, “But you don’t look sick…” #invisibleillness #chronicpain #chronicillness #sick #liveonyourownterms #positivity #areyouadoctor? #autoimmune #cancer #CRPS #RSD #beingpositivedoesnttakeawaythepain #POTS #MS #ME #illness #EDS #raredisease #health #fibro #arthritis #diabetes #chrons #disabled (at Houston Methodist)

18

Jul

Mindfulness Matters! Combined with technology it’s golden! My current crush? The app Mindfulness Daily. It conveniently sends reminders (see above photo) directly to my iPad through the day, allowing for mindfulness (which in turn brings focus, stress relief, peace, etc.)Perfect for any spoonie! Or, for that matter, anyone and everyone looking for more balance in their life.Go sign up!!!

Mindfulness Matters! Combined with technology it’s golden! My current crush? The app Mindfulness Daily. It conveniently sends reminders (see above photo) directly to my iPad through the day, allowing for mindfulness (which in turn brings focus, stress relief, peace, etc.)

Perfect for any spoonie! Or, for that matter, anyone and everyone looking for more balance in their life.

Go sign up!!!

28

Jun

The most common question for those of us dealing with severe pain / severe illness in a positive manner is, “But how do you do you do it?”
My answer is always the same and very simple:
“What’s my alternative? To curl up in a ball and have that be it?”
Am I to forget my hopes and dreams? My passions or goals?
Nope! No thanks! No way. Rather not, thank you very much!
As I see it, the bad times are there so that we may truly appreciate those times that are good. And so now, whenever I can, when good days creep in and I feel up for something wonderful… Not only do I fully take advantage, but I’m more thankful than you could ever begin to know.
Raise your glass and toast with me! [Wait, what are we drinking?!]
GRAPE JUICE OF COURSE! 
Big love! - Danni xx

The most common question for those of us dealing with severe pain / severe illness in a positive manner is, “But how do you do you do it?”

My answer is always the same and very simple:

“What’s my alternative? To curl up in a ball and have that be it?”

Am I to forget my hopes and dreams? My passions or goals?

Nope! No thanks! No way. Rather not, thank you very much!

As I see it, the bad times are there so that we may truly appreciate those times that are good. And so now, whenever I can, when good days creep in and I feel up for something wonderful… Not only do I fully take advantage, but I’m more thankful than you could ever begin to know.

Raise your glass and toast with me! [Wait, what are we drinking?!]

GRAPE JUICE OF COURSE! 

Big love! - Danni xx

26

Jun

In the spirit of once again submitting myself to an inpatient Ketamine Infusion at Hahnemann University Hospital starting on Monday…
Here’s a #throwbackthursday to the Vice Online Magazine piece - featuring me - called “Is Ketamine the New Miracle Drug”
The article focuses on discovering ketamine as a means to treat everything from Chronic Pain disorders such as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD) to Fibromyalgia; to Chronic illnesses including OCD.
GO READ IT! And spread the word!
Find it below in many different languages:
www.vice.com/read/ketamine-therapy
Big love! Hope your day was wonderful! - Danni xx

In the spirit of once again submitting myself to an inpatient Ketamine Infusion at Hahnemann University Hospital starting on Monday…

Here’s a #throwbackthursday to the Vice Online Magazine piece - featuring me - called “Is Ketamine the New Miracle Drug

The article focuses on discovering ketamine as a means to treat everything from Chronic Pain disorders such as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD) to Fibromyalgia; to Chronic illnesses including OCD.

GO READ IT! And spread the word!

Find it below in many different languages:

www.vice.com/read/ketamine-therapy

Big love! Hope your day was wonderful! - Danni xx

18

Feb

#WinBSCHOOL!!!!

Hi, you!

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…

How?! Well…

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

25

Dec

Hope you all had a happy and healthy Christmas Season! May 2014 bring about remission, whatever that may personally mean to you. 
Big love! - Danielle xx 

Hope you all had a happy and healthy Christmas Season! May 2014 bring about remission, whatever that may personally mean to you. 

Big love! - Danielle xx 

19

Dec

2 more days until sweet Sam walks down the aisle! It only makes sense that I be on the Internet with her something blue… xx

2 more days until sweet Sam walks down the aisle! It only makes sense that I be on the Internet with her something blue… xx

18

Dec

Sometimes things are quite simple. xx

Sometimes things are quite simple. xx

17

Dec

Sister Christmas!
This picture makes me feel the luckiest. I have no clue what I’d do without the support of my amazing family.
In fact, that ‘family’ includes the constant love that I get from you guys, too! It’s such a pleasure hearing from y’all (I just wish I could type faster responses!)
Everyone deserves love and a shoulder to lean on - especially throughout the Holiday Season - so, always feel free/continue to reach out to me via Twitter @theproject3x5 or on email at theproject3x5@gmail.com
The Power of Pain Foundation are pretty fantastic too! Need help reaching them? As their Texan Ambassador (such an honor!) I’d be more than happy to help :) xx

Sister Christmas!

This picture makes me feel the luckiest. I have no clue what I’d do without the support of my amazing family.

In fact, that ‘family’ includes the constant love that I get from you guys, too! It’s such a pleasure hearing from y’all (I just wish I could type faster responses!)

Everyone deserves love and a shoulder to lean on - especially throughout the Holiday Season - so, always feel free/continue to reach out to me via Twitter @theproject3x5 or on email at theproject3x5@gmail.com

The Power of Pain Foundation are pretty fantastic too! Need help reaching them? As their Texan Ambassador (such an honor!) I’d be more than happy to help :) xx

06

Dec

When the weather outside/inside is frightful…