Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Wounded Warrior: INTERNATIONAL HELPLINES AND WEBSITES FOR CHILDREN

The Wounded Warrior: INTERNATIONAL HELPLINES AND WEBSITES FOR CHILDREN: Al Yaman : YMHA : 236622 Antigua and Barbuda : Friends Hotline Antigua and Barbuda : 800 4357 Argentina : Childhelpline : 102 : www.inf...

The Wounded Warrior: Coping Mechanisms #childabuse #survivors

The Wounded Warrior: Coping Mechanisms #childabuse #survivors: The coping mechanisms you used as a child helped you function during the times you were being abused. Even though these coping mechanism...

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Liz Hall | Give the Priceless Gift & TIP OF THE DAY #3 and #4 From Pain Sufferers Speak's FREE Online Community

Liz Hall | Give the Priceless Gift & TIP OF THE DAY #3 and #4 From Pain Sufferers Speak's FREE Online Community

Liz Hall | TIP OF THE DAY #1 and #2 From Pain Sufferers Speak's FREE Online Community

Liz Hall | TIP OF THE DAY #1 and #2 From Pain Sufferers Speak's FREE Online Community

Give the Priceless Gift


Hug the people you love. Cherish your loved ones. This year give the gift of gratitude to each family member and dear friend—tell each of them how much they mean to you! Make them feel special, because they are each a one of a kind model and uniquely beautiful just the way they are! Its a priceless gift! Spread the love this Christmas!! <3 XOXO <3 
Written by: Liz Hall, Founder of Pain Sufferers Speak’s FREE Global Community
To connect with Liz and all parts of PSS, click here http://xeeme.com/LizHall/

Friday, November 16, 2012

Liz Hall | Love to make new connections each day!

Liz Hall | Love to make new connections each day!

Here is my NEW press release! Check it out and let me know what you think! Love to get positive and negative feedback so I can improve and grow! Thank you and have a fabulous weekend everyone! Love and hugs to all my #spoonie buddies + Pain Brothers and Pain Sisters worldwide!! XOXO

Monday, October 15, 2012

This Whale IS Lonely, But You Never Have To Be

Upon reading this story, it occurred to me that in a way, Pain Sufferers all over the world feel alone even among family and friends because their "song" cannot be heard or understood by anyone who does not live with pain. You never have to be alone in your pain again! Join Pain Sufferers Speak and an entire global community waits to support you through good days & bad.  We accept you just as you are and will support you with unconditional love and respect for your beliefs. Judgment and criticism are NEVER allowed. Come meet Pain Brothers and Pain Sisters all over the world who CAN hear you and do understand! http://xeeme.com/LizHall/

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Feedback Response & BIG Thank you!


I like to respond to all my feedback and I truly do appreciate ALL feedback, because I recognize and accept that I can always benefit from another view. 

Everything about me and Pain Sufferers Speak is NEVER about pity--what a waste that would be! 

My main goal is to be sure no one ever has to be alone in their pain. 

I practice unconditional love and acceptance for everyone in my daily life and this includes respect for all religions and faiths. Everyone/All means no one and no belief is excluded. I think we all have the right to state our opinions and listen to each other with an open mind and heart (no preconceived judgments or stereotypical small thinking allowed). Be open to change and new ideas that differ from your own. If you never do anything different, your life will stay the same. Do you want to be the same as you are today? 

So here is the bottom line for me personally, its never about pity, but rather compassion and complete honesty. 

Pain Sufferers Speak (PSS) is not just for pain peeps!! 

Everyone on this planet experiences pain at some point therefore we ALL need to educate ourselves about pain and coping with the physical, mental and spiritual ramifications of pain and any sort of negativity. Painspeaking is about communicating your pain in a healthy way with others who also live with pain or illness. This is not to be confused with complaining, but rather dropping off the negative junk so we can be healthier and better equipped to be the best people we can be and live up to our own potential. All parts of Pain Sufferers Speak practice No judgment and No criticism along with unconditional love and respect for all religions. If you think its not possible and sounds "goody two shoes" unreasonable, you will be pleasantly surprised to hear that I do very little conflict resolution in all 4 of my support groups! 

My favorite quote: "Be the change you want to see in the world."~Ghandi

Make it a meaningful day and pass on a smile when you can spare them.

Sending out love and hugs to everyone!! Liz xoxo

Written By: Liz Hall, Founder of Pain Sufferers Speak's Global Community
To find out more about Liz and all parts of PSS, click here http://xeeme.com/LizHall/

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

YOUR LIFE AFTER TRAUMA - Back on the Air!

I’ve been waiting all summer to share the good news with you --- and now I can:

YOUR LIFE AFTER TRAUMA, my weekly radio show designed to bring support and information to trauma survivors, plus their caregivers and professionals, has been picked up by a fantastic sponsor and is moving out of the evening terrestrial market into daytime internet talk radio.

Now sponsored by Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, YOUR LIFE AFTER TRAUMA relaunches tomorrow, Wednesday, September 12, 2-3pm EST on CONTACT TALK RADIO. You and your audience can listen live here:
http://www.yourlifeaftertrauma.com/radio/how-to-listen 

As part of our new format YOUR LIFE AFTER TRAUMA will dedicate the second Wednesday of every month solely to military issues. Our upcoming lineup includes:

Sept. 12: Veterans Employment Issues: Overcoming Obstacles in the Civilian Job Hunt, with co-host Terry Howell, Managing Editor of Benefits, Military.com

Sept. 19: How To Become (Even More) Functional TODAY, with Jude Bijou, author of award-winning ATTITUDE RECONSTRUCTION

Sept. 26: How To Access Your Amazing Self, with motivational expert and author, Deb Scott

Oct. 3: 8 Keys To Brain-Body Balance, with trauma expert Dr. Robert Scaer

For more information about how to listen to the show, fully downloadable free archives (also available on iTunes) and to sign up for show updates visit:
http://www.yourlifeaftertrauma.com/radio 

We don’t heal in isolation; we heal in community. I hope you’ll help me strengthen the community in which we all participate by spreading word of the show.

Joyfully,
Michele Rosenthal, 

Author, Post-Trauma Coach, Radio Show Host

Have you checked out SPICIE??

Spicie is today’s woman. She is different. She is unique. The Spicie woman may be your sister. She may be your neighbor. She may be your co-worker. She may be your boss. She may be you. The Spicie woman is the woman that isn't satisfied with good enough, nor is she satisfied with the slant the mainstream media puts on news and issues regarding women. 
As far as women have come, there is still a long way to go. It is no secret that mainstream media is still male dominated. With that, comes male slant on the news. We respect male journalists and we do like men, but we are of the feeling that they don't always get news about women right. They don't always cover the issues we are most concerned about as women. That is where the women of Spicie come in. 
We don't hesitate to take on tough subjects the media often does not want to cover, or covers from the wrong angle. Yes, we like to bring you some entertaining pieces and tips, but what we strive to do is pickup where the news often leaves off. We aren't afraid to take a stand and share strong opinions. We are not the type that will sugarcoat what needs to be said. 
Furthermore, we aren't solely concerned with what is happening to us personally. We are concerned with women around the world, and the ladies of Spicie are from around the world. We are women of different ages, races, careers, family compositions, careers and opinions. We harness all we know and all we can learn to bring it to you so that you can decide for yourself. We are not here to tell you what to believe. Our purpose is to provide you with the information that is often lost in the shuffle. 
We are not just broadcasters, however. We like to hear from YOU. We make ourself present on social networks like Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SpicieDotCom Twitterhttps://twitter.com/SpicieDotCom and our site http://spicie.com/ via comments. We want to know what you think. We want to know what you want us to shine a light on and report. Our goal is to make women better informed, more confident and ultimately, safer, happier and more fulfilled. 
~Written By: Amanda Fox, Founder at SPICIE

Monday, August 27, 2012

Please Help to stop PROP's Petition: A must read for all pain sufferers


"Pain sufferers rarely have the chance to make an impact on the policies that affect them on a daily basis. THis is a time that you CAN join an online action to prevent serious restrictions in FDA regulations that could make it extremely dif
ficult for you to get opioid (narcotic) pain medications for more than 90 DAYS....if you have been in pain for a year, you would already be out of luck....for the rest of your life!
Hundreds of pain sufferers have joined this cause. Please join and bring some friends and family with you! It is time to SPEAK OU, STAND UP, and BE HEARD!!! We need a couple of hundred more signatures to get to 1000! If you have already signed, try emailing, calling or talking to someone to get them to sign!"

Written by fellow pain brother, awesome healer, and inspirational activist: Doc ForthePeople

"This petition is for all of us who suffer from chronic pain ! and our right to stand our ground and Have a voice in this matter! By petitioning the FDA to save our rights to relief from the suffering and pain we experience day in and day out. Chronic pain sufferers have a voice that needs to be heard. We as chronic pain sufferers out-number these that are trying to limit our access to opioid medications. The more signatures we receive on this petition the louder our voice will be. If the FDA accepts the changes asked for by PROP it will limit our rights to receive the opioid medications we have to take to have some sort of quality of life. For chronic pain patients opioids allow us to get dressed in the morning, get out of bed, and do some activities we had prior to our onset of pain and the life changing experiences we have faced due to our chronic pain. Please not only take a few moments to sign this petition so the FDA can hear our unified voices loud and clear, but please join in our fight by sharing this petition. Together we can stop this. Together we have a voice! Together we will save lives!" 
By: Rebecca Roberts, Founder of this petition

"I signed this petition! My hope is that you will sign also and spread the word for awareness and to encourage other signatures! Thank you!"
By: Liz Hall, Founder of Pain Sufferers Speak
Here is the link to the petition http://www.change.org/petitions/please-help-to-stop-prop-s-petition?utm_campaign=friend_inviter_modal&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=14081241

Thursday, August 16, 2012

10 “Rules” to Have Everything You Want.

10 “Rules” to Have Everything You Want.

Awesome tips for living life to the fullest!

A Safe and Natural Remedy for Panic Attacks and Anxiety

A Safe and Natural Remedy for Panic Attacks and Anxiety


Die as Old as Possible Feeling as Young as Possible

Die as Old as Possible Feeling as Young as Possible

Awesome info for everyone!

Back Pain… CBS Almost Has the Complete Answer! WOW

Back Pain… CBS Almost Has the Complete Answer! WOW

Awesome info for me and all those who suffer with back pain. Be sure to share so others can benefit, too!

Here is an AWESOME Resource for ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS (AS)


“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran

Blog called FACES OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS (AS)

http://thefacesofankylosingspondylitis.com/a-s-face-0110-laura-hansler-ross/ 

Written by a fellow Pain Sister named Laura

Our goal is to have ONE THOUSAND faces… There is strength in numbers.
To be included please contact Cookie at  Cookiehasas@aol.com    We are also on twitter. @FacesofAS
The requirements  to have your face included on this site are:
You must include your name and location.
You must have  Ankylosing Spondylitis.
You must include a picture of yourself.
You are welcome to provide only a picture, many pictures or a picture along with a story, poem, quote, whatever you wish to share about your life with Ankylosing Spondylitis.
This project doesn’t have a deadline and you are free to add or update anytime you wish.
Please send your information to email address Cookiehasas@aol.com
I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you. Sincerely Cookie

About Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's Reading Room

About Alzheimer's Reading Room | Alzheimer's Reading Room

My Mom's side of the family has been plagued with Alzheimer's so this is a cause very close to my heart. At age 15, I saw my grandfather die from this horrible disease after having his memories taken from him one by one. He was the oldest of 10 siblings and each one has systematically being diagnosed with Alzheimer's. So far it has NOT been passed to my Mom or any of her siblings. Happy to spread the word about this #1 blog and I pray for each of you who is touched by Alzheimer's diesease in any way.

How To Get Rid Of Gingivitis (Gum Disease) Fast & Naturally | ShareNoesis

How To Get Rid Of Gingivitis (Gum Disease) Fast & Naturally | ShareNoesis

Many of you pain sufferers have told me that you went through at least one period of your life when you did not care for your teeth properly. I was guilty of this also, and my doctor told me it is a common neglect during depression. Since many of us who live with chronic pain and chronic illness suffer with depression, I wanted to pass on this article about how to get rid of Gingivitis fast and naturally. The techniques the author describes have worked for me over the years. I never typed them up or posted them before out of shame. Many of you have shared how this shame led you to neglect your teeth to the point of needing dentures. Hopefully by spreading this information, you will get the opportunity to reverse your Gingivitis and keep your teeth longer. Sending love and hugs to all my Pain Brothers and Pain Sisters all over the world!! Liz xoox

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Just signed up with IBOtoolbox!

Just signed up with IBOtoolbox!

I have a new business profile on IBOtoolbox! Hopefully this will put me in touch with more pain sufferers worldwide. My goal is to be sure no one ever has to be alone in their pain. That's why I created Pain Sufferers Speak's global community to offer so many online options--4 support groups, 3 blogs, and availability on most social networks! You choose how you want to connect and meet others who share your life's challenges, your passions, your causes, and your life's work. Hope you are in the middle of a fabulous week! Sending love and hugs to all my Pain Brothers and Pain Sisters worldwide!! Liz xoxo

Monday, August 13, 2012

Check out this awesome new resource!!


"OurDepression.org was created as an outlet for those who are currently battling depression, and also to reach out to those who have won their battles against depression.
As a community, we have many ways for you to connect with other depression survivors. The resources we provide have been carefully constructed to give hope and inspiration to you, our friends.
Some of the benefits we have for you here are:

Forum in which you can ask questions, give advice, and just talk with others who have walked down a similar path in life as yourself.

Two blogs, each of which have been designed with a particular focus in mind. One was created by Sarah Rice, Psychology Major and co-founder of OurDepression.org, to give advice and help to those that seek it. The other is a Visitor Submission blog, which can be used by you, our guests, to provide your insights to the growth and development of our site, as well as post stories about your trials and triumphs."

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Is the Need for Quality Being Overlooked

orglearn - Management Thought for the Week: Is the Need for Quality Being Overlooked: Some years back Total Quality Management (TQM) was a prevalent management objective.  Today it seems to have fallen out of favour ...

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

Happy 2nd Birthday to Pain Sufferers Speak!!










2 years ago today, PSS was started as a facebook group. We evolved into a global community with 3 blogs, 4 support groups (family support group on facebook, LinkedIn Networking Group, Google+ Group, and Empire Avenue shareholders group), and so much more! Safe havens for everyone to share, vent, scream, laugh and giggle together through the hardest stuff life can throw at us--chronic pain and chronic illness. So thrilled to have met all of you and have you in my daily life! What started out as therapy for me so I could fight depression has become a lifeline for everyone involved! Looking forward to finishing my first book and being able to hug many of you in person on the book tour. More details and dates to follow as soon as I have them. Wishing each of you a painfree day if possible! If not painfree, at least we can get through the day together with understanding and unconditional love!

To fully connect with all parts of PSS and Liz Hall aka Painspeaks, go to http://xeeme.com/LizHall/

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Alzheimer's Disease Statistics | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Alzheimer's Disease Statistics | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Spreading awareness for Alzheimer's Disease! Unfortunately, I know all too well how much of a ruthless thief this disease can be from my personal experience on my Mom's side of the family. Her father was the oldest of 10 children and he died in 1989 after being taken away from all of us one precious memory at a time. Systematically the rest of his 9 siblings all were diagnosed with Alzheimer's! We just lost his youngest sister in May. Thankfully, my Mom and her 4 siblings have not showed any signs and we hope and pray that they remain symptom free forever.

Remember: Advocacy is FREE and easy! Just spread the word on all your social networks! Thank you and God Bless you!

Pioneer Days | This is the Place Heritage Park | Salt Lake City, Utah

Pioneer Days | This is the Place Heritage Park | Salt Lake City, Utah

July 24th is my daughter's birthday so we have spent the day celebrating her 19 years. Interesting to come across another reason to celebrate July 24th!! Hope you all had a beautiful day!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Patti K. – Scholarship Contest Essay

Patti K. – Scholarship Contest Essay
I encourage all of you to vote for Patti and help her win this scholarship! Patti is an amazing patient advocate and educator who will put this money to good use to help others. Here is a quote from her awesome essay, "We are in the process of creating a multi-faceted program that will provide patients with the tools they need to become an active member of their treatment team, to utilize the resources available to them and to network with others who share their experiences so they know they are not alone! Our goal is to build a global community of patients who educate, enrich and empower one another to create positive change!"

If you have something like this in your life, please send me a private message on facebook with details to http://www.facebook.com/painsufferersspeak

Happy to help all of you acheive your goals and enable your dreams to come true!! Love and hugs to all my Pain Brothers and Pain Sisters all over the world! Liz xoxo

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Simple Way To Be An Advocate Today

Today on Empire Avenue, a fellow advocate named Jackie Bigford aka (e)JACKIESBUZZ set up a mission to help a 16yr old who has terminal cancer achieve one of the items on her bucket list--to trend on Twitter.
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Here is the link to Alice's uplifting blog  http://alicepyne.blogspot.co.uk/

Alice's Bucket List

I'm 16 and I have terminal cancer. I've created a bucket list because there are so many things I still want to do in my life ... some are possible, some will remain a dream. My blog is to document this precious time with my family and friends, doing the things I want to do. You only have one life ... live it!
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I am always spreading the word about how easy it is to be an advocate for worthy causes. Its a simple tweet that will bring Alice that much closer to crossing an item off her bucket list. Just copy and paste the following tweet on Twitter:
 @Alice_Pyne is 16yr old dying of #Cancer - she has made a #alicebucketlist and wants 2 Trend On Twitter http://bit.ly/NGu7qR Be sure to RT

Once you have posted this tweet, I encourage you to go to Alice's blog and read her story and posts. She is such an inspiration!
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!


Friday, May 11, 2012

A Promise & Challenge

This was reposted on Facebook by an amazing Pain Brother named Joseph Aquilino aka Joey Giggles who lives with the daily pain of RSD and is one of the best advocates I have had the priviledge to meet. I am accepting this challenge and renewing these promises each day. Will you?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"I promise myself
- To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.
- To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.
- To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
- To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.
- To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
- To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.
- To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
- To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.
- To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.
- To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
- To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.
- To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me."
(By: Christian D. Larson,1912, Modified by The Secret 2007)



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Challenges are doable when we let go of fear and go for it! Nothing is set in stone unless you decide it is. Love yourself enough to pat yourself on the back when you meet a challenge head on. Love yourself enough to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again if you fail. You may not do it the 1st, 2nd or 3rd time, but know that you will NEVER do it IF you do NOT try. Have a blessed weekend filled with happiness! Liz xoxo

Thursday, May 10, 2012

An Inspiring Note from Michele Rosenthal

Let's Spread Some Hope!
Michele Rosenthal


"Greetings from I-Believe-In-You Central!

Just a quick note to ask for your help in spreading some hope to people who need it – in a very quick, no muss/no fuss for you way:

I’m on a mission to inspire people to overcome the effects of the past. After life’s challenges so often people lose belief in themselves and instead believe they are defined by their negative experiences. As I bet you know, we choose what defines us and trauma (big ‘T’ or little ‘t’ – divorce, bad boss, car accident, illness, abuse, etc.) can be something we move through rather than become stuck in.

As a Trauma survivor myself I learned the hard way how to reclaim my life. Now, I’m dedicated to helping others do the same. Last week my trauma recovery memoir was released. BEFORE THE WORLD INTRUDED: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future chronicles how I triumphed over trauma – and the unexpected way I did it.

In an effort to inspire people to hope for and believe in moving forward after life’s challenges last week I also launched PROJECT GIVE BACK, a program that offers over $1,900 in complimentary support resources for every person who purchases my memoir. With professional contributors from around the world and at the forefront of their fields, PROJECT GIVE BACK offers resources covering a variety of areas important in rebuilding a life, including relaxation, meditation, mind/body connection, therapeutic writing, spirituality, acceptance and forgiveness, sound sleep, strength in the workplace, mindfulness, confidence, addiction, life coaching, creativity, grief transformation and nutrition.

Please help me spread the word of resilience, redemption and hope to any people, organizations or groups that could benefit from such gifts or the story of how one woman overcame the effects of the past. People can find more info, plus see the gifts and contributors here:
http://www.beforetheworldintruded.com

Thank you for helping me do something good in the world!

Joyfully,
Michele

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A message from the APF (American Pain Foundation)

This is the APF Logo and this info was posted on APF's FB page at http://www.facebook.com/painfoundation :
"With deep regret and heavy hearts, we sadly inform you that due to irreparable economic circumstances, APF must cease to exist, effective immediately. On May 3, 2012, the Board of Directors formally voted to dissolve the organization.
The Board and staff have worked tirelessly over many months to address a significant gap between available financial resources and funds needed to remain operationa...l. Unfortunately, the economic situation has not changed in any meaningful way, despite our best efforts.

APF hopes to be able to transfer content from various information, education, and support programs to other organizations so that you may continue to benefit from the value these programs have provided to thousands of individuals and families across the country.

Your personal experiences in living with pain and seeking compassion, empathy and medical care often against the odds -- have driven our efforts over these many years. This includes enactment of key provisions of the National Pain Care Policy Act in the Health Reform Bill that led to a landmark report issued in 2011 by the Institutes of Medicine. This report documents the shocking numbers of US citizens that live with pain and calls for immediate changes to address gaps in care. Despite this, the current climate towards improving the plight of people with pain in the US continues to be precarious and hostile.

As you unfortunately know, the need for public outcry around the needs of Americans struggling with pain conditions is greater today than ever before in light of the multi-front assault occurring daily on our right to dignified care. Misguided state and federal policies are impeding access to appropriate and reasonable medical care for people struggling with pain, and deterring even the most compassionate medical providers from treating anyone with pain conditions.

It is therefore critical that each of you raise your voices singularly and together to demand the care you deserve. It is only by continuing to demand attention to the ever-worsening barriers and unacceptable suffering that change will occur.

Elected officials, policy makers, and the media need to keep hearing from each and every one of you so they are not allowed to walk away from the consequences of this over-looked public health and medical problem.

Please know that although APF will cease to exist, the resolve and commitment among individuals on the Board and staff remain strong."
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Had to share this sad news with all of you! APF has been an amazing resource and a tireless advocate for legislation regarding all types of pain issues. APF will be missed and never forgotten!
**Please do whatever you can to continue spreading the word about pain topics; share your experiences with pain and caregiving; sign petitions in your area for pain related issues and legislation; contact elected officials, policy makers and the media ANYTIME it seems appropriate so that we keep PAIN in the spotlight.** 
Sending love and hugs to each of my Pain Brothers and Pain Sisters all over the world!! xoxo

Friday, May 4, 2012

Some very wise words.....

Doing what works for each of us and what works for me....

After the cancer documentary, which was so inspiring, Oprah is having a discussion with an author of a book called Quantum Wellness. I am so thrilled to discover that while I always thought meditation was some big mystic thing. Actually it is just being still and listening to the voice of one's higher power, mine is God, and I actUally believe that the same God is everybody's higher power, but different faith's call Him a different name. Anyway, the way that I get inspiration for 21 years is just to be still and say, "Use me today, Lord. In whatever way you choose. Your Will in my life be done. Let me be an inspiration for You through my example in whatever way you choose." Early on, it was through my singing voice and now it is through my writing voice. I pray this often and then throughout the day I listen to see if He has any leadings for me. It is just how I roll and come to find out it is meditation! You just be still and know that He is in control of all things and don't tell him what to do, wait on Him and He will gently lead you where you need to go. It is how I found my birthfamily 21 years ago in just six weeks without knowing I was adopted until 32. Well, I have used this tactic for many things. But, this year the leading was strong that I needed to change my way of being in the world. I needed to learn to like myself and to choose to be happy. I could hear that in my head over and over ....you better learn how to get happy or you won't exist anymore. Well, being as how I want to see how this life all turns out, I knew who that voice in my head was. I also call Him the Great Spirit to honor my Cherokee Roots. He is the one and the same. So, the other parts of this book, Quantum Wellness, is choosing happiness, is knowing that when we wallow in the negatives and want to reject God's love that is the ego part acting out. The next thing is choosing fun. Finding whatever means we can to laugh and find inspiration. Because joy is part of being spiritual which is the next thing. Living in a spiritual place. Choosing joy, happy and spirtual things to focus on. Then finally, is everyday doing self work. Asking the universe or God where am I stuck today? What do I need to change so I can recieve the fullness of your blessings? Socrates said, "An unexamined life isn't worth living." So, true, for me. I believe I must look at the past to inform my future. I have been being led down this path anyway without this lady's book which sounds interesting. I am not anything particularly special. Just a grandmother battling her own demons. But, God loves me enough to wake me up and teach me to love myself and to show me that happiness is just something I get to choose regardless of the circumstances in my life. I get to laugh at my own mistakes that could bring me down. I get to love my friends and family who don't have it yet without condition. It was always within me what I sought for so long. Just like the Wizard of Oz...there's no place like home...it is within all of us. Always was..Just be still...and listen to that still smail voice in your gut. It is like your intuitiion...a knowing..it is born of wisdom from your soul which is not your ego. It is perfect just as it is...we were all born perfectly formed..but, the ego, the human side, the hurt feelings, the what about me...all about me...side is simply our humaness rearing it's ugly head. We have a beautiful soul that we can become aware of by just stopping for a minute and it is intertwined with the divine and gives you empathy, understanding, pureness of love, and the ability to grow to truly see how beautiful we all are and that we are all on the same journey to wholeness and awareness. The Great Spirit that loves every single individual will gives the wisdom to know how to get to the same place in our own way. Just lean into healing. Try just listen to that inner voice, it is pure of spirit and wisdom. You'll know truth when you see it or hear it. Your truth and your personal path to your own healing. I just share my way...what works for me...You all have your own paths to choose, but, it will lead you to a place of self acceptance, fun, laughter, whatever inspires you and introspection...which will find each of us peace within. No matter how we get there as individuals. Let it Be...Be Still and Know that I am God....Two different forms of inspiration for me, music and scripture...do whatever works, my friends...
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Thank you, Karen!! Your wise words had to be shared with the world!

Wishing all my Pain Brothers and Pain Sisters all over the world a fabulously blessed day filled with happiness and as little pain as possible! Liz xoxo

****To fully connect with Pain Sufferers Speak and its founder, Liz Hall, click HERE http://xeeme.com/LizHall/

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spread The Word

XWeek is helping social media users to get an early glimps into the latest technologies: http://xeeurl.com/A03290
Today is a webinar with Twylah CEO Eric Kim https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/346033418
and a tweetchat tomorrow with Kelly - http://twebevent.com/xweek

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Twylah Introduction!

Almost every week we are introducing an emerging social technology and bring you to the edge of innovation on xeeme. Get introduced to innovative technology leaders, hear what early adopters have to say and get inspired how it may help you advance in this hyper connected world.
Twylah on XWeek: April 16 - 20


Twylah creates an excellent looking summary page from your most important tweets. It may look like our CEO's Twylah. If you are active on Twitter you may introduce your updated Twylah daily via Facebook and the other networks. Why should you do that? Because a person is on average just a few minutes on each platform a day - do you catch them all when they are there? Never. :)



1) Leadership Webinar - Wed April 18
1PM PST / 4 PM EST / 21:00 GMT.
We will have Twylah founder Eric Kim sharing his vision and direction of the company.



2) TweetChat HashTag: #xweek - Thu April 19
We are running two Tweet-Chats together with Twylah co-founder Kelly Kim:
- Thursday 4/19 afternoon 4PM PST / 7 PM EST / 9 AM (Friday) Sydney time
- Friday 4/20 morning 9AM PST / 12:00 PM EST / 6 PM Central European Time.
A great way to ask questions directly to the leadership team from Twylah and get to know experienced users.

Join the tweetchat


3) Blogposts
Some of the most experienced XeeMe Power Networker including Mindy Koch with her blog Social Drivers and Michelle Harris with her blog Digital Business UK as well as the XeeMe team will post some latest experience and background information about Twylah. This way you will get some great additional insight!


4) Video Interview
Together with the new 'Social Media Television' from Olaf Kracht we will conduct a video interview with one of the executives. Even more to learn about Twylah.


5) Product of the week
As product of the week we reviewed privacy policy and other aspects of Twylah. You can see it all on our Social Media Directory.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Never Ever Give Up

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Don't Quit
Written by: Edgar A. Guest
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When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
... When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow,
Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
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Thank you to Emira Mimi Glover for sharing this with Pain Sufferers Speak's Support Family Group on Facebook. Perfect for our global community, Pain Sister!!
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22 Reasons To Never Give Up

At some point in the various journeys we embark on in our lives, we get to a part where we feel like giving up. Sometimes we give up before we even start and other times we give up just before we are about to make that huge break-through that we have been putting so much effort in to achieve.
I have created this list of 22 reasons why you should never give up and I hope that you will find it before you give up, so that I can inspire you to keep going!
1- As Long As You Are Alive Anything Is Possible
The only valid excuse you have to give up is if you are dead. As long as you are alive (and healthy and free) you have the choice to keep trying until you finally succeed.
2- Be Realistic
The chance of mastering something the first time you do it is almost non-existent. Everything takes time to learn and you will make mistakes. Learn from them.
3- Michael Jordan
Arguably the best basketball player of all time. He attributes his success to all his failures. He just never gave up even when he knew he had missed over 300 shots and had missed the winning shot of the game many times. Every time he got knocked down he got back up again.
4- Lance Armstrong
Lance was diagnosed with serious cancer that had spread throughout his entire body. He had cancer cells the size of golf balls in his lungs. Despite all odds he overcame the cancer and set out to win the Tour de France 6 Consecutive years in a row.
5- Muhammad Ali
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”. Muhammad Ali is one of the best boxers the world has ever known. He suffered only 5 losses while having 56 wins and was the first boxer to win the lineal heavyweight championship three times. This is a guy who literally knows how to get knocked down and get back up.
6- The Man Who Created The Marathon
Very long ago an Athenian herald was sent to Sparta to get help when the Persians landed in Greece. It was said that he ran 240km in 2 days and after that he ran 40km to announce the victory of the Greeks only to collapse and die on the spot from exhaustion. If you ever feel like things are difficult, imagine what it would be like to run 240km in 2 days. (Don’t try that because you might die from it, but use it as an inspiration).
7- Chris Gardner – The Pursuit of Happiness
Have you seen the movie “The Pursuit of Happiness”? It is based on the life story of Chris Gardener, a man who went for the lowest of the lows in an environment where most people would give up (no money, no job) to the highest of the highs (A millionaire with his own investment firm). If you ever think about giving up, watch this movie!
8- Kanye West
I’m pretty sure you have heard of the rapper Kanye West. Read his story. He is a big inspiration for me and proves that you can go from having very little to being among the most famous and respected people in the world.
9- Nelson Mandela
Campaigned for justice and freedom in his South Africa. Spent 20 years in jail for his opposition to apartheid. On release he healed the wounds of apartheid by his magnanimous attitude toward his former political enemies.
10- You Are Strong
You are stronger than you think. One little setback is not enough to stop you from achieving your goals. Neither are 10 or 100 or 1000 setbacks.
11- Prove Yourself
You don’t want to be known as someone that is weak and gives up. Go out there and prove yourself to the world and to yourself. You CAN and WILL achieve what you set out to do. The only time you fail is when you give up.
12- Has It Been Done Before?
If someone else can do it then so can you. Even if it is only one other person in the world that has achieved what you have set out to achieve, that should be reason enough for you to never give up.
13- Believe In Your Dreams
Don’t sell yourself short. In life there are going to be many people who will try to bring you down and tell you what you want to achieve is not possible. Don’t let anyone destroy your dreams.
14- Your Family and Friends.
Let the people you love and who mean the world to you be your inspiration to persist and persevere. Maybe you need to try a different angle, study more or practice more but don’t give up!
15- Because I Tell You To.
Not that I am any sort of guru or Godly figure, but if you want to give up then don’t. Just because I’m telling you not to.
16- There Are People Worse-Off
Right now there are many people who are in a worse situation and environment than you are right now. Are you thinking about giving up running 5 miles a week? Think about the people who are unable to even walk and how much they would give to be able to run 5 miles every day.
17- Improve Our World
When you achieve whatever you set out to achieve you can use your success to make a difference to the world or other peoples lives.
18- Get Rich or Die Trying
Like Fiddy (50 cent) says, “Get rich or die trying”. 50 Cent is rich, he made it (although he did get shot 9 times). Face your fears and don’t take the easy way out by giving up.
19- Let The Haters Hate
There will always be haters. There will always be plenty of naysayers and people who try to tear you down. Don’t pay attention to them and don’t take what they say to heart. Let the haters hate and you keep believing in yourself.
20- You Deserve To Be Happy
Don’t ever let anybody tell you otherwise. You deserve to be happy and you deserve to have success. Keep that mindset and never give up until you reach your destination!
21- Inspire Others
Be an inspiration to others by refusing to give up. Who knows what someone else can achieve because you never gave up and in turn inspired them not to give up.
22- You Are So Close
Often when you feel like you want to give up and you are about to give up you are so close to making a huge break-thru. Seth Godin has written an awesome book about this called “The Dip” – a riveting read that teaches that at any given time you are always just a heartbeat away from success.

P.S. NEVER GIVE UP!

 


 

Words of Wisdom









Children Learn What They Live
By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

Copyright © 1972 by Dorothy Law Nolte

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Take 6 Minutes to Watch This Video


Watch the video and search your heart!
http://kck.st/xJjFa2
If you want more info, go to the website
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/330494084/project-forgive



Had to pass on this awesome video to all of you! Hope you are having a fabulous holiday weekend! Happy Easter to those who celebrate! Happy Passover to those who celebrate! Take care of each other and remember to spread smiles, love and forgiveness--it will come back to you tenfold!
May God Bless all of you and your families!
Liz : )

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Influential Blogger: Get ready: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2012 ...

Influential Blogger: Get ready: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2012 ...: We are now on year 6 of this writing project that aims to identify new and emerging blogs that are making an impact to its readers in 2012 ...

"Do you have a NEW blog that was started after June 1, 2011? Do you have at least 20 blog posts already? Enter your blog in this awesome contest......" endorsed by Pain Sufferers Speak's founder, Liz Hall

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Immigrating Today: Naturalization Test and Interview

Immigrating Today: Naturalization Test and Interview:  * In order for a foreign national to become a U.S. citizen, he or she must take and pass the USCIS naturalization test and interview. Thi...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

PSS Global Community Update with A **Bonus**



I love to give bonuses upfront. : )


♥ They say if you're bisexual, you're confused. If you're gay, it's a sin. If you're skinny, you're on drugs. If you're fat, you look nasty. If you're dressed up, you're conceited. If you dress for comfort, you're a slob. If you speak your mind, you're weird. If you don't say anything, you're a punk. If you are sweet to strangers, you are fake. If you cry, you're a drama queen. If you have male friends, you're a whore. If you have female friends, you're a player. YOU can't do anything without being labeled. We live in a society where people don't seem to be able to survive if they're not judging someone. If you're proud of who you are and don't care what others think about you, please copy and paste and repost on all social networks! Additionally, I hope and pray you will NOT participate in judging others or passing these labels on. Life is too short to waste time with all that. Pass on acceptance, lots of LOVE and smiles to as many people as you can!! ♥
This was a post on Facebook I came across and changed the ending which originally included a cuss word. Cussing has its place in my opinion, but this message is SO worthy of being passed on and the cuss word was not worthy. So this is my version of the post, and I hope you will pass it on. Simply copy and paste from heart to heart to be sure you have the entire post!
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I want to share with you some real triumphs for all of us and our community--
1) We reached 15,500+ hits on Pain Sufferers Speak's main blog and we have 200+ Helpful Links and many more coming soon 
2) We reached 15,700+ hits and #5 on the xee.me "Wall of Fame" which spreads the word about PSS and enables us to help more people worldwide
3) We now have 9300+ followers on Twitter and last Friday 3/16/2012 we reached #1226 in the GLOBAL FOLLOW FRIDAY competition and #112 in the USA which also spreads the worldwide word to reach more people in need
4) Our PRIVATE and SECRET Facebook PSS Family Support group reached 513 members on 3/17/2012 which provides 24/7 support for every member
5) Our PSS LinkedIn OPEN and PUBLIC Networking Group reached 294 members and I have been honored to connect with 1400+ professionals on LinkedIn in my profile
6) On Google+ under Liz Hall there are 4715 in my circles and 1957 have put me in their circle, and PSS's Google+ page has 170 in its circles and 97 have PSS in their circles
7) BranchOut has reached 700 contacts with professionals and individuals worldwide
To sum it up, every day Pain Sufferers Speak's global community helps make connections for many people worldwide while sharing information and advocating for many worthy causes across lots of social networks. We are stronger together than we are alone, and I believe that "Knowledge IS Power".  Thank you for helping make this an ever-growing and ever-evolving family with so many Pain Brothers and Pain Sisters all over this beautifully diverse planet of ours. Hit those share buttons and spread the word so we can reach more people who feel alone in their pain and suffering. After 16yrs living with chronic pain and 26 yrs living with chronic illness, I know the only thing worse than pain itself is feeling isolated and lonely. Please take a  moment and think carefully about your family and friends.......how many of them NEED to not feel alone anymore? How many NEED to connect with others who understand their life's challenges?  OR maybe you know a caregiver or health care worker or family member who needs support? Do you know someone or have you been recently diagnosed with a new condition and want more info? All of this is ready and available and ALWAYS FREE online with Pain Sufferers Speak. Each of you is vital to this family we have created together. You will never just be a number with me or the community. It is my passion to see our collective knowledge continue to grow as we share information with one another. It is my pleasure, helping to enable all of you to have a safe haven where talking and communicating about your pain is encouraged and accepted as the healthiest choice you can make for your body, mind and spirit. 
Hope you all enjoyed your St Patrick's Day (if you celebrated) and, if not, I hope your Saturday was wonderful. Wishing all of you a Super Blessed Sunday! Sending each of you unconditional love and virtual hugs to get you through the hard stuff life throws at you! 
Liz Hall : )
Founder and Admin for Pain Sufferers Speak's Global Community

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Book Submissions RECEIVED and FINAL CALL

I have received book submissions from the following people: Laura Webb, Tara & John Mandinec, Mary Jane Gonzales, Catherine Taylor, Senyasse De La Fuente, Marissa Bella Cassella, Lois Thompson, Laura Nagle, Elizabeth Scala, Elizabeth Bastos, and Leslie Raddatz.

IF YOU MADE A SUBMISSION, I have sent you an email with a NEW contact email address so I can update you as needed.

IF YOU MADE A SUBMISSION, but your name is NOT here, then you have 48 hours to send me your submission again to painsufferersspeak@hotmail.com with "Book Submission" in the subject. Thank you for sharing your stories with me!!

Liz : )

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Last Call for Book Submissions






"I Want Your Story" has been on the top of this blog for several months, and, if you scroll half way down the blog, you will see "Be a Part of My 1st Book" and this has also been on the blog for months. However, it seems many of you have skipped over this or not seen it at all. With that in mind, I wanted to give everyone a last chance to submit your pain story OR your experience with Pain Sufferers Speak's Global Community OR your experience with me OR your experience with any of PSS groups OR a combo of everything. This is your opportunity to be published and tell your pain story, your way with no limits.
If you wish to have your story or your experience with Pain Sufferers Speak in my book, please send your submission to painsufferersspeak@hotmail.com with "Book Submission" in the subject line. I will NOT be editing for content at all--you decide what you say and how you say it. I will edit for spelling since misspellings can change the meaning. If I need to edit at all, you will receive the revision and be able to okay it. Each person who submits, will receive an email verifying I received your submission AFTER the Feb 15th deadline. All book submissions will be published so only include what you want the world to know about you and your situation. You can add your name, your initials, your credentials, or you can choose to be anonymous--again completely up to you. No limit on length!! Please be sure all book submissions are emailed to me by February 15th. That has to be the FINAL deadline since it has been extended from January 30th. Pictures can NOT be included.
I am working hard to have the rest of the book completely finished by March 15th at the latest. Stay tuned for more info about the release date and book tour. 
Can't wait to read what you submit!!! ♥ Liz

Monday, January 16, 2012

A collection of quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s enduring and powerful message of peace and acceptance, here are some of his wise words.
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We must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

From every mountainside, let freedom ring. When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!

Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.

Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.

The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.








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Have a meaningful day!!
Liz : )

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Public Twitter Chats and NEW FREE Private Chatroom









http://www.savorchat.com/chat/pain-sufferers-speak

Pain Sufferers Speak's Global Community has a NEW chatroom that can be used by all of you anytime.

Post your pain without worrying about judgment or criticism just like all of PSS. I will still host PUBLIC chats on Twitter each night my pain allows at 10pm CST-USA. Welcome to both FREE Public Twitter chat and Private chat options for Pain Sufferers Speak's Global Community!!

Use Password: psschat
Once you have clicked the link, you can choose to connect through Facebook or Twitter to have access to all of your personal contacts + feel free to request a chat with me (Liz Hall) if you want. Communicating pain is always healthy and a good chat with a friend is one of life's pleasures.

I will be setting up a regular schedule for the NEW Private Chatroom once I receive some feedback from all of you on best times and days.

Enjoy our FREE Private chatroom anytime with or without me! Once you have the password, please do not publish it in public to preserve our PRIVATE SAFE HAVEN. There are no rules in this new chatroom and chats are unsensored--rant, scream, yell, and share anything you want anytime.

Message me on facebook if you have questions! 

Liz : )

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Funeral is NOT a bad way to start 2012

My Grandmom took a turn for the worse on new year's day, and she passed away late night on Jan 2nd. Last week was really tough with visitation Thursday, funeral Friday, and then graveside service out of town on Saturday. Got some much needed extra sleep most of the day on Sunday. Yesterday I played catch up on social networking, and finished off the day working on our tax returns. Needless to say, its been one non-stop ride since Dec 15th with preparing for Christmas, celebrating with all sides of the family, my daughter's visit from college, meeting her 1st serious boyfriend and his 7 day stay with us, New Years, etc etc. I KNOW 2012 will be the best year ever with the completion and publication of my first book!! So the rough start is no downer to me. Grandmom lived a full life--teacher for 30+ years to 5th and 6th grade students, wife and mother, survived breast cancer and a mastectomy, buried her husband (Granddad) nearly 20 yrs ago, survived deep brain surgery for Parkinson's Disease, and buried her eldest son only last year. She was a gracious, poised, classy woman whose name was Golden Rose.
You would not believe how many roses were all over the church as we celebrated her life together at the funeral and graveside service. So many of her students came and so our family was reassured that her positive contributions will be felt for many generations to come. That catches you all up on my life!

We have 2 new additions to the Pain Sufferers Speak Global Community!
1) We are traded now on Empire Avenue! http://www.empireavenue.com/painspeaks
2) We have joined the Vitality Link! http://www.vitalitylink.com/p/painsufferersspeak

Hope your 2012 is off to a pain free and healthy start!!

For all of you pain and illness warriors out there, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Sending lots of love, hugs and many blessings to all my Pain Brothers and Pain Sisters all over the world!!

Make it a meaningful week!!  Liz : )