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CRPS Wedding Chronicles: The Dress

Published on May 24, 2016 under Stories of Hope
By Samantha Barrett, Special Events Coordinator Wedding Dress Shopping with CRPS It’s been a bit since I wrote about wedding planning with CRPS. But let me tell you, a lot has been going on behind the scenes. You think that starting to plan almost two years in advance would be enough, but obstacles do come up. If you want to read about the proposal, click here. If you want to read about how I picked my venue, click here. Before we delve into wedding dress shopping, I wanted to say something. Just because you have CRPS or your significant other has CRPS doesn’t mean you can’t get married and live out your fairy tale. CRPS is a challenge, I would…
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I Feel Your Pain: The Power of Witness in Support Group

Published on December 4, 2015 under Guest Blogger for RSDSA
By Elisa Friedlander, from her blog. "People have a deeply innate desire to be seen. I'm not talking about Facebook selfie type visibility, I mean really be seen. To have people, or even that one person, be tuned-in to your joy, struggle or other experience. To simply be present without trying to fix you. When somebody bears witness to a piece of my story, we've established a connection and those shared moments become a part of me. I have received a valuable gift.  To be witness to the story of another is also powerful. Even though deep down we want people to see who we are, we might be conflicted about that. It can feel vulnerable, uncomfortable or even unsafe…
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