Don’t be surprised when life is difficult. And don’t be surprised when life is painful.Dr. Michael Brown
- We will never be able to fully escape, explain, or eradicate the pain in our lives.
- If we do not learn from the pain we create, we will continue to create more and more pain for ourselves.
- We rarely become the best versions of ourselves in the absence of pain and difficulty.
- Life becomes less difficult when we acknowledge that life is difficult.
- Three healthy responses to pain: express it, become educated by it, and embrace it.
- Pain can teach us about who we are and remind us what matters most.
- Refuse to allow the presence of pain to jeopardize your joy, your contentment, or your happiness.
- Let pain dwell with you long enough that you can learn from it and grow from it.
- Persevere wherever you find yourself, even if there is some pain involved.
Struggle Is Normal
Let’s be honest – life is hard. It’s always been hard, and it will always be hard. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and author Amy Seiffert share their approach to navigating the day-to-day difficulties of life.
See Pain Differently
Although pain is never comfortable, it’s not always bad. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and chiropractor Dr. Tyler Schwanz consider the perspective that discomfort may actually have a bright side.
This Will Pass
As thousands of people have died and millions have fled as refugees from the war in Ukraine, these are dark and sobering days. But there is a light at the end of each tunnel and peace around the corner of each battle. This week, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by Danijela Tomic as she reflects on her experiences living through war and offers words of hope and perspective as we navigate difficult times.