Living with Arthritis by Jes Sofia Valle, IMFT

Living with Arthritis by Jes Sofia Valle, IMFT

Written by Jes Sofia Valle, MA IMFT

I wake up everyday thinking of something Positive. It has always helped me through it all. I can say that after two Spine Surgeries, One Hip Surgery, a foot re-location and a knee issue, my body should be shot down by now. But I’m not.

I walk my dog every morning and I do yoga or stretching most days. I’m always looking for the next step when it comes of being a motivated Entrepreneur.

I’ve launched a Social Media Business Bloggers Of Health and Turning Leaves Foundation. I’m also a Psychotherapist! I’ve done things in my life that helps others and I’m happy that I’m able to help save the world one client, one class, and one tweet at a time. All while taking care of me.

Being motivated; the reasons.

The pain, the bone creeks and soreness, ongoing pain doesn’t stop (I wish it did). I won’t lie. There are times where getting out of bed is hard. Sometimes, even sitting for too long hurts, and I acknowledge that. However, I don’t think that it should stop me from being able to do what I love.

Someone once told me that, the body only takes 30 seconds to react to pain, what we choose to do after the reaction of our bodies is our decision. So I choose to react with gratitude, a thankful spirit and I choose to be happy, even when I’m not physically feeling it. And guess what? It works. After I begin my day with this choice, my day usually ends up being better.

I hope you choose to make something out of your Pain. Choose to be alive and be active. Make things Happen. (Insert Pharrell William’s “HAPPY” Song).

Smile (If you want).

ANRF
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Arthritis National Research Foundation
arthritisresearch@curearthritis.org

The Arthritis National Research Foundation's mission is to provide initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Writing articles about the patients affected and the science being done to find a cure shows why we need to come together to #CureArthritis!

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