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Kelly "Nerdzilla" Mendenhall | Senior Community Leader and Content Specialist at SpineNation | Author and Activist

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***I FORGOT TO POST THIS YESTERDAY OR MONDAY. YAY BRAIN FOG. Better late than never, though, right?!"

Mindfulness can help a lot with mental health and chronic pain. Especially when practiced regularly. It's a small thing, but I like to try to think of things I'm thankful for each Monday as a way to kick off the week. Feel free to share what you're thankful for today, in the comments.

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t's finally Friday! For anyone new here: On Friday's we do Rose & Thorn. A simple mindfulness practice, to close out the week! Does anyone have a Rose and a Thorn they would like to share for the week? You can brag on something great that happened and vent about something that was maybe not-so-great. I'll add mine in the comments!
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One of my favorite bands since middle school is 311. My chest plate tattoo is a reference to their song Beautiful Disaster and serves as a memorial to several friends that died way too young, of the same friend group. A photograph of it was included in their album cover art for Mosaic. And they once sent me a bunch of swag and an album on vinyl when I told them about my friends' passing.

My birthday was in August, and my friends have surprised me with tickets to go see 311 tonight near Detroit, and dinner beforehand, etc. I haven't seen live music in person since 2014. Live music is incredibly therapeutic for me, especially this band. Not too long ago I thought I'd never be able to do this kind of thing again. My friend bought ADA tickets so we have comfortable seating and everything.

I'm excited and a little nervous about whether I'll have a bad pain flare, but therapeutically I could really use the music. Wish me luck!
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Mindfulness can help a lot with mental health and chronic pain. Especially when practiced regularly. It's a small thing, but I like to try to think of things I'm thankful for each Monday as a way to kick off the week. Feel free to share what you're thankful for today, in the comments.


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It's finally Friday! For anyone new here: On Friday's we do Rose & Thorn. A simple mindfulness practice, to close out the week! Does anyone have a Rose and a Thorn they would like to share for the week? You can brag on something great that happened and vent about something that was maybe not-so-great. I'll add mine in the comments!

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