Reveca Torres ReframedMy eyes are closed, and I scan my body from head to toe. What do I feel right  in this moment?

Eyebrows, chin, jaw. Neck — it’s tight and hurts.

Shoulder, hurts. Elbows, wrists, they’re on fire. Fingertips are tingling.

A flare at my hips crackles and hisses, screaming through my legs to my feet.

I identify areas where I’m in pain, take a deep breath, and visualize exhaling into the pain. It dissolves, even if only briefly.

I have constant nerve pain or muscle aches and have made the decision to stay away from pain meds unless I absolutely need them.  Stubborn? Yes. In my journey to be pain-free I h