Stories of Hope


How the CDC “Guidelines” are Wrong in Many Ways

Posted by Jory Pradjinski on Thu Jun 13th, 2019 at 9:07 amLegally prescribed opioid pain medications are a necessity for many to have some quality of life. In America approximately 126,000,000 adults live with some form of daily pain, that's about 1/3 the population. Looking at the number of people living with chronic pain and it clearly shows we are in a Chronic Pain Crisis.

Finding Purpose in Life When Chronically Sick

Posted by Jena Ann on Thu May 30th, 2019 at 3:38 pmThere are not many things more powerful than finding a calling in life, a sense of purpose, or even that you are doing something meaningful. This is especially important for people who are chronically sick.

Jory's Reiki Experience

Posted by Jory Pradjinski on Tue May 21st, 2019 at 2:18 pmMy health recovery has included numerous alternative treatments, mostly for physical recovery. Reiki was a new direction for me, and my chiropractor recommended a Reiki Master.

How the Decisions You Make Everyday Could Make You Chronically Sick Tomorrow

Posted by Jena Ann on Fri Apr 26th, 2019 at 9:08 amYour body is able to get rid of a lot of toxins, it works very hard. But today our world is so filled with toxins in everything, our bodies can barely keep up. We have more processed foods, more chemical ingredients, genetically modified foods, toxins in the air, chemical cleaners, toxic body care items, and toxins in everyday household products. So a lot of these toxins will build up in the body over time.

An In-Depth Dive into Better Managing Stress (From someone who has lived with chronic stress & chronic pain)

Posted by Jena Ann on Wed Mar 20th, 2019 at 9:42 pmAn In-Depth Dive into Better Managing Stress (From someone who has lived with chronic stress & chronic pain). I will cover in-depth how you can manage three different stages of stress.


Obtaining Wellness: The Most Important Healthy Choices to Pay Attention To

Posted by Jena Ann on Thu Feb 21st, 2019 at 10:38 amIf you want to take preventative measures against illness and disease, and live life to the fullest, you should work on each of these health concepts.


Society’s Flawed Views on Wellness & Healthcare (which make people sick, or keeps them sick)

Posted by Jena Ann on Tue Jan 22nd, 2019 at 9:01 amTwo huge problems in society are that not enough importance is placed on wellness, and people don’t know how to obtain wellness.


Maintaining Healthy Relationships While Chronically Sick

Posted by Jena Ann on Mon Dec 17th, 2018 at 5:13 pmThe struggle is real… when you have too much pain to attend everything, family or friends don’t understand what you are going through, or you just have family drama that creates added stress.


How to Lessen Your Exposure to Toxins (Part 2: Foods)

Posted by Jena Ann on Tue Nov 13th, 2018 at 3:02 pmThis is a guide on how to lessen the number of toxins you consume with the food you eat along with beverages you drink. This is a follow up to my last blog post on How to Lessen Your Exposure to Toxins (Products & Environment).


How to Lessen Your Exposure to Toxins (Part 1)

Posted by Jena Ann on Wed Oct 10th, 2018 at 8:39 amToxins are in everything! They are destroying our health and are the main reason for most diseases and chronic illnesses in general. This is a two-part series on how to get a jump start at reducing your exposure to toxins.

Karen Shares How She Handles Ongoing Chronic Pain

Posted by Karen from the U.S. on Wed Oct 10th, 2018 at 8:23 amMy life with chronic pain...Fighting chronic pain is a full time lifelong job and when our brains are bombarded with pain signals, it takes up needed space and energy from other matters. It is limiting in a very multifaceted way.

Reality of Our Toxic World

Posted by Jena Ann on Thu Aug 23rd, 2018 at 8:36 amOver the years, more and more toxic chemicals have been added to food and consumer products. This is not only leading to an increase in current health problems and chronic illnesses, but will also affect future unexposed generations.


The Gaps in Our Healthcare (Which Affects Everyone)

Posted by Jena Ann on Tue Aug 7th, 2018 at 4:07 pmMost conventional medical doctors are not very helpful when it comes to chronic illnesses. However, there are holistic treatments and alternative practitioners that fill in these gaps and gray areas. They also help with the explanation as to why more and more people are becoming chronically sick.


How to Evaluate if You Have a Good Doctor for Your Chronic Pain Condition

Posted by Jena Ann on Fri Jun 29th, 2018 at 10:09 amFinding a good doctor to help with chronic pain or a chronic illness is rather challenging. I read all the time about people with a chronic illness who are not only dissatisfied with their doctors, but are hurt and enraged with some of the horrible comments their doctors have made.

The Hidden Truth to Chronic Illness Labels (Diagnosis)

Posted by Jena Ann, Hope Instilled, Inc. on Thu Jun 7th, 2018 at 2:01 pmAre chronic illness (disease) labels helpful? Yes, but often times NO.

Our healthcare system is all about labeling illnesses based on symptoms. Once there is a label to go with the symptoms, then medicine can be prescribed. We are brainwashed to think that finding a label for a chronic illness is super important.

Ginger’s Story of Discovering her Compassion and Strength

Posted by Ginger on Tue May 15th, 2018 at 9:41 amA story about taking control over your health, not giving up, finding the positive in life, and believing in new possibilities and opportunities.


Overcoming 5 Common Chronic Pain Fears

Posted by Jena Ann, Hope Instilled, Inc. on Wed Apr 25th, 2018 at 9:17 amFEAR is what leaves us feeling stuck, it can control us and manipulate us if we let it. We might not even realize fear is in control. Thoughts in the back of our mind say things to us and we just listen automatically without hesitation.

Taking Control Over Our Health (Not relying on one doctor’s advice)

Posted by Jena Ann, Hope Instilled Inc. on Thu Mar 29th, 2018 at 1:45 pmIt wasn’t till about 2.5 years ago that I realized relying entirely on one doctor’s advice or even multiple doctors was the complete wrong approach to health care, especially with something as complicated as a chronic illness.

Addressing Depression in a New Way (Not About Lifestyle Changes or Mental Changes, Not About Drugs)

Posted by Jena Ann, Hope Instilled, Inc. on Tue Feb 20th, 2018 at 2:02 pmThis isn't your typical blog post about depression. It’s about fixing the source of the problem. It’s about natural solutions, even if they require some patience.

Jena’s Chronic Pain Story (Part 3) Unraveling the Truth Behind Chronic Pain

Posted by Jena Ann, Hope Instilled Inc. on Fri Feb 9th, 2018 at 1:43 pmWhat I’ve learned (that most people don’t know) from being chronically sick and healed, and how it has changed my life.


Jena’s Chronic Pain Story (Part 2) Healing (getting my life back) From My Chronic Pain

Posted by By: Jena Ann, Hope Instilled Inc. on Thu Feb 1st, 2018 at 1:14 pmThis is my Story of Severe Chronic Pain and Depression, Unraveling the Truth Behind Chronic Pain, and Finding Nothing but Light at the End of the Tunnel!

Jena’s Story of Conquering Chronic Pain (PART 1)

Posted by Jena Ann on Wed Jan 24th, 2018 at 9:01 amThis is my Story of Severe Chronic Pain and Depression, Unraveling the Truth Behind Chronic Pain, and Finding Nothing but Light at the End of the Tunnel!

Story of a Life Changing Injury, Finding Answers, and Hope

Posted by By: S.E. on Tue Nov 7th, 2017 at 11:43 amS.E. shares her story on how she has handled life with chronic pain.


New Beginnings - Piece written on 10-22-2013

Posted by Jory Pradjinski, Humble beginnings of my new life on Wed Sep 14th, 2016 at 11:00 amWe never know what changes life might bring us

Live or Survive - Which do you do?

Posted by Jory Pradjinski, first part of my story on Tue Aug 23rd, 2016 at 10:56 amYou either live or survive with chronic pain

Does Food Matter

Posted by Can your pain and inflammation change by what you eat? on Fri Jun 24th, 2016 at 9:30 pmDoes food affect pain