Category: Awareness

2018 Pain Awareness Week

National Pain Awareness Week takes place November 4-10, 2018. To help raise awareness, Full Blume Wellness is hosting an online Pain Awareness Photo Campaign and sharing an online Pain Photography Exhibit. The campaign and exhibit are intended to provide powerful visuals of how lives are impacted by chronic pain. I encourage you to join in and be part of the #painaware2018 campaign and please take the time to view the compelling photos in the photo exhibit.

We need YOU to help raise awareness! Share a photo (to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter) showing an aspect of how your life is affected by pain and hashtag #2018painaware. Some of these photos will then be reshared on the Full Blume Wellness social media platforms and also showcased in a photo gallery on our website.


Please take the time to view the compelling photos that make up our BC Women Pain Photography Exhibit. These photos and words were initially shared by British Columbia women as part of the 2018 Chronic Pain & Illness Photo Project. I am now showcasing them in a public online exhibit to help raise awareness for how pain and illness impacts the lives of women in British Columbia.

To learn about what other National Pain Awareness events are happening, click here.

Share a clothesPAIN selfie for Pain Awareness Week


To bring awareness to Pain Awareness Week (November 1-7, 2015) I am promoting Pain BC’s ClothesPAIN Experiment and anyone who submits a ClothesPAIN selfie to Chronic Pain Life will be entered into a random draw for an item, of the winner’s choice, from my Spoonie Store (a couple of new items will be in the store this week!).

INSTRUCTIONS for the ClothesPAIN experiment:
Take a clothespin and pin it to your ear for 1 hour. Snap a selfie and share what #livingwithpain feels like. Challenge your family and friends to participate…let them get a little taste of what it is like to live with pain…how pain can consume one’s thoughts, drain one’s energy and affect one’s mood.

Although the clothespin is not representative of actual chronic pain, using a clothespin on the ear is a common tool used when training healthcare providers about chronic pain and has been proven to be a good way to raise people’s understanding of what it can be like to live with pain.

To enter the draw*:
1) Post your photo in the “Chronic Pain Life” Facebook group.
2) Post your photo to Instagram; tag and follow @chronicpainlife.
3) Tweet your photo; tag and follow @cpainlife.
4) Share this post.

You will get one entry for EACH method of submission. The draw will take place on November 8, 2015.

*By entering a photo in the draw you agree to allow Chronic Pain Life to use your photo on Chronic Pain Life’s website and social media.