Many people suffer with chronic pain, leaving them to lead unhappy lives as they deal with daily pain that affects both their physical and mental health, their daily lives, families, their job, their social life and they oftentimes become dependent and addicted to pain medication, further debilitating their long-term health.
Kendra Sandoval’s book “Rest, Listen, Love: Learn to Live Joyfully with Chronic Pain” wants you to free yourself from pain and not let pain dictate your life.
The book details Sandoval’s method of dealing with chronic pain as she teaches readers how to work out and restore your body at the same time as your mind, use mindfulness for pain relief, love your tired body, incorporate proven anti-inflammation methods, figure out what makes you happy, build your confidence on a path of healing and self-trust and more. The book is concise and is available for purchase on Amazon.
Sandoval, a North Nigh School alumnus, was born in Denver and earned a master’s degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University in Boulder. Sandoval is the daughter of the late and former legislator Paul Sandoval. Her career ended shortly due to her fight with severe arthritis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that six in 10 Americans have a chronic illness today. For 15 years, Sandoval has coached clients to live a conscious life of their choosing.
Sandoval dealt with chronic hip pain to the point where her pain impacted her appetite, humor, sleep work and exercise, according to the book. After traveling to Machu Picchu and around the United States, meeting with people within political campaigns and related fields, Sandoval began wearing down from her adventures, work, arthritis and hip replacement.
“Rest, Listen, Love: Learn to Live Joyfully with Chronic Pain” tells how Sandoval worked through chronic pain and serves as a roadmap to where you find yourself, need to be, and maintain your pain, the book reads.
Sandoval writes that when you’re dealing with varying degrees of pain, it’s easy to forget about other parts of yourself and can actually make the pain worse by ignoring what your body and mind may be trying to tell you. You can pay more attention to your body and mind by asking yourself what your current situation is, how your body feels, where you are physically, what your mood is, and by asking yourself other questions. Those questions coincide with one of Sandoval’s practices to deal with chronic pain — to observe yourself and take a personal inventory.
By the end of the book, readers can expect to learn physical and mental techniques for decompression, how to plan for physical energy to accomplish large projects and to recognize the connection between physical pain and emotional exhaustion and how to deal with those feelings.
For more information on Sandoval’s book visit restlistenlove.com/coaching. You can also reach Sandoval at Kendra@restlistenlove.com or can schedule an appointment for her life coaching services at www.restlistenlove.com/coaching/.