The tagline of Despite Pain is “Living with chronic pain or disability is difficult. But we can still live, laugh and love, despite pain”. Despite pain writes thoughtful, wise pieces on living a fulfilling life inclusive of having chronic physical pain, from the perspective of someone with lifelong, lived-experience of chronic physical pain. The personal resonance of this theme for me is my backwards commitment to living my life inclusive of the inescapable emotional pains rather than in avoidance of them, and because several people I care about deeply live with chronic physical pain as well. This post, Learning to Listen to Your Body When You’re in Pain, is a good example of the unconventional idea of utilising painful cues as useful information, rather than battling them.