The World of
Chronic Pain

More than 125 million Amercians are suffering.

Diseases &

These conditions can cause a world of pain.

& Treatment

Be sure you know the cautions and side effects.

Help &

Finding help is not always simple for those in pain.

Safety &

These tips can help prevent a lifetime of pain.

News &

Up-to-date news on pain-related issues.

What to Do Now That You
Can't Do What You Used to Do

The point of this is that we all have talents we may never have had time to explore before. Now we have time, more time than we ever thought we would have and usually far more time than we ever wanted to have.

Our lives have changed and there are many activities we used to do that we can no longer do. We can and should grieve over this loss. Then we have to pick up the pieces of what's left and find something else to do with what's left of our lives. We can't grieve forever.

We don't all have the capability to do that. We who can use a computer can contribute in the ways we choose.

We can choose to sit back and do nothing with our lives or we can find ways to continue to live. The choice is up to us.

National Institute of Disabilities Art Center Located just 6 miles north of Berkeley in Richmond, California, NIAD serves up to 50 adults each day from diverse cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

Basic Art Lessons Move at your own pace through art lessons in pen and pencil, adding color, collage, and art history.

Beadwork Love what the stars are wearing? Why not make it for a fraction of the cost?

Scrapbooking A little glue, an inexpensive book from a dollar store, a bunch of old photos, and you're on the way to creating an heirloom.

Knitting, crocheting and more Why let big hulking football players have all the fun? This is a craft that only takes a pair of needles (or one depending on the project) and a skein of yarn to have fun with. Read about the fastest crocheter in the world.

Collecting Have a collection? Join a group of people interested in the same passion. From belly button lint to gold coins, collecting is in.

Gardening Special aids and discounts to help you continue gardening.

Indoor Gardening Supplies from seeds to books on indoor gardening.