At Keepin’ Our Heads Up ©,
Our Support/Advocacy Network is open to + for everyone!
We’re rooted in our dedication to service among those living with pain or illness....
Before long, we had the realization that every human being *hurts* somehow & we all want/need fellowship where we feel accepted, acknowledged + appreciated..
We believe in respectful zones, free from judgement...
This is a safe place to come lay your burden(s) down & be among friends that can relate to the struggle..
We are grown so please be respectful to one another.
We're passionate about our cause and believe that one day, our message of Hope will make its way across the planet which is our inspiration, leaving this place the slightest bit better than how we found it.
Our expectation is that: we’ll treat each other as we ourselves would like to be treated -- this includes even especially when differences of opinion collide.
Respectfully, if you're hoping to find a place where we wallow in self-pity, this ain't it -- our belief, is that there are two fires we personally choose, whether or not we fuel...
The pain/trauma itself; in all it's mischievous forms, what has or is going wrong, the negative mind frame where we may feel isolated, stuck or at times maybe downright hopeless..
An attitude of acceptance; not that we have to necessarily LIKE what's happening but we do not allow ourselves to fall 'victim' to the muck, of which is "just" a part of life, for each + every one of us in our own ways..
This does not mean, that it isn't normal or completely acceptable, to have break downs & be at the point of being fed up.
By no means do we intend to project that we here are perfect or have it all figured out!
We all go through things that test/change us -- no one knows, how or why things happen the way they do but there's beauty in releasing the illusion of control - choosing to invest into the quality of our own lives is arguably the best thing we can do, for the sake of ourselves as well as the World...
There's an unconditional supply of understanding, compassion + empathy among those accessible through this resource, available 24/7/365 100% free of charge...
It's understandable that we are all currently at a different point on our individual journey, so if our *Victor* mentality doesn't currently align with your path, know that there's no expiration date on your cordial open invitation to join us..
After all, a Movement cannot mobilize itself.
Don't Be A Jerk
We're all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let's treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required. There's a tactful way to have a difference of opinion, let us all treat each other how we ourselves want to be treated.
We Just Say NO To Hate, Excessive Negativity, Bullying &/or Harassment
Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying or harassment of any kind isn't allowed; sexual advances, degrading comments about race, religion, culture, orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated. We are not able to fix/change circumstances, only be guides through them.
Be A Contributing Member Of Our Society
Give. Spam + Irrelevant links aren't allowed & with that, don't be a 'troll' either. There are no commitments or obligations, no need for you to do anything that's uncomfortable but not much can be gained by continued silence, that fact may be in part what led us all here.
Privacy Is Everything
Being part of this Community requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive & private. What's shared here should remain as such.
* Disregard or failure to comply to these guidelines in any way could result in dismissal without hesitation or further warning. By visiting this page & participating, you're acknowledging your agreement to these terms.
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"I belong to several chronic pain groups and most of the time, even though members think they’re supporting each other, doom, gloom, and complaints are often the norm. I get it, I suffer too, but an attitude of defeat and anger, leaves no chance to feel better or even learn to cope.
Mia is relentless in her uplifting approach to pain management and search for a better life not just for herself, but all of us. Her encouraging messages and work to be the voice for those who otherwise might not be heard, is uplifting.
No one understands what we go through better than she. Yes, we all have our very hard days, but Mia never stays down and always finds something to be grateful for. Her vitality is infectious and gives us all hope."
"I really enjoyed the meeting. I’m so glad I finally made it. I will definitely always make an effort to come whenever I don’t have something else scheduled. Thanks so much, for your continued efforts!"
"Thank you for writing and sending the newsletter! Lots of great stuff in here! I am especially grateful to be reminded of our healing Earth- just to be present, relaxed, receptive and hopefully able to shift out of attention to pain. I have marked my calendar for the “meet ups” and look forward to hearing more. Thanks again for your service."
"The Founder of K.O.H.U does so much for the chronic pain community. Living with multiple chronic pain diseases, she channels that pain into dedicating her life unselfishly to help all our community with pain."
K.O.H.U© is a not-for-profit but that doesn't make anything free -- Countless hours of selfless hard work has been invested to cultivate the fruits of all these branches - consider supporting YOUR support! All contributions are invested directly back into our Community, enabling us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will help to fund our mission. Thanks for being a part of The Movement!!