Below are resources in support of my new book, Chronic Pain Recovery: A Practical Guide to Putting Your Life Back Together After Everything Has Fallen Apart. If you have chronic pain, hopefully one or more of these things will help you on your recovery journey.

Inspirational movies

Following are some common movie tropes you might find inspirational and a few movies that fit that model. Check them out if you need a pick-me-up.

Person is born with a challenge, overcomes it, and goes on to do great things: Forrest Gump, My Left Foot, Mask, Simon Birch, Powder, The Theory of Everything

Something bad happens to an ordinary person, they overcome it, and go on to do great things: Soul Surfer, Robocop, Born on the 4th of July, GI Jane, Rust and Bone, Ice Castles

Something bad happens to an ordinary person, they overcome it, and go back and kick someone’s ass as payback: Enough, Kill Bill, Hard to Kill, Darkman

A hero suffers a huge medical setback, which he/she overcomes and then goes on to do great things: Empire Strikes Back/Return of the Jedi, The Dark Knight Rises, Rocky, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

Ordinary people find themselves in a bad situation, but find a way to survive: Alive, Unbroken, Lone Survivor, 127 Hours, Rescue Dawn, Cast Away

Everyone gets killed except for one final girl who fights back: You’re Next, Scream, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A Nightmare of Elm Street, Aliens, Halloween

Got suggestions of films to add to this list? Email me!

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