Replacement activities when living with pain

I have lived with chronic pain from dystonia, a neurological movement disorder, for nearly 20 years. The first 5 years my symptoms were so severe that I was barely...

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Health benefits of gravity table/inversion therapy

There was a recent discussion about a gravity/inversion table in one of my support groups, so I wanted to share some information about how this device works and my...

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A step for making self-care more of a priority

For a lot of us, self-care is difficult. This is for a lot of reasons, some of which might be guilt, not enough time, putting others before ourselves, not...

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The challenge of change

It goes without saying that change is not easy for most people. If life has been a certain way for many years and something alters the course of things,...

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Holding in emotions is like holding our breath – Pain implications

I want you to picture what it feels like to hold your breath with your mouth closed and your fingers holding your nose so you can’t breathe any air....

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The power of words and judgments on our health

I have lived with a neurological movement disorder called dystonia for 20 years. For the first 5 or so years, I looked at it as an evil intruder that...

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Oska Pulse recovery update

For the past two years I have using a device for pain and other health conditions called OSKA Pulse. OSKA Pulse is a small, portable PEMF device (Pulsed Electromagnetic...

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Finding perspective in uncertain times

Uncertain times may be the understatement of the year so far. When the news of COVID-19 (coronavirus) caught our attention, many of us were frozen in disbelief and bewilderment....

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Campaigning for less stress

This is the time of the year when the gloves come off, friends become enemies, logic and reason are replaced by emotion and impulse, and stress is extremely heightened....

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100% Self-Care Plan

If you were given $100 a week to feed your entire family, how much of that would you use to feed yourself? Change this question and replace it with...

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Slowing down our rushed, anxious mind

If you are like most people, you probably rush through your day and all of the moments throughout the day. The problem is that we give ourselves a big...

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Do you live in protection mode because of your pain?

Most of us have heard of the fight-or-flight stress response. It becomes activated when we believe there is a chance we can outfight or outrun real or perceived danger...

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