Slowing down our rushed, anxious mind

January 26, 2020
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?

January 5, 2020
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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OSKA Pulse Pain Technology Update!

December 8, 2019
Two years ago, I began using a device for pain called OSKA Pulse. OSKA Pulse is a small, portable PEMF device (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) designed to break the cycle...

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A test of one of my greatest fears and anxiety

December 2, 2019
I think all life events and experiences are learning lessons so in my articles and blogs I share different things I have gone through to try and help others....

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Interview – Managing the physical and emotional aspects of dystonia and pain

November 17, 2019
I was recently interviewed by Matthieu Creson for AMADYS, the French Dystonia Association, to share my experience living with dystonia for nearly 20 years, as well as my thoughts...

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The power of perspective when living with pain

November 10, 2019
People often tell me how upbeat and positive I am, despite living with pain from dystonia all day, every day for the last 20 years. I would say this...

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A mindfulness technique to find peace from stress and pain

November 1, 2019
The other day I was speaking with a client of mine who suffers with a chronic health condition called dystonia, which is accompanied by chronic pain. I also live...

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How to find stillness in your life

October 14, 2019
If you are like me and probably most people, in today’s busy world it is a big challenge to be still and mentally at ease. This is such an...

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Justice for patients?

October 1, 2019
This is a post by a guest blogger who describes an experience many of us can relate to when it comes to the care we receive from health professionals. by...

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Please don’t judge how a person feels based on how they look

September 26, 2019
Human beings are visual creatures, so we often associate how someone feels based on how they look and act. Sadly, this is very short sighted. Many people live with...

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What do you do when you feel out of control?

September 8, 2019
How many of you feel as though you are in control of your life? I would guess probably not too many. However, I bet a great majority of us...

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Finding peace in the midst of pain

August 12, 2019
I live with chronic, persistent pain from a neurological movement disorder called dystonia, which I have had for nearly 20 years. Prior to developing it, I experienced pain throughout my...

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The power of hope when faced with pain and adversity

July 28, 2019
Hope is a simple word that can mean so much to anyone going through a difficult time. It can mean the difference between giving up and hanging on. It...

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The power of sitting with pain to help overcome pain

July 14, 2019
It is coming close to the 20-year anniversary when my life completely changed. This is when chronic pain from dystonia took over. It was devastating to say the least....

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The art of not caring – Reducing stress to improve our health

June 24, 2019
Having lived with chronic pain from dystonia for almost 20 years, I spent most of that time focused on treating the physical symptoms. This has been very important and...

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