A body in pain has a brain like a heat seeking missile

When you are in chronic pain, especially if you have multiple areas where you experience pain, your brain is like a guided missile system. In other words, it is...

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A visual tip to slow down and not over do it and hurt yourself more

If you have read my books or seen my blogs or videos, you know that I live with a neurological movement disorder called dystonia that I have had since...

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“I understand, but I also don’t understand” – A message to everyone about chronic health issues

A few days before a recent family gathering, I had a flare up in pain and other symptoms of dystonia that prevented me from attending. One of my relatives...

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Perspective on pain and suffering – Is it all in our head? Powerful words from a fellow patient

As many of you know, I have lived with a painful neurological movement disorder called dystonia for the past 22 years. Utilizing different treatments, therapies, extensive self-care and plenty...

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What’s the best thing we can do when we are in pain?

In a word, nothing. In two words, don’t panic. In two other words that are the same but are more positive and action oriented…be calm. Let me explain…when we...

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My review of two new lotions for joint pain and exercise recovery

As many of you know, I have lived with chronic pain from a neurological movement disorder called dystonia since 2001. In my books, blogs, and articles, I talk about many tools for pain I...

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How do we move beyond pain and suffering?

We have all at one time or another experienced pain and suffering of some kind. I sure have, living with dystonia for over 20 years, the first 5 of...

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How resilient are you? Probably more than you think and give yourself credit

Having lived with chronic pain and involuntary muscle contractions from a neurological movement disorder called dystonia since 2001, I felt defeated many times. But I am still here battling...

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Chronic Pain Doesn’t Need to Take Over Your Life

Many Americans suffer from chronic pain. A study by doctors from Massachusetts reveals that 50.2 million adults experience it on a daily basis. Their pain often appears in the back, hips,...

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The power of our inner dialogue on our health

I believe very strongly in the power of thoughts and words as it relates to my health. I say this because I have lived with a painful chronic neurological...

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Thanksgiving quotes we can use every day

Quotes are some of my favorite things. Some of them I read or hear and they go in one ear and out the other. Then there are some that...

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We have to stop beating ourselves up when we are in pain

Chronic pain reminds me of a bully that picks on kids in the schoolyard every day. Like the bully, chronic pain does not follow any rules and after multiple...

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How getting lost in physical and mental pain helped me find myself

In the summer of 2001, I developed a neurological movement disorder called dystonia. Dystonia is the third most common movement disorder after Parkinson’s and essential tremor. In the very beginning,...

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What can we do to find peace when we are struggling?

If you are struggling with anything in life, a question to ask yourself is, “what can I do on a daily basis that puts me in a position to...

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Isolating ourselves to feel less alone

This may sound like a strange title so let me explain. I live with a health condition called dystonia, which is a neurological movement disorder. It is the third...

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