Quotes of Hope and Inspiration for the New Year

There are millions of quotes about every aspect of life. Too many to list of course, I wanted to share some of the more powerful ones for me; the...

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Stress Management Tips

As we all know, stress and dystonia (or any other health condition) do not mix. It can have a negative impact on our symptoms, such as increased spasms, twisting,...

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Holiday Book Sale!!

Happy Holidays from my home to yours! Through 12/31/16, please enjoy 20% off the print version of my book, Diagnosis Dystonia: Navigating the Journey. For you, family, friends, and doctors,...

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Acceptance: The dystonia challenge

 “Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation. It means understanding that something is what it is and there’s got to be a way through it.” ~ Michael J. Fox ~ Dystonia can...

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After the diagnosis/Self harming thoughts

After being diagnosed with dystonia and learning it is not a temporary problem (or if you have lived with it for years and are feeling fed up), experiencing fear,...

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Drink up for pain, inflammation, and weight loss!

People often ask what I eat since nutrition is very important to me, especially as it relates to helping control pain and other symptoms of dystonia. I also used...

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Our mind: As powerful as any drug

Did you know that we have chemicals in the brain as powerful as drugs for pain, depression, anxiety, and other conditions? Among them are neurotransmitters called endorphins, serotonin, oxytocin,...

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From severe chronic pain and morbid obesity to a joyful bike rider!

When you look at the picture below, you see a regular guy riding a bicycle; and that would be correct. I am pretty much just a regular guy doing...

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The power of positive thoughts on our health

Most people have probably heard the saying, “change your thoughts, change your life.” There is great truth to this because how we think can significantly impact our mental and...

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Never give up!

I recently found this obese picture of me from 10 years ago with my nephew. I then recreated it last week to see a comparison. My nephew grew and...

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Patient Assistance Programs for Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and Myobloc

This is just a brief entry to share with you the various programs in place to help people pay for their botulinum neurotoxin injections. These programs help patients with...

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You can’t fix dystonia with a cast

This title is a relatively poor attempt at a creative way to illustrate how so many people confuse dystonia with temporary ailments like the flu, other short term health...

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2016 WEGO Health Activist Awards

I am excited to announce I have been nominated for the 2016 WEGO Health Activist Awards! I have actually been nominated for 3 awards! Health Activist Hero, Best Kept Secret, and...

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Self care tools for relieving pain, stress, & muscle spasms

The products in this blog are for informational purposes only. Please consult a physician before using any of these products. The reader accepts full responsibility for the use of...

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What really is a dystonic storm?

Edited excerpt from the book: Diagnosis Dystonia: Navigating the Journey. Special thanks to contributing author, Ruth Curtis, for research and personal accounts from her experience with dystonic storms. This should actually...

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