NEW BOOK RELEASE — Beyond Pain and Suffering: Adapting to Adversity and Life Challenges

May 9, 2021
In 2015, I published my first book, Diagnosis Dystonia: Navigating the Journey. It is a combination autobiography, self-help, education book that provides treatment options, coping strategies, skills for daily...

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THE TOWER – What my husband’s cancer diagnosis taught us about perspective

May 1, 2021
This is a guest blog from an old friend who shares how her husband’s recent cancer diagnosis changed his and their perspective about life. This is so well written...

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The impact stress and emotions have on our health

April 22, 2021
20 years ago, I developed a painful neurological movement disorder called dystonia. I was 30 years old at the time. It totally turned my life upside down where I...

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Managing excessive worry and fear to avoid health consequences

April 8, 2021
I think it would be safe to say that everyone is afraid of something. Sometimes the fear is justified and sometimes not. In this article, I want to focus...

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My typical day managing my dystonia and chronic pain

February 23, 2021
I have lived with dystonia and chronic pain for 20 years. The first 5 of those years were the worst of my life. The pain from the involuntary muscle...

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Be careful about being too hard on yourself if you live with a health condition that already kicks your ass

January 10, 2021
Dystonia and chronic pain, as well as many other health conditions, remind me of bullies that pick on kids in the schoolyard every day. Like the bully, dystonia and...

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Finding the proper puzzle pieces for better health and life balance

December 19, 2020
Not too long ago, my girlfriend and I did a 500-piece puzzle over a period of a weekend. It was not a remarkable feat, but this is the first...

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After the diagnosis/Self harming thoughts

December 1, 2020
After being diagnosed with dystonia, or any other chronic health condition, and learning it is not a temporary problem (or if you have lived with it for years and...

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A tool for practicing gratitude

November 28, 2020
Many of us recently celebrated Thanksgiving, a time to reflect upon things for which we are thankful. It is a time to really focus on gratitude, which got me...

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How healthy is your information diet? Is it stressing you out?

November 15, 2020
We are all of course aware of diets for food, but what about diets for other aspects of our life, such as those that feed our emotional health? I...

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Take a break for your health when your world is spinning out of control

October 17, 2020
For the past few months, I have been running around doing a lot of things that I have no interest doing. Life was just extra busy with so many...

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Dealing with uncertainty in life and health: Sometimes trees fall on cars

October 5, 2020
Even when we think we are fully prepared for something, life can throw us a surprise. If you have followed my blogs over the years, this one may sound...

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Finding meaning and purpose in our pain and suffering

September 24, 2020
Life is ever evolving so it is important to remember that the storms in our lives do not always last forever. When I developed dystonia in 2001, I lost...

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The Frog Blog – How nature can teach us to stop resisting the flow of life

September 4, 2020
I was driving the other night and seemingly out of nowhere, a tree frog jumped on my windshield as I was going about 30 mph heading towards my home....

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ROYAL pain relieving lotion – Product Review

August 21, 2020
As many of you know, I live with chronic pain from a neurological movement disorder called dystonia. In my book, blogs, and articles, I talk about many tools for pain. I also write reviews...

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