Problems or opportunities?

August 13, 2018
Life is filled with endless opportunities. Sometimes the opportunities, or silver lining, are hard to see when we have problems with our health, finances, family, or career, but they...

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If you’re in pain, don’t “be positive.” Be honest.

August 1, 2018
I often hear people with pain and other chronic health conditions say the following: “I am trying to be positive, but it is so hard!” Other people see us...

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Please don’t ever take your health for granted

July 16, 2018
The other day I ran into my oldest niece who will be 28 in a few months. It made me reflect on my life around the same age, which...

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Are you a highly sensitive person?

June 20, 2018
This is an update to a blog I wrote a while ago about a personality trait called “Highly Sensitive Person.” It often comes up as a popular topic due...

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Zion Medicinals Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Review

June 10, 2018
I recently had the opportunity to try a hemp oil product from Zion Medicinals. They offer a full spectrum CBD hemp oil product versus a CBD isolate. I will...

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Using the Brain to Reduce Pain

May 10, 2018
I have lived with dystonia and chronic pain for nearly 20 years. In addition to many treatments I have used over that time, I constantly work to naturally increase...

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When anxiety attacks

May 1, 2018
If you suffer with anxiety, you know just how crippling it can be. Anxiety is actually a natural response to our environment that is designed to protect us from...

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Adapting to Adversity

April 10, 2018
How one deals with adversity is very unique to the situation and the individual. I have faced great adversity at different times in my life, some of which I...

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Accepting change is necessary for coping with chronic pain

March 5, 2018
In 2001, I developed chronic pain from a neurological movement disorder called dystonia. My life before and after dystonia are as different as night and day. I went from...

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The Impact of Chronic Pain on Social Life

February 16, 2018
Chronic pain has a sinister way of impacting practically every aspect of our lives. One major area is our social life. Since chronic pain is often misunderstood by others...

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The real impact of pain that people cannot see

January 19, 2018
Pain is one of the most intrusive things we can experience because it impacts nearly every aspect of our lives, especially if it is chronic. As Bonnie Prudden said,...

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Oska Pulse Review: Is PEMF pain technology for you?

January 7, 2018
For the past year, I have been reviewing various products I have been trying for pain. This is because I live with chronic pain from a neurological disorder called...

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Holiday throwdown! Are you in?

December 16, 2017
It’s a holiday throwdown! How healthy will you choose to eat this season?  For me, because of a health condition called dystonia where sugar, flour products, and processed foods...

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Stop beating yourself up!

November 26, 2017
Dystonia and chronic pain remind me of bullies that pick on kids in the schoolyard every day. Like the bully, dystonia and chronic pain do not follow any rules and after...

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Self-Care Tools for Pain Relief

November 5, 2017
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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