Replacement activities when living with pain

August 5, 2020
I have lived with chronic pain from dystonia, a neurological movement disorder, for nearly 20 years. The first 5 years my symptoms were so severe that I was barely...

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Health benefits of gravity table/inversion therapy

July 18, 2020
There was a recent discussion about a gravity/inversion table in one of my support groups, so I wanted to share some information about how this device works and my...

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A step for making self-care more of a priority

July 5, 2020
For a lot of us, self-care is difficult. This is for a lot of reasons, some of which might be guilt, not enough time, putting others before ourselves, not...

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The challenge of change

June 15, 2020
It goes without saying that change is not easy for most people. If life has been a certain way for many years and something alters the course of things,...

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Holding in emotions is like holding our breath – Pain implications

June 1, 2020
I want you to picture what it feels like to hold your breath with your mouth closed and your fingers holding your nose so you can’t breathe any air....

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The power of words and judgments on our health

May 8, 2020
I have lived with a neurological movement disorder called dystonia for 20 years. For the first 5 or so years, I looked at it as an evil intruder that...

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Oska Pulse recovery update

April 19, 2020
For the past two years I have using a device for pain and other health conditions called OSKA Pulse. OSKA Pulse is a small, portable PEMF device (Pulsed Electromagnetic...

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Finding perspective in uncertain times

April 6, 2020
Uncertain times may be the understatement of the year so far. When the news of COVID-19 (coronavirus) caught our attention, many of us were frozen in disbelief and bewilderment....

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Campaigning for less stress

March 1, 2020
This is the time of the year when the gloves come off, friends become enemies, logic and reason are replaced by emotion and impulse, and stress is extremely heightened....

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100% Self-Care Plan

February 7, 2020
If you were given $100 a week to feed your entire family, how much of that would you use to feed yourself? Change this question and replace it with...

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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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