Attitude determines altitude

June 19, 2017
People often tell me how positive I am, and that is true most of the time. Having lived over 15 years with a painful, life changing neurological disorder called...

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Tips to save your neck and back working on the computer

June 26, 2017
The way we perform activities throughout the day can greatly impact how we feel. Our body learns by repetition, so our daily habits are critical. I find them so...

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My experience using CBD oil for chronic pain and anxiety

June 16, 2017
I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my...

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Strategies for anxiety and panic attacks

May 25, 2017
Have you ever had a panic attack? If so, you know how terrifying they can be. I have had plenty and know exactly what they are like…torture! There is...

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Health benefits of gravity/inversion table

May 12, 2017
There was a recent discussion about a gravity/inversion table in one of my support groups, so I thought I would share some information about how this device works and...

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My 4 favorite self-help tools for pain

May 1, 2017
These products are for education purposes only and contain affiliate links. The reader accepts full responsibility for the use of these products. Thank you to Abbe Brown at the ST...

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Fight, Flight, or FREEZE Response: Health Implications

April 21, 2017
When I was researching the topic of stress for my book, Diagnosis Dystonia: Navigating the Journey, I came across something very intriguing. Stress experts have now added the word...

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Turn on the tunes for better health

April 3, 2017
If you enjoy listening to music, you already know that turning on the tunes can help calm your nerves, reduce stress, pump you up during a workout, bring back...

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Overcoming fear for a better life

March 16, 2017
Fear is probably the single most damaging, debilitating, detrimental energy we have. It interferes with our well-being in every area of our life. We cannot thrive when we are...

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Working through life challenges – Releasing the past

March 6, 2017
In my last blog, I wrote about the emotional pain of “victim mentality” when faced with a health or other life challenge. In this entry, I will share some ideas...

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$5 Cure 4 Dystonia

February 27, 2017
Please help support a new initiative to find a cure for dystonia….$5Cure4Dystonia!! It takes only $5 to help me and hundreds of thousands of children and adults suffering with...

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Overcoming victim mentality

February 12, 2017
When the pain and muscles contractions from dystonia were at their worst for me (see below), it significantly limited what I could do. For years I characterized dystonia as...

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Tips for better sleep

February 1, 2017
Ahhh… sleep!! It feels so good when we get it. Unfortunately, quality sleep is something that eludes many of us. It seems that more and more of us sleep...

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Self-empowerment tips for healthy living

January 21, 2017
When we are faced with a limiting health issue where performing “simple” everyday activities becomes a challenge, our self-confidence and self-worth can dwindle. This can happen with any health...

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Understanding and coping with anxiety

January 2, 2017
I think most of us would agree that anxiety is quite common among the dystonia population. It is not a feature or symptom of dystonia, but given the major...

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