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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Quotes of Hope and Inspiration for the New Year

December 27, 2016
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

December 22, 2016
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!!

December 14, 2016
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

December 12, 2016
 “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

November 29, 2016
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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