What do you do when you feel out of control?

How many of you feel as though you are in control of your life? I would guess probably not too many. However, I bet a great majority of us...

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Finding peace in the midst of pain

I live with chronic, persistent pain from a neurological movement disorder called dystonia, which I have had for nearly 20 years. Prior to developing it, I experienced pain throughout my...

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The power of hope when faced with pain and adversity

Hope is a simple word that can mean so much to anyone going through a difficult time. It can mean the difference between giving up and hanging on. It...

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The power of sitting with pain to help overcome pain

It is coming close to the 20-year anniversary when my life completely changed. This is when chronic pain from dystonia took over. It was devastating to say the least....

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The art of not caring – Reducing stress to improve our health

Having lived with chronic pain from dystonia for almost 20 years, I spent most of that time focused on treating the physical symptoms. This has been very important and...

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Visualization and other tools to help us work through pain

I was recently talking with a client who suffers with dystonia and chronic pain like I do. She wanted to know how to work through her pain, especially those...

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Learning to be okay with what we view as not okay

When I developed dystonia in 2001 at the age of 30, my world completely changed. I went from a private business owner, athlete, a graduate student pursing a master’s...

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The reality of life with a chronic health condition – a message for those who don’t understand

Have you ever been judged by others for the things you do or the way you live your life? I know this is a rhetorical question because we have...

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Neuro-Soothe pain relieving lotion – product review

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...

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A Steady Track for Managing Stress and Heightened Emotions

Is stress a big part of your life? Perhaps a better question is, how well do you handle stress? Do you ride a roller coaster of emotions or are...

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How a little hole changed my perception about life with pain

When you look very closely at life events and really think about the outcomes they produce, there is no such thing as a “big” or “small” thing. Everything makes...

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Being realistic about healthcare expectations

I have lived with pain most of my life. Prior to the age of 30, when I developed dystonia, it was mainly from sports injuries. Pain from dystonia, a...

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Perception is reality. Is yours accurate as it relates to your pain?

I wrote a blog not too long ago about being honest about our pain and suffering, be it emotional or physical. It was called, If you’re in pain, don’t...

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How adversity and obstacles change our lives

I often hear people say how much they miss the person they were before they developed a particular problem and they want that person back; or that old life back...

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When is the proper time to face our fears?

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about a bad back injury I suffered and how I worked through it. You can read it by clicking here. In...

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