Interview – Managing the physical and emotional aspects of dystonia and pain

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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The power of perspective when living with pain

People often tell me how upbeat and positive I am, despite living with pain from dystonia all day, every day for the last 20 years. I would say this...

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A mindfulness technique to find peace from stress and pain

The other day I was speaking with a client of mine who suffers with a chronic health condition called dystonia, which is accompanied by chronic pain. I also live...

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How to find stillness in your life

If you are like me and probably most people, in today’s busy world it is a big challenge to be still and mentally at ease. This is such an...

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Justice for patients?

This is a post by a guest blogger who describes an experience many of us can relate to when it comes to the care we receive from health professionals. by...

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Please don’t judge how a person feels based on how they look

Human beings are visual creatures, so we often associate how someone feels based on how they look and act. Sadly, this is very short sighted. Many people live with...

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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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