Asking for help is good for us and also helps others

February 14, 2019
I have lived with chronic pain from dystonia, a neurological movement disorder, for almost 20 years. For more than half of those years, I had a hard time asking for...

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My test to find relief in the midst of a serious pain episode

February 3, 2019
The other day I wrote a blog called, The impact stress and emotions have on our health, where I discussed how stress and our emotional reaction to pain and...

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The impact stress and emotions have on our health

January 30, 2019
When I was 30, I developed a painful neurological movement disorder called dystonia. It totally turned my life upside down where I went from being fully functional and very...

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A “pain”ful lesson for which I am grateful

January 14, 2019
I have lived with pain almost my entire life. Prior to the age of 30, when I developed chronic pain from a condition called dystonia, I experienced pain primarily...

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“It is what it is” – Part of the recipe for acceptance?

January 2, 2019
Our response to life events has an undeniable impact on our health I often think of acceptance about anything in life in terms of the saying, “it is what it...

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PEMF Therapy for Pain & Healing – Update on my experience with OSKA Pulse

December 14, 2018
A year 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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Fear: The enemy of mankind

December 3, 2018
Fear is probably the single most damaging, debilitating, detrimental energy we have. It interferes with our healing process and our well-being in every area of our life. We cannot...

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Thanksgiving quotes we can use all year long

November 18, 2018
I love quotes! Some of them I read or hear and they go in one ear and out the other. Those that really resonate stick with me and help...

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Let go of worry and trust yourself more

November 13, 2018
I recently spoke with a client who was struggling with trusting her ability to manage the physical and emotional ramifications of trauma and stress. She was filled with worry...

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Screw this pain! I choose better!

November 6, 2018
None of us are immune to the challenges of life. At some time or another we all endure tough experiences. Nothing ever prepared me for dystonia and chronic, persistent...

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Please don’t judge how someone feels based on appearance

October 15, 2018
If you have a health condition where you are misunderstood and perhaps judged by others for how you live your life to battle your symptoms, I invite you to...

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Nature’s Resilience After a Hurricane: A Metaphor for Life Challenges

October 2, 2018
I live in North Carolina in the United States where we were recently hit with a very powerful hurricane that caused a lot of damage. Many trees fell on...

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Life before and after chronic pain from dystonia changed my world

September 4, 2018
For most of my roughly 20 years with chronic pain and other symptoms from dystonia, I viewed it as a curse; an evil intruder that ruined my life. This...

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Problems or opportunities?

August 13, 2018
Life is filled with endless opportunities. Sometimes the opportunities, or silver lining, are hard to see when we have problems with our health, finances, family, or career, but they...

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If you’re in pain, don’t “be positive.” Be honest.

August 1, 2018
I often hear people with pain and other chronic health conditions say the following: “I am trying to be positive, but it is so hard!” Other people see us...

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