Are you trying to be positive when you’re miserable? Don’t be. Choose honesty instead

I often hear people with pain and other chronic health conditions say something like the following: “I am really struggling right now and I feel that talking about how...

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How life before and after chronic pain from dystonia changed my entire world

For most of my 21 years with chronic pain and other symptoms from dystonia, a neurological movement disorder, I viewed it as a curse; an evil intruder that ruined...

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Turning suffering upside down

Having lived for over 20 years with chronic pain and persistent involuntary muscle contractions from dystonia, a neurological movement disorder, I have experienced a lot of suffering. If you...

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Tips for becoming more self-empowered when living with a chronic health condition

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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Releasing past pain and starting the new year differently

Being that it is a new year, which for many people is a time to say goodbye to the previous year with plans and goals for a fresh start,...

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THE TOWER – What my husband’s cancer diagnosis taught us about perspective

This is a guest blog from an old friend who shares how her husband’s recent cancer diagnosis changed his and their perspective about life. This is so well written...

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The Frog Blog – How nature can teach us to stop resisting the flow of life

I was driving the other night and seemingly out of nowhere, a tree frog jumped on my windshield as I was going about 30 mph heading towards my home....

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The challenge of change

It goes without saying that change is not easy for most people. If life has been a certain way for many years and something alters the course of things,...

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Finding perspective in uncertain times

Uncertain times may be the understatement of the year so far. When the news of COVID-19 (coronavirus) caught our attention, many of us were frozen in disbelief and bewilderment....

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A test of one of my greatest fears and anxiety

I think all life events and experiences are learning lessons so in my articles and blogs I share different things I have gone through to try and help others....

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

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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Screw this pain! I choose better!

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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