Chronic Pain

The longer arc of my story

Hey everyone, I’m a perfectionist. I don’t want to publish anything just for the sake of posting-- I want it to matter. So, if you've noticed that it's been a while since I posted on this blog, that's why. My recovery from mast cell activation has taken me a bit longer than I thought. I… Continue reading The longer arc of my story

Chronic Pain

**~My recovery from mast cell activation, and how the mind and body are SO connected~**

As some of you know, last fall I was diagnosed with a rare condition called mast cell activation syndrome. It's a relatively new condition-- doctors have only even had a name for it for the past 10 years. Mast cells are a part of our immune system, and they once had a tremendous role within… Continue reading **~My recovery from mast cell activation, and how the mind and body are SO connected~**

Chronic Pain

How the Dynamic Neural Retraining System is changing my life

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share a bit with you about the Dynamic Neural Retraining System, or DNRS for short. As you may know, this past fall I was diagnosed with a condition of the immune system called mast cell activation syndrome. When I first got the diagnosis, I initially went into research mode,… Continue reading How the Dynamic Neural Retraining System is changing my life

Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Interesting Articles

A groundbreaking new study paves the way for future treatments for fibromyalgia

Hey everyone! If you've been following my blog for a while, you've probably seen this absolutely incredible TED talk by Dr. Elliot Krane, on the nature of chronic pain.  It is seriously one of my favorite things to watch.  Chronic pain is terrible, but it's always so hopeful to me to keep track of how much we're… Continue reading A groundbreaking new study paves the way for future treatments for fibromyalgia