Shedding light on central sensitization

Hi everyone!  Hope you’re all having a great summer. I just wanted to let you know that I recently added a new section to my blog, to focus on central sensitization. When I began this blog in late 2012, I started out writing about the topics of chronic pain and fibromyalgia, terms which most of my […]

Can music block pain signals? Music-induced analgesia

I, personally, have known for a long time that music could help reduce my pain levels.  It’s just something that I always knew intuitively. Listen to music (good music, of course) –> feel better. That’s why I was so intrigued when I found the following post from my friend Jo Malby on some of the […]

Amy Cuddy on Personal Power, Posture, & Body Language

Here is an amazing talk, given by social psychologist Amy Cuddy, on how the way we feel about ourselves can affect our physical experience of our bodies.   I first stumbled upon it a few years ago, and every time I watch it, I find it’s still relevant to my own life. Dr. Cuddy’s main […]

Neil Pearson: Blending Optimism and Scientific Evidence

One of the things I really admire about Neil Pearson’s approach to chronic pain treatment is his optimism about our ability to re-train our nervous systems, once they’ve become sensitized to pain. Chronic pain is obviously not a cheerful topic. Those of us who’ve struggled with it know what it’s like to come home from […]

Neil Pearson on Building Hope and Recovery

I know I may have mentioned this once or twice before on my blog (or in like every post), but in case you missed it: Neil Pearson‘s work changed my life. It all started when I met a physical therapist who had studied with Neil. This physical therapist opened my eyes to a relatively new […]