Technically, I suppose it's bad form to brag about how much traffic you've been getting on your blog. However, I feel like it's a little different when a positive message comes with the bragging, so I wanted to share some of my updates with you all. I've come so far from where I was when … Continue reading The thing I was most embarrassed to write about
Yesterday I was trying to drive home in rush hour traffic, along a route I wasn't familiar with, and I ended up taking one wrong turn after another. For those that know Boston, I was trying to get on Storrow Drive West, but somehow ended up going up Route 1 North, over the Tobin Bridge. … Continue reading The push & pull of when to keep going, and when to rest
A little over a year ago, I started a second blog to focus on what I'd come to think of as this weird hip problem I'd had for years that no one seemed to understand (sacroiliac joint dysfunction). Among friends, I usually tried not to talk about it too much, because I didn't think anyone … Continue reading Healing our bodies, and the things that ripple across generations
Hi everyone! I'm honored to say that these days, people follow my blogs for many different reasons-- the main ones being, of course, chronic pain and sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Sunlight in Winter is, of course, the site I began first, and it's my more personal site, where I first began to talk about my story … Continue reading Sacroiliac joint updates.
Something I've really come to notice during my time with SI joint issues is the effect of my hormonal cycle on my ligaments. I saw a female pain specialist once who put it very plainly: I have extremely healthy women come into my office-- women who are runners, women who are training for marathons-- and sometimes it … Continue reading Powerful female hormones, injuries, and pain
Update, Jan. 2018: Hi everyone– I’ve learned a ton since I wrote this post. Be sure to check out my other site, My Sacroiliac Joint Saga! And now, the original post: I've held off on writing this post until I was absolutely sure, but the time has come for me to make my official pronouncement. In … Continue reading The end of my SI joint problems is officially in sight.
Update, Jan. 2018: Hi everyone-- I've learned a ton since I wrote this post. Be sure to check out my other site, My Sacroiliac Joint Saga! And now, the original post: Normally, I tend not to share work-in-progress type posts. I don't like to take up everyone's time talking about something I'm … Continue reading Could my frequent chiropractor visits be making my SI joint problem worse?
I've realized something about myself recently-- something that has implications for my ability to heal. I'm sharing it with you all, in case it can help spark a similar realization for anyone else out there. *** As many of you know, when I was in high school I had an eating disorder. I was very … Continue reading Inner Limits
I had a crazy, fun-filled weekend. The kind of weekend I haven't had in at least five years. Five years ago, my friends and I went to a “tango night” at a local restaurant. It was an amazing evening. The teachers were professional dancers, and a lot of the other students were from other countries. … Continue reading Lessons from an amazing weekend
Update, Jan. 2018: Hi everyone– I’ve learned a ton since I wrote this post. Be sure to check out my other site, My Sacroiliac Joint Saga! And now, the original post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7zQhxoTSWw In Part 1 of this series, I explained how the learning the “muscle energy technique” from my physical therapist Paula marked a turning point … Continue reading An Update on my Sacroiliac Joint Saga, Part 2