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 my post at the end of this past June, I explained how my SI joints were unexpectedly doing better following my 3 weeks in California. At first, I had thought … More The end of my SI joint problems is officially in sight.
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 … More Amy Cuddy on Personal Power, Posture, & Body Language
And one foot pointing toward my dreams… I haven’t been able to write as much as I’d like recently, because I’ve been busy focusing on my real-world exploits: specifically, earning money for grad school. It’s hard to find the right balance. Follow your dreams and the money will come, they say. But when your dreams … More One foot in the real world…
Central sensitization: the back story to just about every story I tell on this blog. I’ve written the phrase a million times, but always in passing, always with a link to an article somewhere else. I think it’s high time the topic gets its own post. Practice Makes Perfect We’ve all heard the phrase “practice … More What is central sensitization?
At the risk of turning my blog into yet another Shakira fan site, I love this video. I have been having a lot of trouble with my hips over the past few months. It started when I hurt my knee (yes, my knee) last summer. I was limping around putting too much stress onto my … More More Inspiration
Hope this picture doesn’t gross anyone out– I thought it was stunning. I’m all about cultivating a sense of appreciation for how amazingly intricate our bodies are. I also love creative works that convey this sense of wonder in an artistic way. I found this picture at the Facebook group I fucking love science… I … More Appreciating our anatomy
Fellow pain sufferers, as well as anyone who likes to learn about the body, I can’t stress enough how learning about anatomy and physiology has helped me. First of all, it makes such a big difference when you can begin to understand medical terminology. Once you start studying anatomy, you’ll see that medical terminology, with … More Why you should learn a little anatomy