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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks-_Mh1QhMc 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading What is central sensitization?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_PpjieRyd4 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading Why you should learn a little anatomy