My Story, Sacroiliac Joint

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: 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.

Favorites, Inspiration, Interesting Articles, mindfulness

Amy Cuddy on Personal Power, Posture, & Body Language

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

Creative Writing, Inspiration

One foot in the real world…

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, Chronic Pain, Favorites, Pain Science

What is central sensitization?

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?

Inspiration

More Inspiration

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