The way I wish I could write: Natalie Breuer, “On Depression”

I haven’t written much yet on my struggles with depression in my teens/early 20’s. Those are perhaps my most real memories.  They made me who I am; they prepared me for what came next.  (After all, if I could make it through some of those dark times, I could definitely make it through physical pain). … More The way I wish I could write: Natalie Breuer, “On Depression”

Out with the old: Saying goodbye to 90’s nutrition advice

In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions and goals, I thought I’d share this really great article I found recently on nutrition “myths.”   Fitness Magazine interviewed registered dietitians on how their perspectives on healthy eating have changed over time.  These RD’s talk about some of the conventional wisdom regarding nutrition coming out of recent decades, … More Out with the old: Saying goodbye to 90’s nutrition advice

A Returning

“I have been away. I have often thought of how to begin this blog again after a long hiatus and then more time would pass and there it stood waiting for me to speak, write, and reach out. The reason for my silence is the same reason for beginning this blog. Living with chronic illness … More A Returning

A Clearing

So I’ve been clearing out all the old stuff from my storage unit.  Finding so many reminders of all the plans I once had. The high-heeled boots I bought senior year of high school, right before the Halloween dance.  My friends and I were all going to go as “sexy cops.”  (I know). My running … More A Clearing

The end of my SI joint problems is officially in sight.

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.

Could my frequent chiropractor visits be making my SI joint problem worse?

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 not sure about. I’ve just been through SO much– filled so many notebooks with my scribbles, had so many “epiphanies” thinking I’d figured it all out– only to find out that so many of … More Could my frequent chiropractor visits be making my SI joint problem worse?

Inner Limits

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 … More Inner Limits

Graceful.

I’m one of those people who is spiritual, not religious.  But I love holidays because of how everything slows down, and people come out of their shells. In Boston, on a weekday… you better not dare to take an extra two seconds to make your turn, because you’ll definitely get honked at by at least … More Graceful.

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 … More Neil Pearson: Blending Optimism and Scientific Evidence