Hi everyone! One of my goals for 2017, and continuing on into 2018, was to say "yes" to any opportunities that came my way to grow my blog. So, when my friend Matt Villegas asked to interview me for The Capable Body Podcast, I said yes! In this interview, I tell the story of how my … Continue reading My very first interview: The Capable Body Podcast!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8defN4iIbho I never know quite what to call the posts in which I share a video. Every title I think of sounds either click-baity or boring. Like for this one: “Mayo Clinic doctor explains central sensitization.” “Awesome video on central sensitization,” etc. etc. In this day and age… what do you call something that truly … Continue reading What I really want you to know
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AgCr2tTvng When I was young, all I wanted was to fit in, to be perfect. To do what adults expected of me. I never had a single cavity, I never missed the school bus. I was always teacher's pet. Then, when I hit adolescence, the reverse. My depression; my eating disorder; I couldn't function, … Continue reading The piece that didn’t fit
I saw a comment on Twitter today which really broke my heart, so I wanted to write this and make it clear: If you are experiencing pain hypersensitivity (through central sensitization), there is every reason to hope. If your nervous system has changed one way, it is possible to change it back. It won't be … Continue reading There is reason to hope.
Some of the stuff I've been writing about on my blog has felt a little bit heavy recently, so I thought I'd just take a moment and share something I've been meaning to for a while: When I first started blogging back in 2012, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, or if anyone … Continue reading A way of giving back (free photos!)
It occurred to me recently that I really haven't talked much about my progress towards becoming a physical therapist on this blog. So, if you're curious, here's my deal: I have a Bachelor's degree in the humanities. My concentration was social theory, with an emphasis on gender studies. My goals, when I was in college, were focused … Continue reading The road to physical therapy school
It's so interesting for me to go back to San Francisco. As you may remember, I spent a few weeks in SF back in June, following a good friend's wedding in Napa Valley. I actually just wrapped up another trip out there. I spent most of September in SF, staying with a friend and trying … Continue reading San Francisco, Revisited
A friend posted this article about the pitfalls of positive psychology on Facebook this morning, and gosh-- it resonated. I've honestly been annoyed by the concept of positive thinking for a long time. It seems like most of the time, when someone tells urges you to be more “positive,” what they really mean is that … Continue reading The ‘Tyranny’ of Positive Thinking
I've been away from my blog for the past month, and I have so much to tell you all. I took what was supposed to be a five-day trip to a wedding in California, and turned it into an amazing, impromptu two and a half week stay. To be honest, I was really scared to … Continue reading Newfound possibility
This is the question that has consumed me recently: how do people take their most precious and guarded memories, and spin them into stories, unfurling them to the world? It seems so easy when other people do it-- when you read a famous, heart-wrenching novel for class, and analyze its themes. “I could do that,” … Continue reading Reading List: Vulnerability