Chronic Pain

My very first interview: The Capable Body Podcast!

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!

Central Sensitization, Favorites, Inspiration, Interesting Articles, My Story, Nervous System, Pain Science, Treatment Approaches

What I really want you to know

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

Creative Writing, My Story, Treatment Approaches

The piece that didn’t fit

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

Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, Creative Writing, Pain Neurophysiology Education, Pain Science, physical therapy

There is reason to hope.

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.

My Story

A way of giving back (free photos!)

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!)