Allergy and Mast Cell, My Story

My diagnosis with mast cell activation syndrome

Update, Nov. 2020: I am happy to say that I am now doing so much better with this issue.  If you've just stumbled upon my site from a search engine, I want you to know that if you have mast cell issues, there is hope. I'm leaving this post up as a historical perspective-- I think many of you at… Continue reading My diagnosis with mast cell activation syndrome

Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, Nervous System, Pain Science

Pain is like Memory: Dr. Jay Joshi on Central Sensitization

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJsuZFteWHI Okay.  I've really been looking forward to publishing this post. Here, we're revisiting the same great talk by pain physician Dr. Jay Joshi.  In my last post, I outlined what Dr. Joshi says are the four main categories of pain. Central sensitization is the type that is, unfortunately, the least understood.  And it's also… Continue reading Pain is like Memory: Dr. Jay Joshi on Central Sensitization

My Story

Newfound possibility

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

Creative Writing, Inspiration, mindfulness, My Story

Little things

These days,  I'm all about the little things. Last Sunday, I went with my friend Romina to her father's house in Rhode Island.  I would say that we were going to visit, but we were actually short on time, and Romina just needed to drop some things off. But we ended up having a great… Continue reading Little things

Creative Writing, Inspiration, mindfulness, My Story, Sacroiliac Joint

Lessons from an amazing weekend

I had a crazy, fun-filled weekend. The kind of weekend I haven't had in at least five years. Five years ago, my friends and I went to a “tango night” at a local restaurant.  It was an amazing evening.  The teachers were professional dancers, and a lot of the other students were from other countries. … Continue reading Lessons from an amazing weekend