Neil Pearson on Building Hope and Recovery

I know I may have mentioned this once or twice before on my blog (or in like every post), but in case you missed it: Neil Pearson‘s work changed my life. It all started when I met a physical therapist who had studied with Neil. This physical therapist opened my eyes to a relatively newContinue reading “Neil Pearson on Building Hope and Recovery”

“Real Stories Take Time”

“Most of the stories we are told now are written by novelists and screenwriters, acted out by actors and actresses, stories that have beginnings and endings, stories that are not real. The stories we can tell each other have no beginning and ending.  They are a front row seat to the real experience.  Even thoughContinue reading ““Real Stories Take Time””

Kelly McGonigal on Stress and Chasing Meaning

I stumbled upon this TED talk a few days ago, and it was just what I needed. I can already tell it’s the kind of thing I’m going to be telling my friends about and re-watching for months to come, so of course I had to share it with you all. The talk is givenContinue reading “Kelly McGonigal on Stress and Chasing Meaning”

How I’ve (Mostly) Made Sense of My Issues

Of course, I’m not saying everything is perfect now.  But I’m definitely way better off than I was a few years ago, and a lot of that has to do with how I’ve changed my perspective on pain. Two important ways in which my thinking changed: 1) Understanding that not all pain comes from aContinue reading “How I’ve (Mostly) Made Sense of My Issues”

Pain Neurotags– Human AntiGravity Suit

A pain neurotag has to do with our brains’ representations of pain.  Individual people process pain differently, and many different factors affect how our brains process and store memories of painful events. I thought this was a great post from Human AntiGravity Suit on how two professional athletes might experience and store memories of injuriesContinue reading “Pain Neurotags– Human AntiGravity Suit”