I, personally, have known for a long time that music could help reduce my pain levels. It's just something that I always knew intuitively. Listen to music (good music, of course) --> feel better. That's why I was so intrigued when I found the following post from my friend Jo Malby on some of the … Continue reading Can music block pain signals? Music-induced analgesia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3fTw_D3l10 Once in a while I post things unrelated to the main topic of my blog, simply because they are amazing. Here is one of them. I've been going through a bit of a rough patch recently, which is why I haven't been posting too much. Music is one of the things that helps me … Continue reading One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwgNaX7210Y When I was younger, I did a lot of memoir-type creative writing. It helped me process a lot of the things I went through as a teen, and at first I thought maybe it could help others to read it. As time went on and I got older, I started to feel like maybe … Continue reading Inspiration: Marina and the Diamonds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v5_xLBISIg Totally unrelated to the topic of my blog... here is a cover of the Lumineers' "Ho Hey" from the television show "Nashville." I can't believe how good these girls' voices are!
I recently learned about a fascinating study that I had to share with you all. Researchers took two groups of people-- professional violinists and regular, everyday people off the street-- and pricked everyone's index finger with a pin. The violinists reported feeling much more pain than the non-violinists, even though everyone's finger was pricked in … Continue reading Violins and enhanced sensory maps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igcsNG4aruA It's time I come clear about something: I am a huge Shakira fan. I don't normally get terribly excited about pop music, but I just think that Shakira is an amazing performer. No one else has her rhythm and sense of style. One of the things that's helped me to get through the past … Continue reading Inspiration
Find some great music. I love having music on in the background while I'm doing routine things like eating breakfast and getting dressed. I find the combination of music and a mild caffeine buzz puts me in a good mood, and it's a great way to distract yourself from any pain you might be feeling … Continue reading Listen to music in the morning. Let yourself dance.
If you have any kind of injury, muscle strain, or chronic pain, don't be surprised if you wake up in more pain than you were in when you went to bed. Everyone is a little bit more stiff in the morning from lying still all night long. You just might not notice it until you … Continue reading Start out slowly. It’s normal to be stiff in the morning.