Things I’m grateful for: people who are brave enough to tell the stories I’m not

I’ve just discovered Rachael Steil’s sharing of her story as an elite college runner with an eating disorder. And I’ve really been blown away, both by her bravery in telling her story, as well as her clear and honest explanations of what she and other people with ED’s go through. I still haven’t shared tooContinue reading “Things I’m grateful for: people who are brave enough to tell the stories I’m not”

Healing our bodies, and the things that ripple across generations

A little over a year ago, I started a second blog to focus on what I’d come to think of as this weird hip problem I’d had for years that no one seemed to understand (sacroiliac joint dysfunction). Among friends, I usually tried not to talk about it too much, because I didn’t think anyoneContinue reading “Healing our bodies, and the things that ripple across generations”

Maybe my weaknesses aren’t weaknesses. Maybe they are strengths.

When I first started this blog back in 2012, I kept it largely a secret from the people in my life. I wanted to help people struggling with the same things I’d been through, but I was afraid of the consequences of putting so much personal information online. After all, wasn’t putting a long listContinue reading “Maybe my weaknesses aren’t weaknesses. Maybe they are strengths.”

How I developed central sensitization: Part 5

For a few years, I was stuck: caught between all of the doctors I saw, who thought there was something wrong with me psychologically, and the fact that deep inside of me was a calm, inner voice that knew it just wasn’t true. *** Feeling as though I’d run out of other options, I becameContinue reading “How I developed central sensitization: Part 5”

Learning about central sensitization: the power of naming, and the future of pain treatment

Whew. I have really enjoyed writing my more personal posts recently– I love to tell a good story, and to feel as though my past experiences have some meaning.  (And I’ve really appreciated all your kind words, comments, and shares!). But also, wow– some of those posts were very emotional for me.  Right now I’mContinue reading “Learning about central sensitization: the power of naming, and the future of pain treatment”