One foot in the real world…

And one foot pointing toward my dreams… I haven’t been able to write as much as I’d like recently, because I’ve been busy focusing on my real-world exploits: specifically, earning money for grad school. It’s hard to find the right balance. Follow your dreams and the money will come, they say. But when your dreamsContinue reading “One foot in the real world…”

What is central sensitization?

Central sensitization: the back story to just about every story I tell on this blog. I’ve written the phrase a million times, but always in passing, always with a link to an article somewhere else. I think it’s high time the topic gets its own post. Practice Makes Perfect We’ve all heard the phrase “practiceContinue reading “What is central sensitization?”

An Update on my Sacroiliac Joint Saga, Part 2

Update, Jan. 2018:  Hi everyone– I’ve learned a ton since I wrote this post.  Be sure to check out my other site, My Sacroiliac Joint Saga!  And now, the original post: In Part 1 of this series, I explained how the learning the “muscle energy technique” from my physical therapist Paula marked a turning point forContinue reading “An Update on my Sacroiliac Joint Saga, Part 2”

“Why are you writing about overcoming pain, when you’re still in pain?”

A frustrated family member asked me this question once, and it really stuck with me. As much as I believe in my own reasons for writing, it kind of freaked me out. What if other people are wondering the same thing? How can I have an entire series of posts about how my life wasContinue reading ““Why are you writing about overcoming pain, when you’re still in pain?””