I’ll start by saying that I was prepared to hate the Barbie movie. I thought it would be a giant advertisement for a toy that perpetuates the objectification of women and impossible, Eurocentric beauty standards while trying to re-brand the doll as a symbol of liberation… and watching the movie didn’t change my mind about […]
A couple of weeks ago, I made a post on Instagram about the bodily stress and symptoms that can result when you find yourself caught in an intense inner conflict like this one: You’re working in a stressful and/or abusive environment and you feel that it would be unsafe to leave because you need the job to […]
A popular concept in the field of mind-body medicine is that fear fuels chronic symptoms.
This week, I’m doing something a little different. Instead of my usual blog post, I’m going to share with you an excerpt of a new book that I am honored to be interviewed in! Healing Honestly: The Messy and Magnificent Path to Overcoming Self-Blame and Self-Shame by my friend Alisa Zipursky is “the least retraumatizing read on […]
You may find that there really is no third option that works for you — that choosing to heal means ending the relationship, as painful as that may be.
Blaming ourselves for having chronic pain is a very common roadblock to healing.
If we are conditioned to always say “yes,” we may find ourselves in conflict with our body when it says “no.”
Anger can be an empowering, expansive emotion — an embodiment of our innate life force
When pain is chronic, it’s likely that the danger signal has been triggered by emotional stress.
The world of chronic pain recovery is going through a Renaissance period.