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12 months ago no Comment

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 […]

1 year ago no Comment

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 […]

1 year ago no Comment

A popular concept in the field of mind-body medicine is that fear fuels chronic symptoms.

1 year ago no Comment

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 […]

1 year ago no Comment

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.⁠⁠

1 year ago no Comment

Blaming ourselves for having chronic pain is a very common roadblock to healing.

1 year ago no Comment

If we are conditioned to always say “yes,” we may find ourselves in conflict with our body when it says “no.”⁠ ⁠

1 year ago no Comment

Anger can be an empowering, expansive emotion — an embodiment of our innate life force

2 years ago no Comment

When pain is chronic, it’s likely that the danger signal has been triggered by emotional stress.

2 years ago no Comment

The world of chronic pain recovery is going through a Renaissance period.

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