5 Ways Optimism Improves Your Life
Do you need more optimism in your life? Researchers have found that individuals who maintain a positive attitude during intense surgeries and after, usually have a shorter recovery period. People who work in high stress environments find their inner peace and balance by focusing on the positives of their job. The act of meditation focuses …Read More
Help! My house is killing me!
How Clutter Affects Your Life & Your Pain
You’ve seen the social media memes that suggest clutter is good because it’s a sign of creativity. For a few minutes, the memes make you smile and let you know that you aren’t the only person with a clutter problem. However, the truth is that clutter is not …Read More
How Did I Get Here?
I can hear you talking.
“You don’t know anything about me. You are a doctor with all those initials after your name. What do you know about having to feed your family with this pain?”
You’re right. I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice. I have been in healthcare for over 33 years. I have been an …Read More
Are you OUT OF CONTROL?
Having chronic pain brings a mix of emotions. You feel frustrated, depressed, anxious, guilty, isolated…the list goes on and on. You get tired of the merry-go-round of emotions. Some days you feel good and some days you feel bad. There is no rhyme or reason and it’s impossible to predict.
But one feeling that many of …Read More
5 Pain Free Activities for Memorial Day
Memorial Day is just around the corner. The day that we remember those who gave their lives in active military service. It’s also a day that is spent with friends and family and the unofficial start of summer.
I remember growing up that the local swimming pool opened on Memorial Day, so my day was spent …Read More
Do You Remember This?
HOW MANY TIMES A DAY DO YOU SEARCH YOUR MEMORY BANK?
Today has been one of those days! I’m pretty sure that I’ve re-sent several emails today because I can remember if I have already sent a response to someone’s email or not.
The emails start like this: “I can’t remember if I’ve replied to this …Read More
HOW TO TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER?
Does this happen to you? Every time you go to your pain management healthcare provider
you’re asked, “On a scale of 1-10, what is your pain today?”
You politely give them an answer somewhere between 1-10. If the number is higher than it was
the last time, you may get asked an additional question like, “Why is your …Read More