How to Combat Chronic Pain Without Dependency On Drugs

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During this past week’s Recovery 2.0 online conference, founder and addiction specialist Tommy Rosen interviewed Peter Przekop, D.O., Ph.D. about the growing chronic pain epidemic in the face of a medical establishment ill-equipped to manage long-term pain without the use of potent pharmaceuticals, like opioids. The doctor of osteopathy developed and directed the pain management program at the … [Read more...]

The Inner Child in Me Salutes and Celebrates The Inner Child in You

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As the years roll by, I become increasingly convinced that spirituality isn't just about our personal relationship with an ethereal Divine. I believe it is also about learning to cultivate love for all life's creatures–especially when it’s challenging. Especially when our loved ones are being emotionally distant or crabby or are failing to actively listen to us and acknowledge our concerns. … [Read more...]

Harnessing the Energy of The Universe to Heal

Harnessing the Energy of The Universe to Heal

Ram Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung I invoke the vitality of the Sun: Let it purify and energize me. I call on the compassion of the Cosmos: Let it soothe, nurture and protect me. I embrace the infinite healing energy Of the abundant Universe: Let it guide my every action Toward harmony, balance and health. I AM THAT I AM: I am the healer, and I am healed. … [Read more...]

This Hunchbacked Honey of Fairfield County Hasn’t Got Time for the Pain

How It Really Feels

First, the good news: I was able to successfully get out of bed this morning! You may be wondering why I would bother to make a big deal out of this. Don’t the vast majority of humans roll out of bed every morning without a second thought? Well, on top of the pain and stiffness that often comes with dystonia, lupus and fibromyalgia upon waking, I should probably also tell you that after a marathon … [Read more...]

Stop Drop and Do Yoga Any Time, Anywhere With Yoga Download

Interior Hip Rotation

This post was made possible by Blogger Babes and contains affiliate links. I received a complimentary subscription of the Yoga Download service in exchange for my honest review. Thoughts and opinions are 100 percent my own. If you’re a yoga fanatic like myself, you can never have too many resources for learning more about this powerful mind-body practice. That’s why I was extremely excited to … [Read more...]

Healing the Body and Soul With Heartfelt Food From “My Fat Dad”

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Dawn Lerman learned early on in life that cooking delicious meals was the secret to earning the affection of her emotionally distant father. Constantly battling high numbers on the bathroom scale and a voracious appetite for flavor-rich foods, her obese dad’s struggles inspire Dawn to positively support him in his endless experimentation with diets. Aided by the culinary genius of her grandmother, … [Read more...]

How We Pick Ourselves Up After We Fall

Fallen or Side Bow Pose

Even when it can seem like the vast majority of my dystonia symptoms are in a strong remission, there is no guarantee that that they will stay that way. Just because I am able to do a two-hour intermediate yoga practice one day does not mean I will be at all steady on my feet the next day—or even later that night. While this reality can be disappointing for friends and family who are counting on … [Read more...]

Succulent, Seasonal Eating For Summer

Cooked Sugar Snap Peas

When I was a child, the carefree months of summer meant long, leisurely days of play with my brothers and my friends—and my siblings were the dearest of my friends.  School vacations were also a time for sports camps, cultural excursions and, especially, family adventures. Both my parents were from North Carolina, so my brothers and I packed into the back of our Volkswagen Rabbit for long, road … [Read more...]

Get Cooking Creatively With Ginger Carrot Chicken Curry

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Over the years I’ve spent cooking and baking in the kitchen, I’ve discovered that the tastiest dishes often arise from creative, culinary experimentation. Like most, I’ve tinkered with numerous recipes to add my own flavor and consistency to certain dishes. I have also created unique meals by throwing together whatever ingredients I’ve scrounged up from the fridge or at the farmer’s … [Read more...]