I think most people with chronic pain are familiar with this concept, but maybe you haven’t articulated it. When I started doing Pilates and experimenting with different types of bodywork, like acupuncture, chiropractic work, cupping, electrical stem, gua sha, etc., I started to really clarify this point for myself and my practitioners and trainers. Good … Continue reading Good Pain Vs. Bad Pain
Category: self care
Cupping: A luxury?
Today I got cupping done. It hurt and I knew it would make things better so it was really worth it. I saw a medical massage therapist who does cupping. This is a real thing in case you don’t know: if you need a massage or bodywork done and you have a chronic condition or … Continue reading Cupping: A luxury?
Breathing is Hard
I’ve been feeling a lot of pain and anxiety in my body lately and I can’t meditate or do yoga, so I do pilates and I stress bake and cook, read, and watch movies because they distract me from my pain and ruminations at least a little bit. This picture is of one of my … Continue reading Breathing is Hard
Therapy on TV: Bones
Originally, Booth, the macho-FBI agent and former sniper, goes to mandatory therapy after shooting a mechanical clown on top of an ice-cream truck. Booth has a phobia of clowns (which to be honest, I also share), but it’s really a response to the death of serial killer during a chase. Booth feels conflicted and guilty … Continue reading Therapy on TV: Bones
Going Back on Medication in the Pandemic
It took me a while to accept (admit?) that I needed to go back on my psychiatric medication after spending the best part of a year reducing my medication for the first time since I started taking it four years ago. I wanted to see how I would do after years of steady therapy, exercise, … Continue reading Going Back on Medication in the Pandemic