I swear at times. Selectively, purposefully, and creatively, but I do swear. I encourage you to as well. Here’s why: 1. Swearing increases pain tolerance. Yup, you read that right. Ever stub your toe and let out a string of unmentionable words? There’s a reason you do that, why most of us do that. Multiple studies have shown that people … Read More
Opioids and Chronic Pain: What’s the REAL Epidemic?
I have access to opiates. And I’m curious about what it would be like to get high. The two are connected, aren’t they? It’s a no-brainer, right? Not if you have severe chronic pain, like me. For people like me, opiates allow us to function. For people like me, they are essential for any quality of life. For people like … Read More
“Do you suffer from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome?” Another coach asked me this question and I laughed. I’m not kidding, I did! But it’s such a serious question, about a serious topic. Why the heck would I LAUGH??? Because her question already told me what she expected me to say. Because the two things – illness and suffering – are assumed … Read More