Pain is the localized physical suffering, or unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, associated with actual or potential tissue damage to the body. Pain is a call to stop and pay attention within, to withdraw from potentially harmful situations, to protect damaged body parts while they heal, and to avoid dangerous situations in the future.

3 Steps to Finding Purpose in Your Pain

Pain.  It’s one of the most primitive forms of feedback in your body. It’s “primitive” because it is linked to the ancient parts of your brain, the reptilian brain or brainstem (I’ll call it your “lizard brain”) and your spinal

Discover How Timing Can Help You End Pain

Timing is a key ingredient to virtually everything in life. Bakers know that there is a precise moment when a souffle must be taken out of the oven.  Sailors know that wind directions change seasonally, so they must time their

What Your Choice of Pain Relief Says About You

How you approach your pain says a lot about you. When you’re tense, uncomfortable or in pain, what do you typically do? Do you immediately reach for a pill?  Do you grin-and-bear it and push through?  Do you look for

8 Signs That You Are Avoiding Transformation

The following are eight signs that you’re in reaction. You are moving away from a feeling or experience rather than moving toward wholeness and transformation in that moment.

What You Need to Know About Mindfulness and Somatic Awareness

Mindfulness is the Eastern meditation concept central to Buddhism, that refers to a clear, lucid quality of awareness regarding the cognitive and emotional experiences of everyday life.

What Does Your Pain Want From You?

A young woman came into my office last week with excruciating neck pain that began suddenly with no prior trauma or injury. Her neck and upper back were locked in what is clinically known as “torticollis.”

4 Steps to Breakthrough Limiting Patterns

This post reveals why limiting patterns exist in your body and mind, and explains how breakthroughs occur during the transformation process. Everyone has gone through hard times in life. Of course what constitutes “hard times” is relative and subjective, but

How to Harness the Power of “As-Is” Acceptance to End Pain

Ashleigh Brilliant, English author and cartoonist from the early 20th Century said that “By accepting you as you are, I do not necessarily abandon all hope of your improving.”

The Truth About Pain, Tension, and Stress

If you’re injured or out-of-balance and you stop, pay attention to what your body wants, and then take the appropriate actions, an interesting thing happens: Your pain actually starts to go away! It’s a basic principle, yet too few people