I struggled with chronic pain and nerve damage for more than fifteen years. I tried every alternative mode of healing, therapy, etc. in hopes of eradicating the pain. I was very fortunate to have worked with highly skilled and, even more importantly, compassionate healers, including my pain management doctor, physical therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and […]
I have been a Crohn’s disease patient for eleven years now. Fortunately, for the past three years I have been in complete remission from the disease and free of medication! Since I was diagnosed, I strived to look for the root cause of my disease. I also pursued the traditional elimination of potential food triggers. […]
It’s a fact. Human beings like habits. We do things, repeatedly—every day, over and over again. We’re used to it. It makes us feel good; it gives us a sense of comfort and control. We have hundreds of habits that help us get through the day that bring a kind of structure into our lives. […]
When I was four years old I was home in bed with one of my frequent ear infections. I took a toy telephone I was playing with and unscrewed the dial and put all the pieces in my mouth as I had seen carpenters do with nails which they then pulled out to use. The […]
I write this so heavily. As I write, I realize this message is perceived and realized in so many ways. As humans, we read what we read and interpret the way we interpret based off of how we feel in that moment. Lately, I think nearly everyone has felt a metaphysical pressure of some kind […]
Most of us experience distress, dis-ease, irritability, fatigue and the general feeling of “running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off” at least from time to time. Ultimately, our feelings about the world don’t change unless we change deep-seated habits, behaviors and thoughts. Doing things like regular exercise, getting seven to eight hours […]
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Anxiety disorders are the most common forms of mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States. Portland therapist, David Hayden, explains that we can use anxiety to teach us something about ourselves rather than viewing it as a curse.