Category Archives for Mind

Why You Sometimes Hurt When You Haven’t Done Anything to Hurt

A reader emailed me recently inquiring about “Tension Myositis” – a syndrome proposed by John Sarno, MD as a cause of lower back pain and other musculoskeletal pains. The theory proposed

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The Day I Went to the Other Side of Pain

“The next exercise is completely voluntary. I would like to emphasize this. You do not have to participate if you do not want to,” said the leader of the workshop. I was attending a multi-day

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The Key to Staying Healthy That Takes No Physical Effort

I was talking with my wife Ellen the other night about her day. She’s a Realtor and has certain phrases that are unique to her industry. She was describing a client’s condo that was up for

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This Type of Fighting Holds You Back

Have you ever had days where you feel like your body is working against you? Despite your best efforts at overcoming the aching, pain, or stiffness, these things just keep showing up like an unwanted solicitor

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Little Stuff Matters

It’s just the little stuff that matters. You gain another few degrees of motion, or lose a pound of fat, or skip the latte this week.  It’s those small, sometimes imperceptible, improvements

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How to Make Your Memory Sharper Without Memory Games

You’re upstairs and realize that you need that measuring tape you stuffed into an already over-crowded drawer in the kitchen. You get up from your desk and start the trek downstairs. As you turn

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What You and Olympic Athletes Give Up to Win

I’ve been watching some of the Sochi Olympic Games and noticed how many athletes have a history of injury. And not just one or two injuries but several…including surgeries. How do you ski down

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Is This A Leading Cause of Injuries?

Certainly has been my experience. How about you?

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Piglet, Pooh, and Pain

“Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?” asked Piglet. “Supposing it didn’t,” said Pooh after careful thought. When you hurt, your inner Piglet shows up. When you turn

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When Big Things Are Little Things And Little Things Are Big things

In the movie Chocolat, a single mother and her six year old daughter move to a small town in rural France and open a chocolate shop. The townspeople initially shun her and the shop. She’s open on Sundays,

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