Category Archives for Mind

Heart vs. Head

This has been on my mind lately. The collision between Head and Heart. I’m a Heart guy but I come off as a Head guy to some people (it’s a work in progress, maybe I’m more heart now

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The Problem With Exercise

I generally avoid parties with a bunch of people I don’t know. Instead of finding it energizing, as a lot of people do, it’s sucks the energy out of me like a vampire – an energy vampire. But

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Why Do We Do The Stuff We Do?

An eternity ago, I fractured my lumbar spine in a failed attempt at dunking a basketball. Yeah, I know. You can save the commentary. Now, you would think, with me being a physical therapist with a long

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Are You Forgetting Stuff More Often?

Yes, I am “directionally challenged”. I kid you not. I can drive a well known route, miss my exit and end up in Round Rock wondering how I got there. Did I forget how to drive home? Do I have,

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How to Use Your Head to Get Ahead

The game was close with each team trading off the lead. With the clock ticking down, we were losing by two points. I got the ball, glanced at the clock. Four seconds. I gave my defender a head fake, he

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Straight Roads Are Boring

I’ve never met a client who has said, “I hope there a lot of twists and turns, unexpected things, and major setbacks in our work together.” Everyone wants a straight road.  Full speed

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Something’s Broken

A lot of people, and from time to time myself included, think that “if I had more money in the bank, I would feel better…happier, more content“. If you’re net worth twice was much

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Short Cut for a Stronger Core?

Any of us who have or have had lower back pain will do a lot of things to prevent it or fix it. These big inflatable balls are supposed to do just that – help you “strengthen your core”

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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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