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Ice Cube & Sun Meditations

Now that you know how to do a focused meditation, and have pain relief by turning down the pain signal, there are many other medications you can do that will help you control your pain. A lot of us have use of ice or heat as those alternative treatments, but we cannot always find ice… Read the full article


AWSOME DAY – Even With Pain!

When you have chronic pain is easy to feel like every day is chalked up to another same old same old. Though, there are days where the stars align, our pain levels are managed, and we have an awesome day. In the beginning, these days are rare – though with knowing a few tricks, you… Read the full article


I Was Treated Like An Addict…

If you take prescription pain meds, you probably already had a few times where you were treated like an addict. Everything from having to sign a multi-page contract on when, where, and how you take your pain meds, receive them, and even carry them around to peeing in a cup, having family and friends not… Read the full article


9 Minute Pain Solution

9 Minute Pain Solution by Dr Chelsie


What The F#@% Is All The Cussing About?!

There have been a few articles and pop-media contributions about cussing and if it is good or bad and what it says about us as people. Basically it is simple and not easy. Pros: If you are a person who cusses (I admit I am). Then you are said to have a more honest communication,… Read the full article


Initiating Sex

It is surprising to some people that initiating sex can be almost insurmountable to some – like the summit of Kilimanjaro. There seems to be an unwritten code or list of ways to get things going, but I have found that couples at ANY stage of the relationship may have a hard time starting sex,… Read the full article


Are People Siphoning Your Energy?

Even the most passionate, motivated, and energetic of us has a limited supply of energy – it’s time to see if others are siphoning your energy and if you are allowing it. We want to help others, but need to keep a balance between actually helping and enabling them or helping at a detriment to… Read the full article


Overwhelmed: By life or by your mind?

Are you overwhelmed by your situation or is your situation overwhelmed by you? Confusing, I know. Basically, the first thing therapists do when someone says they are overwhelmed is figure out if it is the situation that is stressful by nature (not enough time, too many roles/jobs in life, too high of expectations) or if… Read the full article


Hot Sauce: Yummy or a pain in my neck?

Hot sauce contains capsaicin, a chemical that bins to the pleasure receptors in our mind and helps us feel pleasure more intensely. This sounds awesome. The problem is, there is some research, being pursued by Whipple and Komisaruk, that suggests that capsaicin is also sticky. It can block those receptor site as well. This then… Read the full article


I can’t turn my brain off!!! Meditation Hacks.

Meditation sounds so hard – we picture a Buddhist Monk sitting peacefully, almost a trance-like-state under a tree and having a completely blank mind, void of all stressors or even minor discomfort. This can be intimidating and overwhelming when we then try to ”just” slow down and relax our minds and do what we “should”… Read the full article