Is Chronic Pain the Brain Game?

Is Chronic Pain the Brain Game?

  In Andrew Sullivan’s sprawling New York Magazine take on the voracious nature of the opioid crisis – “The Poison We Pick” – he posits that the “drugs now conquering America are downers: They are not the means to engage in life more vividly but to seek a...
Cake – Chronic Pain – Courage

Cake – Chronic Pain – Courage

In the hit independent movie Cake, Jennifer Aniston plays a woman who knows pain. Barely surviving a horrific car accident which kills her 3-year-old son, she is left with a scarred face and wounds with pins in them decorating her arms, legs, and back. Consumed with...
Box Your Way to Health

Box Your Way to Health

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you…” Everyone knows that exercise in all forms opens the doorway to your heart and mind. Boxing, in particular, has always been fascinating to me. When I was a little girl, my Papa Harry fought with the great Billy Kahn...
Opioid Pandemic?

Opioid Pandemic?

Is it possible that we’re headed for an opioid pandemic? We know it’s an epidemic. This is a subject I’ve written a lot about & seen more & more when helping with interventions or designing family programs. It is also in the news on a regular basis,...