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,...
How the Opioid Epidemic and Vicodin Use Spread Like Wildfire

How the Opioid Epidemic and Vicodin Use Spread Like Wildfire

This article originally appeared on healthyplace.com The opioid epidemic and hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Vicodin) use has spread through the United States like wildfire. The United States makes up only 4.6% of the world’s population but consumes 80% of its opioids —...
The Epidemic Nobody Saw: The Opioid Crisis in America

The Epidemic Nobody Saw: The Opioid Crisis in America

This article originally appeared on addictionblog.org A Tidal Wave Of Loss Like a tidal wave that comes crushing to shore over the past year, the President, States, national news media, and families who have lost loved ones have cried out in crushing alarm about the...