May 29, 2017

Do you ever triggered? I mean really pissed off by what someone else has said? So much so that you can’t think straight?

It happened to me the other day. I was having a conversation with a woman I was networking with, and when the topic of my book and chronic health iss...

August 29, 2016

A few months ago I developed a strange symptom. Every time I woke up, either from a nap or after a night of sleep, I would wake with a start, my stomach doing flip flops and my heart racing. It was as if I was waking up from a horrifying nightmare, only I wasn’t. My mi...

August 22, 2016

Hello, my name is Kira, I live with a chronic health condition, and I gave up on finding a cure several years go.

After over 20 years of living with chronic pain and illness, I’ve accepted that if I haven’t already found a cure, it’s unlikely I will ever find...

May 23, 2016

 

Last week I wrote about What to Say to Someone Who is Grieving. Not only have I had a lot of experience with the grieving process, I’ve also had a lot of experience with chronic pain and illness. If it sounds like my life has been one big joyride, fear not, there have...

November 2, 2015

PART II continued : The Last 8 Alternative Practitioners

And now for my last installment of this series on health practitioners. I've saved the least conventional for last. Enjoy! 

 

Shaman

A shaman is a medicine man (or woman) who has a special connection to the spir...

October 21, 2015

 

On Monday I posted my thoughts on why so many of us are suffering from chronic pain and illness (the answer is stress, ICYMI). Today I’m going to give you some suggestions to help you to reduce your stress level, which in turn may reduce your physical symptoms. These...

October 19, 2015

 

I’m no doctor, scientist, researcher, sociologist or anthropologist, but I’ve lived with pain and illness for over 20 years, and I recognize it in so many others, when working with clients, researching my book and simply meeting new people.

 

I know the statistics, I’ve...

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