Category Archives: Stress & Pain Management

Sasha Obama, Fear of the Future, and Zebras


The recent news about where Sasha Obama was going to finish high school probably wasn’t a big deal to you, but two years ago it sent a teen client of mine into a tailspin. The very bright, over-achieving tenth grader, whose parents had been driving her to see me from […]

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New MeetUp Group-Mind/Body Explorations


Denver area friends, wanted you to know that I have a new Meetup group that I think you’d enjoy-Mind/Brain Explorations for Living. To help you create the life you are meant to be living, we will learn, explore, meditate and create on our journey to wellness and personal/spiritual growth. Topics […]

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Trauma Changes Brains, Darn It!


A major trauma to live through is horrible enough, but it can actually change our brains in 3 powerful ways.  In this 3 minute video, Bessel van der Kolk, MD, one of the world’s leading experts in trauma and PTSD, explains what happens. .

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Holiday Presence


Does your chest tighten and heart race, just thinking about the next few weeks? Do you wonder how you’re going to get everything done? Are you already dreading having to spend time with certain people? Are you worried about your finances? No matter what our religious beliefs, December in America […]

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Is Anyone Touching You? (I mean physically.)


My strongest visual memory from my first class in psychology many years ago is a photo of some very sad, pathetic looking baby monkeys who were fading away, with “failure to thrive” because their “mother” was a wire mesh feeder,  instead of a warm, soft one. Researcher Harlow found that […]

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Free Passes for Women in Pain Conference


The 2012 For Grace’s 5th Annual Women In Pain Conference will be held in Los Angeles on September 14th. This year’s theme is Finding Your Tribe and will focus on “chronic pain and relationships and how they impact our wellness, with a special emphasis on our all-important caregivers. A select number of free passes […]

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Stressed? 5 Quick Steps to Peace


Easy, free, and non-addictive! 1.  Breathe like a baby. Notice how a baby’s tummy rises and falls as they breathe? You do it, too, when you are truly relaxed or asleep. Exhale completely through your mouth, now breathing through your nose, imagine that you are filling a balloon in your […]

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Americans are in More Pain


The Associated Press reports that Americans are in more pain than ever, probably due to the aging of the population, so pain killers are selling like crazy.  The use of oxycodone, found in OxyContin and Percocet, has increased 16 times in some areas. According to Gregory Bunt, medical director at the Daytop Village […]

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Pain Relief in Your Own Mind


We already have what it takes to manage pain within our own brains, especially with a little coaching. Through your life you have had many experiences of the natural way that you automatically desensitize yourself to discomfort. Think about the first time you wore glasses, a watch or a ring, […]

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