National Stress Awareness Day

November 4th is National Stress Awareness Day. Stress can be the cause of Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, and Muscle Tension. Here are some effective steps for managing stress and anxiety. Have you ever been in a situation that brought on sweats,…
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Making Friends With Your Pain

(This is a strategy to challenge dysfunctional thinking and hopefully develop a more open relationship with your pain. Learning ways to relax your body with deep breathing or other skills is only one part of the overall strategy. Another powerful…
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CHRONIC PAIN AND SOCIAL ISOLATION: Coping skills for the psychological effects of pain

By Dr. Mark Skellie Chronic pain has many faces and a multitude of ways that it deeply affects those living with daily pain. One of the most insidious and powerfully distressing ways that chronic pain changes a person’s life is the tendency…
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Deep Breathing

When pre-historic humans were in danger of attack, their muscles tensed and their breathing became rapid and shallow as they prepared to fight or flee. This high level of tension was and is helpful in preparing for optimal performance. Today,…