While the reasons for the shame are as diverse as the millions of women who suffer in this world, here are three reasons highlighting why it is so difficult for women to move beyond the shame.
Today I thought I'd give you all a taste of what life can be like for someone with a chronic illness. It's important to remember that no two days are the same, and while this is an average day for me, some can be better and others may be much worse.
If you've been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, there's a strong chance that you were advised to rest, limit your activities and use anti-inflammatory drugs to treat the symptoms of pain and inflammation.
I don't have a work-around for these issues; however, I do have some tips to help lessen back and neck pain while taking that flight to your holiday destination.
Eating a diet that is Ayurvedic and matches your mind-body type and excludes foods that you have an intolerance to can strengthen your digestive tract, improve serotonin production and thus strengthen your mind. This can lead to a healthier, more optimal brain.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages...welcome to the land of Chronic Illness: the wildest ride that no one ever chooses! Do not...
Many people now suffering can be treated without artificial joint replacement. So don't give up on your knee. It's not over yet.
Women's fashion choices are rarely motivated by reason. Each time we put on a shoe, a belt, or a cocktail ring, we hope our attire and outward appearance can have a transformative effect on our inner mood.
When I was more of a night owl, I spent a lot of time in the East Village at the theater Under St. Marks listening to one of the most powerful storyte...
I don't need your suggestions because I have all I need already. You see, as well as an innate inability to quickly process the concepts of life-long and incurable I am blessed with the most amazing gift man has. Hope.
In my mind, I went from being a "normal," healthy person who was typically busy from early in the morning to late at night -- to someone who had to reconcile that I was living with a chronic, neurological illness that put the brakes on all that activity I had taken for granted.
We all know that pain can cause all kinds of issues with our brain function, including making it hard for us to think or behave as we used to behave p...
Listen to your body -- if you are feeling strained or tired, it's time to take a break. It's better to take the extra time to prepare yourself and do it the right way than to spend weeks with a hurt back. I wish you all a safe and happy winter season!
I'm beyond grateful to finally be in touch with the inner guidance my heart provides and the beautiful healers who support me through doing the same.
The right exercises can help to strengthen the back and the surrounding muscles, which can decrease stress on the back and allow for better mobility. Exercises shouldn't focus solely on the back muscles.
There is pleasure and pain involved with every diagnosis doled out, on multiple levels. But, ultimately, it's up to us to recognize that the root of all of these labels basically comes down to how effectively we can process our feelings, thoughts and behaviors.
Why do most people hate being alone with their thoughts? Pain. When you feel physical or psychological pain you instinctively move away from it. However, when you feel emotional pain there's nowhere to go. Instead you may try to escape by distracting yourself with your cellphone.
Childhood migraine is much more than a headache -- especially in kids and teens. In fact, they often don't feel head pain at all! It's important that parents, teachers and caregivers learn to identify the symptoms of childhood migraine so that kids can receive proper treatment.
The diagnosis of any chronic illness comes with much you wish you didn't have to carry, and suffer with, for the rest of your life. Your chronic illness also teaches you many great things that offer enormous reward in life, and sometimes it's good to take a moment to acknowledge this brighter side of your existence.
Wednesday kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month and the celebration's happening in Miami with the debut of Seed Food and Wine Festival. Sponsored b...