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Connecting Wellness

The Shifting Landscape of Pain Treatment

September is Pain Awareness Month.  As you probably know from reading my blog, integrative pain management is my specialty and my passion.  The current protocol of managing pain with prescription narcotics is unsustainable, and has recently be proven ineffective. In 2015, a systematic review…

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Connecting Movement Wellness

You Only Live Once

Knowledge can act as a healing force. Often when someone has a serious injury they feel vulnerable to future injury and they feel they cannot depend on their body to function. Out of fear of re-injury, they may avoid activities that bring joy and…

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Connecting Mood Wellness

Music Therapy

I love looking at a variety of ways that health and healing can be delivered. I was thinking about music and music therapy the other day as a great way to help individuals cope with trauma. Generally, trauma is seen from the individual as…

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Connecting Movement Wellness

Lunchtime S​hort Walks

I first became fond of the lunchtime walk when working at a clinic in Wisconsin. The clinic happened to be situated adjacent to a trail that followed a scenic river for miles and the proximity made a short stroll easy and appealing. I began…

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Connecting Mood Wellness

Positive In, Positive Out

It only takes a smile or a positive gesture to completely brighten someone else’s day! If you don’t think your actions have an impact on someone else, you might want to reconsider! Recent studies do show that positive interventions aimed at cultivating positive feelings…

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