Category Archives for "Mindset"

Five Strategies to Help Your Pain (Part 2)

Isn’t it ironic that during the time I am writing these 5 blog posts, I have a major flare-up of my pain! Perfect time to practice what I am preaching, eh? And also learning way more about the physiology of pain.  In Part 1 I discussed how the nervous system is the place where pain […]

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  • October 29, 2014

Five Strategies to Help Your Pain (Part 1)

My chronic back pain is no secret.  In fact, it was one of the reasons I started to exercise.  I was told I had Ankylosing Spondylitis (albeit a mild form) and that exercise would “stop your spine from fusing”.  The doctor did a good thing encouraging me to move more, it’s just a pity he […]

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  • October 8, 2014

Time I Got Something Off My Chest

Six months ago I had surgery to have my breast implants removed. I posted on Facebook the following status:   Today brings some *minor* surgery that marks a major turning point in my life. 10 years ago, I was so low on self-confidence and so high on seeking my self-worth in others that I felt I […]

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  • September 17, 2014

What thoughts do you give authority to?

Today I was in a local gym going through my “basic” workout and I began to scan the room to see what everyone else was doing.  I saw women stretching, “Gluting” (Glute activation exercises), I saw a woman being taught to squat, I saw several women in the free weights area doing impressive stuff (I […]

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  • August 18, 2014

The Guru’s Nemesis | The Critical Thinker

  “Critical thinking is a way of deciding whether a claim is always true, sometimes true, partly true, or false” ~ Wikipedia Take a moment and think about how many claims are made on a daily basis in the fitness and diet industries targeting us to read a blog post (like I have *never* done), buy a […]

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  • July 24, 2013