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When the Brain has a Bad Hair Day

What to do with my brain on a bad pain day?

Sounds weird, but one of the greatest problems is thinking during a bad bout. It is established that pain is not only processed in the affected area of the brain, but under duress takes over adjacent neural real estate. 399 more words

Brain And Pain

Express Cure

Dr. Mercola has just posted an article about a theory and training developed by Dr. David Hanscom, an orthopaedic spine surgeon. After 15 years of chronic pain, he diagnosed himself with neurophysiologic pain and cured himself by expressive writing – getting out on paper all his negative feelings. 669 more words

Coping With Pain

Missing strokes

We’ve written before about the groups that miss out on optimal pain treatment – groups in which pain is often poorly recognised at best, or not really considered an issue at worst.  575 more words

Explain Pain

The gland that makes love and hate

Since Paris and events leading up to it, the world now has a new and growing DIM (danger in me) for its collective brain to somehow include. 49 more words

Education For All

Healing the Brain's Pain - Using the Power of Neuroplasticity to Rewire my Brain

I knew the brain can change itself. It used to be thought, according to accepted opinion, that after about age 20 our brain cells gradually died off. 592 more words

Brain And Pain

Down Dumbo


Emotions trump thinking

Stress chemicals trump happy hormones

Strengths trump weaknesses

From The Happy Map


I read this while lying on my back on a hot pad, my eyes swollen with pain and mind befogged. 523 more words

Books That Caught My Mind

Recreating Joy

How do I live a good life, not just bearable, but worth living? Yesterday, I reached a watershed. My steroid epidural failed – worse, it left me with greater pain and little hope. 674 more words

Life Journey