The Power of Pain

Pain. The 7th vital sign. It’s our body’s way of warning us about danger and disease. When working with my patients, it’s a question I always ask: Do you have any pain right now? As clinicians, we utilize multiple pain scales to objectively rate this subjective symptom. It’s such an important question, I’ve even learnedContinue reading “The Power of Pain”

Mass Shootings are as American as Apple Pie

Here we go again. When will enough be enough? Who has to die at the hands of yet another hysterical gunman to make the issue of gun control something that our lawmakers are actually willing to tackle? Or are we going to keep throwing our hands up, saying, “It is what it is. Can’t stopContinue reading “Mass Shootings are as American as Apple Pie”

What’s your mantra?

Do you have a mantra? The way you speak to yourself matters. When I first started my fitness journey, my self-talk was typically pretty negative. Even when I lost all the weight I had set out to lose, I felt that I needed to punish myself for eating too many calories. I would do thingsContinue reading “What’s your mantra?”

Book Review: Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor

Book Review Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor and Michelle Hamilton Three Rivers Press 2018/2019 It’s taper time for my running team as they prepare for the Richmond Marathon this weekend. One of the suggestions we give our team members for tempering “taper madness” is to read inspirational books about running. This one topsContinue reading “Book Review: Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor”