• eastern medicine

    symptom signals

      Aye yai yai y’all, I’m doing too much. The great thing is that my body is sending me an array of symptoms to let me know that I need to slow it down. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, symptoms are signals. How beautiful is that? Restructuring my thinking to reflect this turns each pain I experience into a little love note from my body letting me know what I might consider adjusting. Usually, it tells me things I already know but chose to ignore. For example, I ate at least half of my meals away from home last week. Even though I stick to my usual diet when I dine…

  • a work in progress

    moon swoon: by susie ewbank

        The moon is an unstoppable force – and so are you. Since I was in pull-ups I have been a loony lunar lover. It’s just always been my thing! As the proud luna-tic (see what I did there?) in the family, I receive moon-themed birthday cards from them each year. Last year one card stood out – it was from Anne. The moon is an unstoppable force, she wrote, and so are you! I have read and believed for years that the moon impacts all things earthbound. But we are also LIKE the moon – a light in the dark, a powerful source, and a part of something huge…

  • eastern medicine,  rx opioid recovery,  [still]moving favorites

    my new(ish) favorite pain-relieving modalities

              * Honest, genuine reviews and experiences…not a sponsored post. I get a lot of questions regarding how I’ve managed my pain this past year without medications, injections, or surgery. Honestly, it’s difficult to answer because I’m constantly trying new things and tweaking old practices. I’m also quite a ways off from having everything figured out. Nevertheless, these are tools I use above all others to try to keep my symptoms under control…at least for today! Kinesiology tape: Not everyone supports the use of kinesiology tape, but I’m a big fan. It helps keep my hypermobile joints in place and reduces inflammation. Infrared heating pad: Infrared…