Why Opioids Can Make Pain Worse

Why Opioids Can Make Pain Worse

A patient shared this story and this question with me a few weeks ago: “For the past two years, I have been working with a pain management doctor to find a remedy for my back pain. I tried every treatment in the book from physical therapy, to ibuprofen, to cortisone...
Still Drinking? Get Support

Still Drinking? Get Support

This was one of the best takeaways from my interview with Casey McGuire Davidson, who became a Certified Life Coach and a Master Practitioner in Core Energy Leadership to “help other successful women who’ve gotten into the habit of drinking too much or too often,...
That Pesky Thought – I Must Get High

That Pesky Thought – I Must Get High

There’s no pretty way to say it, Tia kicked my butt in yoga last week. She’s the owner of the studio I’ve belonged to for a long time, and I try to get to several classes a week. Hers is a core class, and she’s got a reputation for teaching beautifully choreographed...
Drugs Have Made My Life Bearable

Drugs Have Made My Life Bearable

“Tripping Over Joy” What is the difference Between your experience of Existence And that of a saint? The saint knows That the spiritual path Is a sublime chess game with God And that the Beloved Has just made such a Fantastic Move That the saint is now continually...
Set Yourself Up for Sobriety Success

Set Yourself Up for Sobriety Success

Beatrice came in for a follow up visit. She is in her early 50’s and has wrestled with her addiction to alcohol for more than half of her lifetime. Except for a (pretty bad) one night slip last Thanksgiving, she now has two years of recovery under her belt. She holds...