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Why Opioids Can Make Pain Worse

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Jul 20

July 9, 2020

Why Opioids Can Make Pain Worse

By The Coleman Institute

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 injections. After months of consulting with my doctor, we arrived at the perfect regimen: one tablet of acetaminophen-oxycodone, a potent opioid, in the morning and one tablet of acetaminophen-oxycodone at night.

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StillDrinkingGetSupport

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Jul 20

July 7, 2020

Still Drinking? Get Support

By The Coleman Institute

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, reevaluate their relationship with alcohol, get out of overwhelm, and create lives they love.”

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That Pesky Thought - I Must Get High

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Jul 20

July 1, 2020

That Pesky Thought – I Must Get High

By The Coleman Institute

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 classes that can be challenging.

So while I was holding a Bird Dog pose (look it up), I had ample opportunity to observe my thoughts while simultaneously practicing deep ujjayi breathing. (Again, look it up).

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Drugs Have Made My Life Bearable?

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Jun 20

June 30, 2020

Drugs Have Made My Life Bearable

By The Coleman Institute

Tripping Over Joy

What is the difference
Between your experience of
Existence
And that of a saint?
The saint knows
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Set Yourself Up for Sobriety Success

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Jun 20

June 25, 2020

Set Yourself Up for Sobriety Success

By The Coleman Institute

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.

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