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Ready for the Holidays: Last-Minute Holiday Cheer

It’s the very last minute, and in all of the gift-buying, gift-wrapping, teacher-gifting, and holiday dropping-in, you realize that your own home is, well, less than festive. Never fear. There are a few last minute touches you can add to make your home and your holiday merry and bright.
Candles
There is […]

By |December 19th, 2014|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Easing Pain And Stress With Mindfulness Meditation

When I have time, I meditate for ten minutes. When I don’t have time, I meditate for an hour. ~Zen proverb~
Slow the breath. Focus, with intention, on each inhalation. Give equal focus to each exhalation and direct your gaze to a point between your eyes, or in the middle of […]

What Does Science Say About Meditation?

Mindfulness meditation doesn’t change life. Life remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever. Meditation changes the heart’s capacity to accept life as it is. ~Sylvia Boorstein~
Meditation. This word often conjures images of a solitary figure on a mountain top, much like the photo above. Sometimes there are robes involved. There […]

By |December 15th, 2014|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Ready For The Holidays: Tips For Exercise During The Holiday Season

We sit around quite a bit during the holidays. We sit around the table, we sit around the fire. We sit for family game nights and trips to holiday movies. We sit on planes, trains, and in automobiles for long stretches of time. The weather is usually frightful, and the […]

By |December 12th, 2014|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Fitness Apps To Get You Moving

When winter hits, it can be challenging to get and stay motivated to exercise. The days are shorter, the wind blows harder, and the chilly weather is not especially enticing for a run or even a walk. If your dog has been looking forlornly out the window for a while, […]

By |December 10th, 2014|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Do Wearables Work?

Wearable computers are everywhere these days. Also known as body-borne computers or, more commonly, wearables, these small devices have become a crucial part of many peoples’ lives. They differ from cell phone technology in one very important way: unlike cell phones, wearables actually become an extension of the body, like […]

By |December 8th, 2014|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Ready For The Holidays: 10 Best Gifts For Chronic Pain Patients

Rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic pain conditions don’t take a holiday. Even when days are merry and bright, an estimated 1.3 million people in the U.S. are living with rheumatoid arthritis. Women are three times as likely to suffer from this condition as men.

Overall, more than 100 million people in […]

By |December 5th, 2014|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Observing The International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Over one billion people in the world live with a disability. Some of these disabilities are visible, but others are hidden. The United Nations has designated December 3, 2014 as International Day of Persons With Disabilities. This year’s theme is “Break Barriers, Open Doors: For An Inclusive Society And Development […]

By |December 3rd, 2014|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Giving Back After The Turkey: Giving Tuesday

The picture above is of the Thanks-giving Chapel in downtown Dallas, Texas. Its beautiful stained glass spiral symbolizes the beauty and fragility of life, how even as it circles back on itself there are opportunities to rise above and do better. December 2, 2014, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, affords us […]

By |December 1st, 2014|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Ready For The Holidays: 10 Ways To Simplify Holiday Clean-Up

Entertaining friends and family with a holiday gathering or large dinner is one of the joys of the holidays. One of the sorrows, though, is post-party clean-up. Here are ten ways to simplify your holiday clean-up.
1. Start with an empty dishwasher and clean counters
If you ran a load of dishes […]

By |November 28th, 2014|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments