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How Adult Coloring Books Can Help Pain Patients

Coloring used to be an activity reserved for small children in elementary grades, but these days adult coloring books are topping bestseller lists and flying off the shelves. Turns out, coloring and adult coloring books may have therapeutic benefits for many different conditions, including anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. The [...]

By | 2017-10-09T17:38:31+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

7 Damaging Misconceptions About Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a widespread chronic pain condition that affects an estimated five million people in the U.S. Today is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, and we think it’s a great time to dispel some of the common misconceptions about this debilitating, painful condition. Here are seven damaging misconceptions about fibromyalgia. 7 damaging [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:15:46+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What Does Pain Feel Like?

The definition of chronic pain is straightforward: pain that is refractory and lasts longer than three months. This is the medically accepted definition of a physical process that involves pain signals traveling to receptors in the brain that then produce the sensation of pain. But what does pain feel like, [...]

By | 2017-01-30T13:18:06+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Does Work Life Balance Really Exist?

One of the most pressure-filled phrases of the 20th century (and into the 21st) is work life balance. Somewhere between the advances in the assembly line that sped up production and the advances in technology that made information available in an instant, our working lives have steadily overtaken everything else. Understanding [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:17:45+00:00 April 16th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

5 Myths About Depression

It is unfortunate that only when tragedy occurs do we have a national dialogue about mental health. While these conversations are important, it is important to keep the conversation going with a look at five powerful myths about depression and other mental illnesses. Myths about depression 1. Depression is imaginary This is [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:18:20+00:00 April 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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