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The ‘V’ word…

The ‘V’ word…

“It’s okay not to be okay… just be true to who you are…” Cheese alert. I’m slightly embarrassed to admit it, but these were the words of an old favourite pop artist as I indulged in a) a bit of younger years nostalgia, and b) a good dose of self-pity. Now, let’s face...

It’s all in the genes… or is it??

It’s all in the genes… or is it??

If I were to tell you that 57% of your gene pool is shared with broccoli and 30% with banana, what would you say? “Rubbish?!” “You’re crazy?!” or “Oooh tell me more?!” As bizarre as it sounds, these two facts are… exactly that – facts. But if you are wondering why...

Chronic Pain: Resources on Dealing With It and Moving Past It

So here’s the thing. Pain is not pleasant. It’s not nice. But it most certainly is necessary. However. And that’s a big HOWEVER... chronic pain is a whole other kettle of fish. Chronic pain is pointless. And if you’ve been living with it, I’m sure you’ll be saying,...

Chronic Pain: The Whats, The Whys and The Hows.

Chronic Pain: The Whats, The Whys and The Hows.

Do you enjoy a good dose of pain? Nope. Didn’t think so. No one does really. But pain is very useful. It keeps us alive. In fact, if we didn’t have the ability to feel pain (via our danger detection system) we’d be in a lot of trouble. So how does pain work? Pain is...