Rethink the Way You View Pain: Fibromyalgia Edition


1. Pain Neuroscience Education.

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A Change In Direction

I’m going to be doing a complete overhaul in the content of this blog because I have a lot to say, and I’ve been saying it all on Twitter, and Twitter isn’t the best place to be platforming my opinions on a variety of topics. This blog was originally a lifestyle blog and then I wanted it to be a physical therapy blog and now I want to bring it back to being a lifestyle blog. I’m still going to absolutely be covering physical therapy, especially my experiences in PT school; that is an inseparable part of my identity. However, I have grappled with feeling as though being a student is my only identity. A doctorate is all-consuming. I don’t want that. I only feel as if I have multiple identities in between terms, so I think being able to blog on a variety of topics will help remind me that I am a multifaceted person with a complex personality. Thus, off of the top of my head, these are the topics I will be blogging about:

  • Mental health: ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder
  • PT school and being a student in general
  • Feminism
  • Being childfree
  • Relationships (I’m married)
  • Exercise
  • Hobbies
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Coping skills
  • Body image