March 19, 2019

Evolving Into My Purpose

Everyone has a journey, right? No one gets to that amazing point in their lives where they are able to be truly grateful for everything they have or what they have accomplished without overcoming obstacles. Well, just like everyone else I have a story to tell. Hello, I’m Erica and here is my journey… I grew up very loved and nurtured. I loved spending time with my family especially my parents. Well, the day came that I could no longer do that. School happened. Looking back and knowing what I do now that is when the anxiety and feeling of fear began. As a kid, I had this anxiety/fear of being judged and “picked on”. I didn’t like eating dinner with my siblings because theyRead More

January 27, 2018

Are You Stressed?

Stress can be a leading cause of illness among many individuals today. Most people may not realize they are stressed. Nor do they know how much it truly is affecting them. More times than not people are never in a true state of relaxation. In today’s society, we have this feeling of pressure. The pressure to be readily available for whoever and whatever. The feeling that we need to always be busy. Our phones are basically glued to our hands and if we don’t have our phone there are watches, iPads, tablets, tv’s, and computers to occupy our time. We feel as though if we don’t answer a phone call or a text message right away that the other person may be upset or needRead More
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia or some other sort of chronic illness you may be searching for help. Welcome to the world of “stepping into a diagnosis”. If the questions inside your head haven’t started, they soon will. How will you continue with life? Who should you trust with your health? Will you live like this forever? If you are like a lot of others with a diagnosis this is some, if not all, of the thoughts many people go through. What people don’t realize is you can live with a diagnosis your whole life. By live I mean really truly continue to LIVE. Yes, there are some diagnoses that may affect your length of life. However, most diagnoses can be with a person forRead More
Did you know scars can cause major dysfunction and pain throughout the body if not treated properly? You may have a well-healed scar on the outside after an injury/surgery but it’s what’s on the inside where the truth lies. During surgery, scar tissue is formed inside the body and if this is never addressed, movement dysfunctions can start to form. The brain sees scars as a threat. Think of it like this, the scar is something foreign to the brain and the brain wants to heal this area or needs something in that area to change. If there is no change the brain keeps concentrating on that area which gives less thought to the muscles and tissue around the scar. You can see how this canRead More
When it comes to chronic pain, we can all at times go down a deep hole of endless thoughts. Why is this happening to me? What did I do to deserve this? Will I ever get better? What is causing this? Why is nothing helping me? We all have been in some type of pain in our lifetime. So why is it that pain affects everyone differently? Could it be because of the way each individual thinks about pain? Some people choose to let pain become a part of them, believing it is now their new “norm”. They get the belief that they will never get better and might as well just get used to it. There are others who choose to use pain asRead More