Archive for the Uncategorized Category

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

We’ve all heard the old saw: Actions speak louder than words. So why is it that positive action is something so many people have trouble taking? As I go about my purpose educating, training and leading my tribe, I find the actions some of them would benefit from have for too long been “missing in action.” Enter my associate and colleague Dr. Dragos Bratasanu, a modern media star who hails from Romania. He recently told a tale relevant to this topic of something he picked up on his travels: “A while ago I journeyed to Nepal to trek the Himalayas, […]

Read more

The Antidote for Chronic Pain

The Antidote for Chronic Pain

If you could create a new body for yourself, what would it be like? Consider the premise carefully, because this isn’t a matter of science fiction—it’s a fact. The fact is, even the body you lived in yesterday is different from the one you’re in today. How? In a process called cellular mitosis the cells in your body birth new cells repeatedly throughout your lifetime. The body reinvents itself again and again through the years and it’s plainly evident. Just watch a youngster growing up. What you’re witnessing is the process of cellular growth and regeneration occurring with the passing […]

Read more

Meditation: A Rapid Solution for Acute Pain

Meditation: A Rapid Solution for Acute Pain

We all know that by managing our stress more effectively, we can more easily reverse the symptoms of chronic pain. Enter meditation. Practicing meditation is an ideal solution for reducing your stress and easing your symptoms. It can be as easy as taking a few minutes to concentrate, and as simple as closing your eyes and watching your breath. Let’s look at some of the ways meditation can help you: Meditation diverts attention away from pain. Concentrating on pain creates more of it. And the more you focus on it, you more you feel it. Directing your attention away from […]

Read more

No Problem

No Problem

Working with a client recently, I had the opportunity to share this incredible insight: Nothing is ever a problem, until you say it is. That means there can be no such thing as a problem, ever. That is, there can be no such thing as a problem until you declare it so. “Problem” is simply a label we put on a situation to deny acceptance of it. So, if your car transmission goes on the fritz, you might just decide that’s a problem. The mechanic you take it to will probably see it differently. To the mechanic, it’s an opportunity. […]

Read more

Your Inner Beauty

Your Inner Beauty

Here is a puzzler you may find amusing. See if you have the answer: You can’t fake it, but you can certainly hide it. When you show it, everyone wants it. You can’t buy or sell it, yet it is truly priceless. Got it? If you need a little more to go on, most people have chimed in with answers like love, wisdom, and happiness. Some come to conclusions like integrity, compassion, character, honor, dignity, passion, altruism, and more along these lines. So, who is correct? It seems to me that everyone is. And what do all their inferences have […]

Read more

The Messenger

The Messenger

I recently fielded this question from a very thoughtful member of our AS Victors group: “Can repression of identity cause pain? The internal conflict is deep… but I sense I am on a path of awakening. I long for the purest form of freedom.” To the question, the answer is absolutely, positively, undeniably yes—repression of identity can cause pain. The body’s first signal is usually electromagnetic and can be recognized in an emotional state. If ignored long enough, it can develop into chronic pain and disease of one kind or another. In my book Help For People With Ankylosing Spondylitis […]

Read more

How The Body Heals – Part 2

How The Body Heals - Part 2

What makes us sick, and who, or what, can make us well? In a very real sense, our thoughts and emotions hold the key. Think about it—when you suppress your guilt, shame, anger, resentment, and other negative emotions… can they make you sick? Recent medical findings overwhelmingly conclude that in fact, they do. We now know beyond a shadow of doubt that toxic emotions significantly compromise immune function, the internal defense system that helps to protect us from premature aging and disease. This is the mind-body connection in action. It’s a natural phenomenon that surprisingly, many people still cannot grasp. […]

Read more

How The Body Heals – Part One

How The Body Heals - Part One

In order to feel my best I find it helpful to think of healing not in terms of medical science, but as a natural philosophy. Philosophy means the love and pursuit of wisdom. The philosophy of healing entails a deeper experience of inner wisdom, and the awareness of an aspect of mind and body that protects us and keeps us well. I know it can be difficult or controversial for some to think of healing this way. Some people just don’t buy the idea of a meaningful connection between the mind and the body. This may be due in part […]

Read more

The Power of “Aha”!

The Power of "Aha"!

We were discussing how ridding the body of stress can reduce chronic pain and muscle spasms. She understood the principle but hadn’t quite grasped the influence that stress had in her life. She was describing a scenario when her symptoms were at their absolute worst. It was a time when she faced a very difficult set of challenges concerning her relationship with a close family member. As she described that episode, she abruptly came to a screeching halt mid-sentence—and fully realized that stress was clearly exacerbating her illness and devastating her sense of well-being. She was not one to connect […]

Read more

The Healing Within You

The Healing Within You

Recently I was asked by a reader to discuss the science of healing. It’s a pretty hefty request, so let’s boil it down to basics: The first thing to note is that healing is not a scientific domain. It may surprise you to know that the concept of “healing” is rarely discussed in medical schools. These schools focus on the physical sciences that govern matter and molecules, the tissues they can observe with the tools of technology. They discover ways to interact with those tissues, and they translate their findings into methods of treatment. Healing, on the other hand, is […]

Read more
Page 1 of 212

Disclaimer

At Ankylosing Spondylitis Victors Association we are not conducting medical trials or in any way practicing medicine. We are conditioning ourselves for freedom from the mental and emotional suffering associated with AS, which in turn may help to ease the physical pain and distress.