There is a scene in a movie I like, where an Italian man tells an American woman that her problem is that she is woefully unaware of how to relax. He calls it “the sweetness of doing nothing”. Maybe you’ve seen Eat, Pray, Love and enjoyed watching Julia Roberts embrace the concept that our lives should be more than relentless routines of work, schedules and general busyness.
Do you notice yourself clenching your teeth during the day? Does your partner wake you up telling you that you were grinding your teeth? Do you wake up with headaches in the morning? If so, you may be experiencing TMJ (temporomandibular joint) issues caused by stress.
The Holidays are coming! For many people, this could mean hours of planning, late night wrapping, the In-law’s shitsu (Sir Elton the Third) who pees on your brand-new carpet every time someone enters your house or driving in terrible conditions.
As a therapist, the question often comes if one issue can influence another issue a client may be experiencing. The answer is yes. More and more clients report experiencing the effects of chronic pain. What's more, there are also an increasing amount of clients that consult for trauma. How do these two interrelate? Let's find out.