Good Homeschooling Day

Kata­ri­na went out with me and we drove around, tak­ing pic­tures of things. OK, that sounds vague, but real­ly, Kata­ri­na enjoys tak­ing pic­tures of things, and these things are high­ly ran­dom yet they all have cer­tain qual­i­ties: They’re fre­quent­ly old, cracked, rust­ed, or broken/trashed They can be cast in some sort of jux­ta­po­si­tion­al light They are […]

Episode 2

Episode 2 This week we talked about dis­trac­tions, del­e­gat­ing, and defin­ing your­self. I rec­om­mend­ed Full Cat­a­stro­phe Liv­ing: Using the Wis­dom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Ill­ness by Jon Kabat-Zinn as a good intro­duc­tion to mind­ful­ness, espe­cial­ly as a way to deal with chron­ic ill­ness. I also ref­er­enced Dr. Irene Tra­cy’s […]

Books About Fibromaylgia

I’ve post­ed about online resources, as well as men­tion­ing some peri­od­i­cals that are good offline resources. Now I want to share some of the books I rec­om­mend to oth­ers who are learn­ing more about fibromyal­gia. The First Year: Fibromyal­gia: An Essen­tial Guide for the New­ly Diag­nosed by Clau­dia Craig Marek is exact­ly what the title […]

The Neurology of Chronic Pain

My Pain, My Brain by Melanie Thern­strom gives us a look at a study being done at Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty. Sub­jects view an area of the brain that is involved in the per­cep­tion of pain via a func­tion­al mag­net­ic res­o­nance imag­ing (fMRI) machine and under­go train­ing sim­i­lar to biofeed­back in which they prac­tice direct­ly con­trol­ling that […]

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