The Psychology of Chronic Pain

I’ve tried just about everything: ibuprofen, heating pads, ice, hot baths, narcotics, booze, physical therapy, muscle relaxers, TENS units.  No matter what I do, the pain remains. Sometimes the pain is a dull ache in my lower back and legs.  Other times it grips my body — head, shoulders, arms, […]

Health, Humor

You might have anxiety if…

Ever wonder if you’re one of millions suffering from anxiety?  Many dismiss mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, believing these are all manifestations of a person’s state of mind.  If you’re a pessimist, of course you’re going to be anxious or depressed, they think. This is the epitome […]


Hello. My name is Mrs. Sammich, and I have an anger problem.

It’s more like a feelings problem, really. Whereas normal people get sad, I get blubbering-bucket-of-tears sad.  Whereas normal people get worried, I get certain-an-airplane-toilet-is-going-to-come-crashing-through-the-roof-and-kill-us-all-repeatedly worried.  Whereas normal people get angry, I get blood-pressure-spikingly-and-extremity-tremblingly angry. I’d say I’m bipolar (isn’t that when people get super manic and then super depressed and […]