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Why Some Pain Helps Us Feel Pleasure

The idea that we can achieve happiness by maximizing pleasure and minimizing pain is both intuitive and popular. The truth is, however, very different. Pleasure alone cannot not make us happy. Take Christina Onassis, the daughter of shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. She inherited wealth beyond imagination and spent it on extravagant pleasures in an attempt [...]

2018-01-30T06:20:07+00:00 By |Pain Awareness|0 Comments

The Power of Touch

When Nicolae Ceaușescu came to power, in the mid-nineteen-sixties, Romania saw the proliferation of leagăne—literally, “cradles,” otherwise known as institutional homes for the very young. Ceaușescu wanted to increase Romania’s industrial output, and he thought that that required a larger population. In 1966, he enacted Decree 770, which restricted contraceptives, banned almost all abortions for [...]

2018-01-30T06:20:07+00:00 By |Pain Awareness|0 Comments

Scientific Proof that We Can Heal Ourselves

In this TEDtalk, Lissa Rankin explores the spiritual and scientific implications that the placebo effect has over us. She discusses how our thoughts powerfully affect our physiology when we believe we can get well. The placebo effect is concrete evidence that the body has its own innate self repair system. A study was conducted with 3500 [...]

2018-01-30T06:20:07+00:00 By |Pain Awareness|0 Comments

Learn How to Conquer Pain

By Ted Swing, Ph.D. Chronic pain can affect people’s lives in many ways. They may stop doing the activities they used to love, spend less time with their friends and family, and experience negative feelings. Unfortunately, these changes can become self-defeating as the lack of activity may make the pain worse or recovery slower. Negative [...]

2018-01-30T06:20:07+00:00 By |Pain Awareness|0 Comments

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