The Cure for Chronic Pain with Nicole Sachs, LCSW

The Cure for Chronic Pain with Nicole Sachs, LCSW Podcast

Nicole J. Sachs, LCSW is a speaker, writer, and psychotherapist who has dedicated her life and her practice to the treatment of chronic pain and conditions. She is the author of The Meaning of Truth, and the online course: FREEDOM FROM CHRONIC PAIN. Through her personal journey working directly with Dr. John Sarno as well as counseling hundreds of clients, she's shaped and evolved theories which serve to teach those suffering how to heal themselves, completely, with no medication or surgery. Learn more about Nicole's work at http://www.thecureforchronicpain.com, and check out her YouTube channel The Cure for Chronic Pain with Nicole Sachs, LCSW. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-tz1Du69PhcBkC3-9_Mgmw?view_as=subscriber)

101: Episode 101 - Anxiety and Our Lack of Control
Anxiety over things we can't control is a major big biggie. Especially now in 2020, as we linger in such uncertainty. For me, often this anxiety comes up around my children's happiness. However anxiety manifests for you, we dedicate the podcast today to calling it out, looking at it in the eye, and making space for the wave as it flows over us. There is no need to stay stuck and clenched tight in your anxiety. Join me today for an important conversation about how and why anxiety manifests, and what we can d...

100: EPISODE 100 - CHRONIC PAIN IS AN EPIDEMIC OF FEAR WITH MONICA
THIS IS OUR 100TH EPISODE. YAYYYYY! Monica, a former teacher and active mom of 2, was stuck on the couch, icing her piriformis muscle 6 times a day. As with so many of us, Monica was gripped with fear and meaning - What will become of me? How am I going to show up for any family and my life?? I say it all the time - Chronic pain is an epidemic of fear. We are so terrified of the pain and the ways it might affect our lives, that we keep ourselves sick and suffering. Monica's JournalSpeak practice alongside...

99: Episode 99 - Toxic Perfectionism
There are several personality traits that seem to show up time and again in people who struggle with TMS (read: everyone, but only some know it). One of the major heavy hitters is perfectionism. Few people realize how toxic we are with the misguided expectations we place on ourselves to show up as "perfect" for family, friends, work, relationships, society, social media... there is no limit to our unrealistic standards. Join me today as we discuss the roots of perfectionism, and the ways in which we keep o...


98: Episode 98- REAL TIME HEAL - Lifetime TMS and Issues Around Sexuality with Robin
As you know, I live for my Real Time Heals, and this one is way up there. I loved getting to know Robin, with his unabashed honesty and willingness to put it all out there. We had *such* an incredible healing conversation that I think will enlighten any and all of us struggling to connect to our inner kids in there, and learning how to release shame and guilt. Join us for an amazing, heart opening exchange. Robin is a really special guy. I'm honored to know him. xoxo n. PLEASE RATE AND REVIEW THE PODCAST H...

97: Episode 97 - INSOMNIA
I have struggled with insomnia, a common TMS equivalent, for a lifetime. It can be a lonely, scary place wracked with meaning, and can really pose a challenge. I get hundreds of emails a week, often people asking about insomnia as well as myriad other symptoms and conditions. It is a thread that often runs parallel to many other inquires, so I thought I would give it its own podcast! Today we discuss my story of insomnia as well as a concrete JournalSpeak-like approach to calming the brain and falling asle...

96: Episode 96 - From Occipital Neuralgia to Foot Pain to Freedom with Kate Murphy
When I meet a person whose life and career seem to keep them in the physical realm (personal trainers, physical therapists, kinesiologists) I am tempted to worry that they will not be open to mind/body work. That makes it even better and more gratifying when I come across someone like Kate Murphy. Kate is successfully coaching people in Foundational Training as well as other fitness philosophies, while fully embracing TMS and mind/body medicine in her practice and her life. Join Kate and I as we discuss he...


95: Episode 95 - The Way Trauma Changes Us
Trauma is a word that means different things to different people, but trauma as defined is, "a deeply distressing or disturbing experience." This means that we all have trauma to some extent or another, and our trauma changes us and how we see the world. Today on the pod, we discuss my cycling accident and the way it has manifested changes in me - both helpful and distressing - and the ways we all need to stay awake to our own trauma. Join us for an important conversation. XO n. PLEASE RATE AND REVIEW THE ...

94: Episode 94 - REAL TIME HEAL - Unexplained Chest Pain and Grief with Sharon
Sharon is a survivor. She is also a JournalSpeak warrior who has come so far. Yet, she wanted some guidance on taking her healing all the way to peace. Today on a powerful REAL TIME HEAL, Sharon and I discuss her life, her grief, and her connection to chest pain which has manifested in her own body. Her story is a prime example of the ways in which we hold our panic, fear, and meaning in our bodies, and how to release them. Join us for an transformative talk and heal. Sending love. xoox n. PLEASE RATE AND ...

93: Episode 93 - ANGER
I used to think, "I'm not the kind of person to get angry... I just get sad." This is the message delivered in a great article I read over the weekend entitled, "I Used to Insist I Didn't Get Angry. Not Anymore," by Leslie Jamison. I thought to myself - we need, as a society, to get more comfortable with the fact that we get angry. In fact, we get enraged. All of us need to do this, but especially women. We are taught that it is more kind and generous to absorb our feelings as sadness, rather than express t...


92: Episode 92 - Tracing the Roots of Illness Back to the Source with Dr. David Clarke
Dr. David Clarke is a world renowned TMS Physician, Gastroenterologist, and expert on stress illness. He is also the president of the PPD Association and a pioneer in educating the medical community at large on TMS, and how to treat it. After seeing over 7000 patients in private practice Dr. Clarke, like me, has shifted his energy to bringing this work to the global community. He is a powerful voice in the worldwide effort to help millions to save their own lives. Join us today on the pod for a conversatio...

91: Episode 91 - Ode to Glennon Doyle: We Can Do Hard Things
Ever since I first heard the sentence, "We can do hard things," it had profound meaning to me. It is becoming even more impactful as I sit with my hard things, and allow them to transform. I have found that I am no longer running with terror away from discomfort, and it has changed my life. Now I realize, not only CAN we do hard things... we MUST. Staying with our discomfort changes everything. I love Glennon Doyle's work and this, her tag line. I don't know her personally, but even so her brave honesty ha...

90: Episode 90 - REAL TIME HEAL - All Over Body Pain with Phil
Phil is a transgender gay man. After years of repressing his need to be who he was, he thought transitioning would be the end of his problems. In fact, that was when his all over body pain became chronic. Join us for an inspirational and impactful real time heal, as we examine the side effects of the emotions we repress out of necessity, and discuss the path to freedom. Join us! XO n. My next VIRTUAL FULL WEEKEND RETREAT (https://www.thecureforchronicpain.com/work-with-nicole) is live and on sale! With the...


89: Episode 89 - Talking to Children about TMS
As a mother of 5 and a chronic pain psychotherapist, I spend a LOT of time thinking about how to communicate to kids about the natural and normal process by way the body can, at times, express our emotions for us. This is a challenge, but a worthwhile one. Today on the Pod I share a couple of stories from my own life, and some tips on how to do this for the child in your life, be you a parent, teacher, aunt, uncle or mentor. Join us! My next VIRTUAL FULL WEEKEND RETREAT (https://www.thecureforchronicpain.c...

88: Episode 88 - Talking Truth with Ruthie Lindsey
I met Ruthie Lindsey just over a year ago, when she was struggling with chronic pain. She knew about the mind/body connection and embraced it, but didn't know quite what to do to heal. Through our beautiful connection and her badass JournalSpeak practice as well as other incredible self care, Ruthie is a new person, no longer ruled by chronic pain. Her new memoir, Here I Am, is an honest and life affirming story of tragedy and ascension, and I love love loved it. Today on the pod we discuss her journey, her...

87: Episode 87 - Self Limiting Beliefs and The Self Compassion to Correct Them
We all have self limiting beliefs, and the most damaging part about them is that they are largely unconscious, operating in the background of our thinking, keeping us from our full potential. Today on the pod we examine some of the most widely held self limiting beliefs, and how yours might be keeping you stuck. Also, we delve into a bit of Dr. Kristin Neff's work on self compassion, and the ways in which this important practice can help us love ourselves into challenging some of these negative thought patt...


86: Episode 86 - ALL THINGS PELVIC PAIN with Whitney Rydman
We must speak of the unspeakable, in every aspect of life. Passionately, boldly, bravely, unapologetically. This is the way we heal. There is no topic that feels more relevant to this imperative than pelvic pain. Although all chronic pain originates in the same place (the brain and nervous system's desire to protect us from our repressed emotions), when this process is being expressed through our pelvic area, it can be especially hard to talk about. When Whitney Rydman came on the pod as a "Real Time Heal"...

85: Episode 85 - When The Person You Hate Is Yourself
We are so scared of self-loathing - I get messages and emails and comments all the time with concerns over how to handle this situation. Today we dive deep into the concept of self-loathing, and why tapping into it is such an important part of healing. We cannot heal something we can't see, and your JournalSpeak practice is the vehicle to seeing. Don't be scared. When we witness unpleasant things about ourselves, we are finally able to find self compassion. Today on the pod we discuss it all. Join us! Also,...

84: Episode 84 - REAL TIME HEAL: Trigeminal Neuralgia and the Unmet Needs of the Sensitive Child with Clara
Today we are back with our popular REAL TIME HEAL series. Clara reached out last fall, struggling to overcome facial burning and pain diagnosed as Trigeminal Neuralgia. She had come a ways on her own, but was looking for guidance on how to take her healing to the next level. In hearing her story, I was stricken by the big feelings Clara had as a young child, and the anxiety that accompanied a trauma which launched her into perfectionism in order to manage her world. I relate so much!! This is the way many o...


83: Episode 83 - What To Do With Your Sadness, Anger, and Shame
Hello loves. Listen to me. Sadness, anger, and shame are not going anywhere. We need to learn how to invite them to spend the day with us, even when we'd prefer they'd leave. I had an experience the other day where I got some clarity on how to do this, and today I share it with you. Also, I'm so excited to announce that the Curable App is officially sponsoring my online retreat as well as this podcast! Curable is such an incredible partner in my efforts in bringing healing to you all, and I'm so happy to in...

82: Episode 82 - IBS, Emotional Eating, and Body Image with Lisa Schlosberg, LMSW
Lisa Schlosberg, LMSW is an expert in emotional eating, body image, and the mind/body connection as it pertains to all things food. In addition, Lisa has her own story of her journey out of childhood obesity, and the terrible IBS she had no idea was curable with mind/body work.. until she met me. We discuss it all on the pod today! Lisa is one of my OMEGA guest instructors, and will be teaching alongside me at my virtual retreat June 5-7th. Join us for an incredible conversation, and at the retreat if you a...

81: Episode 81 - Sobriety.
On my recent podcast with Gabby Bernstein (who is proudly and publicly sober and has been for years) I shared that I, too, am sober. For over 5 years. Since then, I have been receiving tons of emails asking me to dedicate a podcast to the topic, and today I decided to do so. I am further inspired to share, as I am concerned that this time of quarantine may leave more and more people susceptible to the allure of drowning their feelings and fears in substances, and I want to bring connection to this potential...


80: Episode 80: REAL TIME HEAL - Abandonment Issues and The Mask We Wear with Sarita
The ever popular REAL TIME HEAL series is back with a moving session with Sarita. Sarita has been stalled in her healing journey and needs a boost. Today we sit together for a totally unscripted and unedited real time session, where we discuss the impact of early childhood abandonment and how it informs our lifelong coping strategies. One the these strategies that lends itself to a great deal of emotional repression is the "mask" we feel we must wear to appear a certain way to others. We fear that if our tr...

79: Episode 79 - The Side Effects of People Pleasing
Hello my faves. Today on the pod we discuss the long history in my own life of people pleasing, and how it requires us to shut ourselves down to the point where we lose contact with who we are and what we need. The result of years of this behavior? Lots of pain and symptoms that are felt in our bodies, as our hearts simply have no more room to spare. Join me as we delve into exactly what people pleasing is, why we do it, and why it is so important to create a steam valve for the related feelings to be relea...

78: Episode 78 - A Scientist's Healing Journey with Meredith Carpenter
There are so many of us who walk this path of healing, and we are a diverse group. Today on the pod I interview Meredith Carpenter, a molecular biologist and lifelong believer in the western medical model, on her journey from confusion and despair to surgery, openmindedness, willingness, and healing. Meredith originally contacted me for a REAL TIME HEAL months ago. By the time I read her submission and got in touch, she reported that she was already healed from doing the work on her own! What a joy to inter...


77: Episode 77 - FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WHY JOURNALING??
Hahaha. I know, you hate to journal. You feel the resistance, and you struggle to show up for yourself. We have all been there. Today on the pod I address this common struggle, and help you to understand what you are actually inviting into your experience when you dedicate yourself wholesomely to the work. I know it's hard, but we can do hard things... as my fave Glennon Doyle is always telling me in my head. We can, and we must! (if we want to heal.) Also today, I announce my new IGTV series, "I Am Evidenc...

76: Episode 76 - Gabby Bernstein's TMS Journey
Gabby Bernstein is an inspiration of the highest order - a person who not only seeks relentlessly to set herself free, but practices what she preaches with earnest willingness and passion. What a joy it was to connect with Gabby. I was originally introduced to Gabby's work in the days of my early sobriety when I read her book, The Universe Has Your Back, 5 years ago. It immediately resonated with me, as I knew intuitively that we were speaking the same language. In addition to changing my life personally, t...

75: Episode 75 - Quarantine or Chrysalis: Your Choice
Hello my fellow shelterers in place! Welcome to the world of what the hell is going on. There are so many question marks in the world right now, but one certainty: we have time right now to figure out what's next for us. During a potentially stressful and frightening time, it might be tempting to retreat into our shells of fear, and choose to hold our breath and wish it to be over. But! We can also choose to encapsulate ourselves into a chrysalis of change and growth, taking this unique opportunity to make ...


74: Episode 74 - REAL TIME HEAL: Anxiety, Digestive Issues and Stored Family Trauma with Adam Wight
When I sat down first thing in the morning (my time) to chat across the pond with Adam Wight in the middle of his day, our tone of voices were just a bit more free than they might be now. It's interesting to think how quickly our days are changing! But we will all make it through, as we continue to actively choose love over fear. In today's episode, Adam and I delve into a lifetime of repressed emotions over his life with his mother, and the obvious and natural connection that has to his anxiety, digestive ...

73: Episode 73 - Dr. Sarno's Soothe Factors
Hello my fam. Wow - we are living in unprecedented times for sure. Today I decided to depart from my usual advice-giving guidance and provide an opportunity for soothe and pause. Dr. Sarno spoke often of soothe factors - things we could do that either lit up our minds or fed our souls, that had nothing to do with the urgency of healing (or in this case, Coronavirus). On today's pod, I present soothe factors in 3 acts: A reading of a thought provoking piece of writing, a joke, and a young girl's attempt at h...

72: Episode 72 - Coronavirus and the Cost/Benefit Analysis of Worry
After receiving hundreds of emails regarding how to emotionally handle this global issue, I decided to dedicate the pod today to the Coronavirus and how we can keep ourselves in the best space, mind body and spirit. Remember that fear and worry are simply information which inform us of the next, right, considered action to take. After that, they begin to steal from us and make us even more susceptible to illness. Join me for a discussion to calm your nervous system and give you the tools to best handle this...


71: Episode 71 - REAL TIME HEAL: Toxic Perfectionism and Essential Belief with Anna
Per usual, these Real Time Heals are incredible. Anna's pain started when she was pregnant, which makes sense as it is a time of such big feelings! Yet as she continued to go from doctor to doctor in fear, it persisted and worsened. After several failed expensive treatment experiences and a nightmare medication moment, Anna decided to shift her mindset and try something new. Join us for an eye opening session where we get to the bottom of what is keeping Anna stuck: toxic perfectionism and her struggle with...

70: Episode 70 - Unexplained Nausea and Panic with Jessica Rich, MS LMHC
When I met Jessica, she was totally debilitated with nausea and panic. She was unable to take a subway, eat comfortably in a restaurant, or engage in any normal day to day activities without panicking that she would be sick. A PhD candidate and practicing therapist in Brooklyn, NY, Jess knew that she needed to do something to deal with her condition, but what? Join us today for an inspiring conversation of healing and ultimately, delivery into a life beyond her wildest dreams. Not to mention, Jess still has...

69: Episode 69 - The Art of Being Uncomfortable, and How to Make Fear a Choice
I am off to Chicago to teach with the fabulous and wise Dr. John Stracks! Today on the pod we discuss the art of being uncomfortable - being able to do the next right thing for ourselves, even when it's hard. As a society, we are taught from day one that we need not be uncomfortable... there's a pill for that! But unfortunately, a little healthy discomfort is the only way to make substantive change in our lives. Join us today for a thoughtful discussion on this, and the possibility it opens to make fear and...


68: Episode 68 - REAL TIME HEAL - Male Pelvic Pain, Stomach (IBS) and Back Issues with Eric Hissom
Every time I do a real time heal it blows me away. The insights which arise from every conversation feel life changing - for both of us. Today, Eric Hissom boldly and bravely addresses his battle with pelvic pain (yes! men get it too and I hear from them all the time) and shares with us how his pain can move and morph to many areas of his body. Although his TMS work has eliminated the back pain, the pelvic pain lingers and we get down to why. Join us for an enlightening and inpspiring (per usual) real time ...

67: Episode 67 - Elimination Diets, Food, FEAR.
I hear every day about people's struggles with food restrictions, elimination diets, fear of eating certain foods, and frustrations that although they have restricted themselves down to almost nothing, their symptoms persist. I am here today to shed my own light on the topic. I am not a nutritionist. I am a chronic pain psychotherapist who has seen thousands of people go from terrified of food, to eating everything they want after doing this work. I don't claim to be the only solution, but perhaps I can off...

66: Episode 66 - Back Pain and Unexplained Infertility with Dani Fagan
What a fantastic interview I had today with Dani Fagan. Dani is a member of our JournalSpeak online community on Facebook, and reading her posts has been inspiring to me over the months as I've watched her healing journey. Then one day I got an awesome email in my inbox, with the subject line: THANK YOU NICOLE, I AM HEALED! I was immediately drawn into Dani's beautiful energy, and reached out to ask her onto the pod. Delightfully she agreed! Today we hear Dani's amazing story of back pain recovery, and enga...


65: Episode 65 - Meaning, Inspiration and Gratitude
There are so many amazing things about having an evolved brain, but there are also side effects - we give everything tremendous meaning, and meaning can beget fear. Today on the pod we explore the ways we project worry and suffering onto future events, and the ways in which we can do the work to circumvent this process. (Spoiler alert: We use BluDog as an example.) The end result of doing this work with patience and kindness for yourself is tremendous gratitude. Join us and be inspired! My Chicago Workshop ...

64: Episode 64 - Occipital Neuralgia and Recovery from Medical Trauma with Angie Firmalino
What a joy to sit down with the amazing and resilient Angie Firmalino to discuss her journey through medical trauma (implanted with the device Essure which she has now successfully gotten removed from the market after a ten year advocacy battle) and her myriad symptoms which had confounded her for years. She knew that all of the trauma and debilitating conditions in her body must be related, but she had no idea how... until she found my work. One day, scrolling through podcasts, she found the story of our o...

63: Episode 63 - Flare Ups! Fibromyalgia, Migraines, IBS, Pelvic Pain and more.
I get a ton of questions all the time about Flare Ups, and how to handle them. Today on the pod we take a deep drive into the concept of Flare Ups and why they are as normal and expected as the nervous system itself. The correct mindset around these natural occurrences is key to moving through them with grace. Here's to greater healing all the time! I also answer a bunch of your Instagram questions from my poll this week (follow me @njsachs on Insta to be part of the conversation)! Only 5 more days (from th...


62: Episode 62 - Do You Really Want the Pain to Leave? Anger, Self Compassion and The Live Retreat Experience with Christine
Do you really want the pain to leave? WOW. What a question, right? I think it isn't discussed often enough how many of us inadvertently hang onto the pain, often without realizing it, because we fear that we might need to do more or change something if it went away. Today, Christine Hauptman and I sit down and discuss her journey from pain with no diagnosis and anger, to willingness, self compassion and peace. Christine began to heal at our Omega Retreat last summer, and continues to do so. She is also brav...

61: Episode 61 - Setting Intentions for the New Year
Hello my loves! Today we delve deep into setting intentions for this New Year (and decade!) and the ways in which we can get caught in outcomes and needing to avoid suffering. I believe deeply that if we have the correct mindset for healing, our hard work and patient love for ourselves will yield great moments of peace and presence. Which is the goal of being alive! Join me for this discussion as we anticipate the New Year together. XO If you'd like to support my work and enhance your recovery with more ori...

60: Episode 60 - Fibro, Body Image and Pelvic Pain - REAL TIME HEAL with Whitney Rydman
Real time heal sessions have become my favorite conversations on this podcast. I have been doing one-on-one therapy for years, and the power of being in this sacred space on air really moves me. Today Whitney Rydman and I have a frank and heart opening conversation about grief and loss, feeling unseen and unheard, and all the symptoms that can express those issues in our bodies. We connect body image and perfectionism to fibro pain, and become really clear about dealing with the symptom imperative. What a g...


59: Episode 59 - A Good Dose of Perspective
The definition of perspective is: True understanding of the relative importance of things. Wow - what an impactful concept. Today on the pod we discuss the crucial role that perspective plays in our healing and happiness, and the many ways we can gain correct perspective into the really important things in life. When we lose this precious vantage point, we can stay stuck not only in our mindsets, but in our physical healing as well. Stay tuned after our talk for my "Questions and Answers" segment where I ta...

58: Episode 58 -The Sacred Art of Giving Up with Special Guest Dan Buglio
I CANNOT express the power of surrender in quieting the nervous system. It is literally everything. If you are doing your JournalSpeak, meditating with loving kindness for yourself, and making sure to quiet the debating society in your head about whether or not your pain is due to a structural abnormality (it's not), then perhaps the reason you are still struggling is because you care too much, or you're trying too hard. I often say, "love more, care less". This episode is about exactly that. I reached out ...

57: Episode 57 - Vertigo and Migraines... REAL TIME HEAL with Raye Zaragoza
Singer/Songwriter Raye Zaragoza contacted me for a Real Time Heal after debilitating Migraines, Vertigo and light sensitivity brought her to her knees, sometimes literally. In her darkest hour, she found the work of Dr. Sarno, and then me. I am humbled by the privilege to help people awaken to their full potential, and at the tender age of 26, Raye is doing just that. Although she has come so far, fear is still her greatest adversary (we can all relate!) and we discuss this as well as deep inner child work ...


56: Episode 56 - How to Be Kind to You
There are three facets of my work, as you know: Believe, Do the Work, and Patience and Kindness for Yourself. This third facet can often be the most elusive, and today we take some time to discuss its importance and how to start doing this for yourself in a very concrete way. Also, as will be the case with all of my solo episodes, I share a Q&A segment to get to some more of your specific questions... and my answers! Enjoy, and know that I believe in you, and I know you can do this. XOOX n. CLICK HERE TO SP...

55: Episode 55 - The Fantastic Dr. Stracks!
Dr. Stracks is an excellent TMS Physician who has been referring into my practice for almost 10 years. He's a wealth of knowledge about TMS, and has presented me with some of the most challenging cases I've ever tackled. I'm proud to say they all recovered beautifully, and saw so much benefit from seeing life through a mind/body lens (Including Mouse, Olivia (Natalie), Mickey, and Marian from this very Podcast! If you are needing a boost in your recovery, consider joining us Feb 22-23rd in Chicago this wint...

54: Episode 54: S T U C K !
Whom among us has not felt stuck, either in this process or in life or both?! This week on my Instagram Story Poll, I asked for your questions and several were exactly the same: being stuck in this process. So here we are, discussing it and unsticking you. Don't worry, it'll work :). Also, I introduce a new segment which I've been promising you (with a fab intro cameo by Charlotte Sachs)... official Q&A! I will be pulling questions each 'solo pod' week for this new and recurring segment in order to delve de...


53: Episode 53 - REAL TIME HEAL II - Brooke's Journey Through Endometriosis
I am stunned when I get to sit with another human being and witness their truth. Brooke, what can I say except I love you and I can't believe how lucky I am to do this work and walk through recovery with people like you. Join us today for an emotional Real Time Heal as Brooke bravely and willingly shares about her journey though multiple surgeries for endometriosis related pelvic pain. She is a true warrior, and a powerful example of what is possible when you embrace mind/body healing and take back your lif...

52: Episode 52 - A Special One Year Anniversary Q&A!
We are one year old! Happy birthday to us. We have been together every week for a year now, and it has been the ride of a lifetime for me. Truly. Thank you for being on the ride with me! Today on the pod we delve into many topics derived from questions posed on my Instagram Community. Join me there at @njsachs to be part of the conversation! From persistent urinary issues, to wondering if you need to change your life to heal, to talking TMS to kids, to being an empath, to embracing doubt... this episode has...

51: Episode 51 - Freedom From Occipital Neuralgia with the Lovely Julie
Today you are in for a special treat. This interview with Julie is my one of my favorites ever. She has come through a grueling battle with Occipital Neuralgia to complete freedom, and she is articulate and wise in her telling of it. This is Julie's unedited original email to me: Nicole, I wanted to thank you. Make sure to add: occipitial neuralgia to your list because you helped me be cured of that! :) Thank you for helping me finally thrive, the way I should've been for years and years and years. I know y...


50: Episode 50 - The Power of the Pause
Happy Podcast Day!! Today I take an excellent question from my FB community about the difference between reacting and responding, the power of pausing and considering a different assessment of the situation, and how this doesn't lead to the repression of more emotions. The beauty of the ability to *pause* is incredible, and paired with a consistent JournalSpeak practice can offer you so much freedom in the way you interact with your world (not to mention bring your pain waaaay down!) Join me for an importan...

49: Episode 49 - OUR FIRST EVER "REAL TIME HEAL"! - Burning Mouth Syndrome
OK, so listen to this. I get a million emails a week, and many of them are people asking me about their specific symptoms and how to get rid of them. I read them all (scout's honor) but obv I can't respond to all of them. Angie's plea was different - she had a suggestion: "Have you ever thought of treating a person in real time on a podcast? I would be open to that and it would be so powerful." Wow, what a great suggestion! And thus, Angie became my *first ever* "REAL TIME HEAL". Angie and I jumped on a cal...

48: Episode 48 - Lyme, Self Criticism, and How to Stop Needing Your Pain
Today we begin with an amazing email I received from a woman doing my work somewhere in the world. She had been diagnosed with Lyme and treated, and months later was still incapacitated. After accepting the process and doing the work, she has no trace of Lyme and is pain free. As she deals with the symptom imperative of anxiety, she is calm and secure that it will go away. Exactly the way this works! We discuss her question of how to tackle self criticism, and also answer a query from my Instagram community...


47: Episode 47: Overcoming Debilitating Back Pain with Grant Lewers
I had the best time talking to Grant Lewers. He is so wise and articulate about his journey from debilitating back pain to complete freedom, and there are so many great take aways from this conversation. If you've ever worried that JournalSpeak is too negative, and you are nervous to think about so much dark stuff, Grant has a bullseye explanation for you as he was the same. Join us for a great story, and an even better message. Don't forget that our sponsor for this podcast, The Curable App (https://www.cu...

46: Episode 46 - What it Means to Live a Life of Peace
One of the biggest mantras of my practice is: Start with the end in mind. What do we want out of life? If we don't know where we're going, it's very difficult to get there. Today on the Pod we discuss what it means to live in peace, and the ways in which we can most effectively get there. Annoyingly, this often involves patience and forgiveness, two topics that come up a lot in my Instagram questions (for more on this follow me @njsachs). I delve into these topics and more, including the beautiful synergy b...

45: Episode 45: Talking Fear, Resistance and Acceptance with Dan Buglio
There are few people in the world who get the mind/body connection like Dan Buglio. Through his personal journey and his discovery of Dr. Sarno's work, Dan has grown to explain this stuff better than almost anyone I know. It was a pleasure to sit down and interview him this week on so many fascinating topics. There are about 100 "aha moments" in this one - don't miss it! Learn more about Dan's coaching work at https://www.facebook.com/PainFreeYouNow/. (https://www.facebook.com/PainFreeYouNow/) Also, (and I'...


44: Episode 44 - The Illusion of Control
We all wish we could control our worlds - the way people react to us, the outcomes of our loved ones, the behavior of our coworkers. We have this illusion that if we could just control our worlds, we would be safe from pain and suffering. It's simply not true - something most of us (me included) need to learn the hard way. Join us today on the Pod as we discuss this common illusion, and the actual healthy ways in which we can control what we can control: ourselves, and our actions fueled by love. XO  Learn ...

43: Episode 43 - From Neuropathy and a Walker to Freedom... Lovely Scarlett
The first time I saw Scarlett in person she burst into tears - not tears of pain and sadness, but tears of relief and gratitude. How amazing is it when we get to cry for this reason? It's just the best. Scarlett's failed surgery for sciatica led her into a downward spiral of neuropathy and pain so disabling, she was using a walker at the age of 46. After learning about Dr. Sarno and doing my work, Scarlett now lives an active life free of chronic pain of any sort. She is a bright light of hope and inspirati...

42: Episode 42 - PANIC!
Thanks to my lovely instagram following (follow me @njsachs if you haven't yet for all the content I put up there) I got the great suggestion to discuss Panic and panic related disorders on the Pod today. I know how scary it is to feel like panic is ruling your life, and today I discuss the ways in which it is impacting me personally as well as helpful suggestions on how to handle it in your own life. Hand in hand with addressing panic in your life is the practice of radical acceptance, so we talk about tha...


41: Episode 41 - The Role of Fear - Barb's Amazing Story
I first met Barb Mastrianni when she flew all the way to Chicago from the East Coast just to hear me speak for a few hours. I was floored (and a little scared it wasn't worth it!) but she was really moved and changed from the experience, and has gone on to live an inspiring and beautiful story of recovery. I am thrilled to interview Barb today. She is so wise and articulate about every important piece of the TMS journey, and even with technical issues it is one of my favorite interviews to date. Join us as ...

40: Episode 40 - The Power of Community
We are back from OMEGA and it was OFF THE HOOK. Such amazing healing right in front of my eyes, and so many aha moments and lightbulbs going off all over the place. The one aspect I don't think people expected was my emphasis on community. They didn't realize that they were going to get far more than information; they were being invited to realize that they're not alone - a powerful piece of information. Join us today on the Pod as we explore the integral part community plays in healing, and how to start ma...

39: Episode 39 - In a Field at OMEGA
Listen guys - this is short and kind of lame because I am so wrung out from giving it my all at OMEGA. What an amazing, magical week it has been. I'm sure I will find my words to explain the gratitude, connection and healing that has taken place between these four walls and over the rolling hills and shade trees of this magnificent campus... I just don't have many right now, so this is short and sweet. I wish you light and love, and catch me next week with much more energy as I share the gold nuggets that c...


38: Episode 38 - Relapse is Part of Recovery
In just a few days we will be together at The Omega Institute! If you are a super impulsive last minute little puppy, click the link and come join us! Today on the Pod we talk about Relapse, and the ways in which we can get mired in fear and meaning, and lose our way. Don't lose hope, though. I give solid tips, and a plan to follow when you slide back. Remember, expansion requires contraction! You can be well. XOOX Learn more about all of my work: MY OMEGA RETREAT IS LIVE AND ON SALE (https://www.eomega.org...

37: Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life
One week til OMEGA! If you are on the fence and want to join us, hop over to eomega.org right away and search my name and sign up (or click the link below). We are in the final stages of head counts and getting ready to have a magical 5 days together!! Today on the Pod we are discussing a very important topic: The way your mindset sets the stage for your healing. Join me as we delve into the difference between the mindsets of victimhood and acceptance, and why your healing will rocket forward once you stop ...

36: Episode 36 - Eddy Lindenstein in the House!
I have long been a fan of Eddy Lindenstein's Podcast and interview style - in fact I've been on it three times! Finally the tables have turned and I get to hear Eddy's story. Join us for an awesome conversation on TMS recovery, the struggles of being parents, and some great takeaways on your own recovery. Find Eddy's Podcast - The Mind and Fitness Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, Spotify, and everywhere you get your podcasts! MY OMEGA RETREAT IS LIVE AND ON SALE (https://www.eomega.org/workshop...


35: Episode 35 - Dealing With (The Dreaded) Other People
They say that you are only as happy as your saddest child. Well, at least my mom says that. This has been a hard week for me, but I do today what I vow to do every day - I show up authentically as myself. This episode is a prime example of that in my life. We also discuss how sometimes other people can trigger us to go to dark places in which we'd rather not be. But, since it's impossible to avoid interacting with "other people"... we have to learn how to protect ourselves from being in constant fight or fl...

34: Episode 34 - What Do You Cheat?
There is no way to be everything to everyone, so no matter who you are or what you do - something's getting cheated. When we go full force in our careers, we cheat our families. When we spend our days meeting everyone else's needs, we cheat self care. Listen, all this stuff is normal. It's part of being alive.  This is about more than just home/work balance, however. If we are to get the most out of this human experience and allow ourselves to be well, we have to figure out what aspects of ourselves we are ...

33: Episode 33 - The Beauty of Acceptance
Amidst the chaos of the last day of school and fighting a bit of a cold, I was in the perfect mindset to talk about acceptance. This may be the most important Podcast I've recorded to date, and will be a major focus at my OMEGA retreat this summer. You have no idea how your healing will be aided by practicing acceptance of yourself, your situation, your healing, and the current moment. Join me today as I explain the integral role that acceptance plays in your wellness, and open yourself to the practice in y...


32: Episode 32 - Food and Weight Issues with Lisa Schlosberg, LMSW
As I always say, chronic pain is not just about pain. It is about every way in which we relate to our bodies. So many of us don't know how to feel our feelings properly, and one of the ways we cope is to "eat" them. Lisa Schlosberg knows this story well. After a childhood of morbid obesity, losing 150 pounds in college taught her about the importance of mental and emotional health. After realizing both over-eating and under-eating had been means of coping with unexpressed emotion, she grew passionate about ...

31: Episode 31 - Pelvic Pain, Resentments, and You Don't Have to be Sick
Today on the Pod we discuss three really important topics. Pelvic Pain is a topic about which I have been hearing A LOT via emails, posts and comments. Many people mistake pelvic pain and issues to be separate of the work we are doing, therefore robbing themselves of the amazing ability they have to heal themselves. Today we discuss how Pelvic Pain is no different than any other TMS symptom, and can be cured as readily as back pain or migraines. We also discuss the fact you YOU DON'T NEED TO BE SICK (no cla...

30: Episode 30 - ANXIETY!!!
We all experience anxiety in life - but when it gets overwhelming it can be very scary, and really throw us for a loop. I often hear from people reporting dramatic cessation in their pain, but a major uptick in their anxiety, and they are frightened and bewildered. Not to fear! Today's episode discusses just that, and helps guide you on the path to quelling this very natural defense mechanism, and reclaiming your freedom. Join us! **Learn more about Nicole, and how she can help you:** [MY OMEGA RETREA...


29: A TMS Therapist's Road to Recovery - Julie Markowitz, LCSW MBA
It's a great opportunity to learn about mind/body healing from a therapist who has actually lived through a harrowing recovery herself. Julie Markowitz is one such person. Julie contacted me after being a fan of the podcast, and using it to share information on TMS recovery in her own practice. Join us for a conversation which tells a tale of excruciating pain, failed surgeries, and ultimately complete recovery using mind/body techniques. It's amazing how our bodies respond when we understand that we are ok...

28: Walking the Path with Intention - Even When It's Hard
It's amazing what transforms within us when we do the next, right, considered action for ourselves every day. Today on the Pod we discuss what it means to be motivated with belief and patience and kindness for oneself, which leads to profound healing. I share a moving story from my practice and personal experience which exemplifies just this. Here's the thing: time is going to pass anyway. Imagine if a year from now you could be leading a completely different, chronic pain and symptom-free life? I hear abou...

27: The Spirit Side of Mind/Body/Spirit with Athena!
I have NOT always been a spiritual being myself, but my journey into the possibility of a spiritual life has informed my chronic pain recovery as much as anything else I've done. It all began with JournalSpeak, but allowing in the help of the universe, energy, love, connectedness.. has rocketed me forward like I'd never imagined. Today I share a little about my own personal spiritual awakenings as well as interview the breathtaking Athena Allread, a modern Shaman who will be joining us at OMEGA this summer....


26: A Spring Break Quickie - Do I Qualify?
[MY OMEGA RETREAT IS LIVE AND ON SALE NOW!](https://www.eomega.org/workshops/freedom-from-chronic-pain?fbclid=IwAR2PRQPPA8QxDx3fz7vGY0BohGD5EoSPMc0-5Xm0eCdFy40Lw4savdRus_g) I was about to skate out on Spring Break and skip the Pod, but integrity got the better of me and I just popped over to share some thoughts on a frequently emailed and posted question I see a lot: Does my symptom qualify as TMS? Can JournalSpeak help me? Join me for a discussion of how it's possible for so many varied symptoms to be cur...

25: Listen to the Inner Child and Watch Your Life Transform
[MY OMEGA RETREAT IS LIVE AND ON SALE NOW!](https://www.eomega.org/workshops/freedom-from-chronic-pain?fbclid=IwAR2VaQr1MCEHzrRay8A9Ae9SqnaGAqVFoWBTFyG7D7v70CBcXUTgs6WTWro) Listening to the "inner child" has become cliche in New Age circles, but there is actually nothing more concrete and impactful when it comes to healing. We all have three modes in our consciousness: The inner child, the higher self, and the inner child impersonating the higher self. Join me today, and learn how all of our discomfort e...

24: Healthy in Time for Broadway with Shoshana Bean!
[My OMEGA Retreat is live and on sale. Join us!](https://www.eomega.org/workshops/freedom-from-chronic-pain) Do you want your frequently asked questions answered about my OMEGA retreat?!? Well, I'm right there with you. In this episode I take a moment to describe more fulsomely the details of my OMEGA retreat this summer from 7/21-26 in Rhinebeck, NY. Take a listen and maybe your question will be answered! Shoshana and I met through a friend while she was struggling with back to back upper respiratory and...


23: Chronic Pain is NOT a Mental Health Issue
[My OMEGA Retreat is live and on sale. Join us!](https://www.eomega.org/workshops/freedom-from-chronic-pain?fbclid=IwAR3qSZ1ZfOdFWoHhRLY4fwmME0EWxEluTHb3dTrMXttAiwaCIuwmDkP7rEM) Today is a big one for me. I am hoping (read: desperate) to dispel the myth that this work is saying that chronic pain and the symptoms of chronic illness are mental health issues *at all*. I take the time to really discuss this debate, and explain what chronic issues ARE, so people can see what they are NOT. I think I get the po...

22: Raise your Consciousness, Heal Your Pain
[My OMEGA Retreat is live and on sale. Join us!](https://www.eomega.org/workshops/freedom-from-chronic-pain?fbclid=IwAR3avRF7T_VhbWkbd02jbLloZVscyq2ikFune78_Lh2LSebTav65MHHJFWg) The consciousness of the planet is shifting, and rising. We are being opened to greater possibilities, in both our relationships and our health. Most important, is of course, is our relationship with **ourselves**. This relationship is deepened by exposing the unconscious emotions which shape our worlds, and guide our behaviors. Pl...

21: Debilitating Sciatica to Anxiety to Freedom - The Lovely Karliene
[My OMEGA Retreat is live and on sale. Join us!](https://www.eomega.org/workshops/freedom-from-chronic-pain?fbclid=IwAR2Kogmoms09kRUhyjF-qWbtmq6lOXaDvmOhtFWJlffml5biw3Fb430ZIo0) Karliene found herself on the floor with sciatic pain so sharp she couldn't function. This, after a lifetime (looking back) of many different chronic pain symptoms and conditions. Considering surgery, she took to the internet, and found Dr. Sarno. She "got it", but needed to figure out how to get herself well. That's when she stu...


20: The Symptom Imperative
[SIGN UP TO JOIN ME AT OMEGA HERE](https://www.eomega.org/workshops/freedom-from-chronic-pain?fbclid=IwAR2inJIV3DV-aw62ghn86gbn_k4TqFYRaoOHq-YIDF4921E9Z8M7xSuXVr8) Today we discuss the symptom imperative - the way in which your symptoms may move around your body (from the back, to the headache, to the stomach, to anxiety etc.) as you begin to heal. Think about it - if the point of the pain or symptom is to distract you from the repressed emotions which are threatening to rise, then your brain and nervous s...

19: Wheelchair Bound to Total Freedom - Mighty Mouse!
[*SIGN UP TO JOIN ME AT OMEGA HERE*](https://www.eomega.org/workshops/freedom-from-chronic-pain?fbclid=IwAR0pjl-BvmeXRA1eIYk5a8vKpMpGhUh7fzoIWkjBOOnoI14_7SdEqvl_zf0) Her name is Mouse and she is a JournalSpeak Warrior of the highest standing. Mouse was in a wheelchair when I met her with Bilateral Acute Plantar Fasciitis. This was only her latest diagnosis, as she had battled chronic pain and conditions in many forms since her youth. Although she saw Dr. Sarno himself 20 years prior and was tremendousl...

18: OMEGA RETREAT LIVE TODAY - You Can Heal, I Can Teach You How
NICOLE'S OMEGA RETREAT 7/21-7/26 GOES ON SALE TODAY AT: [https://www.eomega.org/workshops/freedom-from-chronic-pain](https://www.eomega.org/workshops/freedom-from-chronic-pain) On today's Pod, Nicole discusses a very common issue in TMS recovery - the debating society which exists between our ears about whether our pain qualifies.. and if this work will help us. This topic is so important that it could be discussed a million times and it's never enough… maybe this new take on the discussion will click in...


17: Helping a Child to Save Herself - Meet My Sweet Charlotte
I can't tell you how many questions I receive requesting guidance on helping kids with TMS. I figured.. how better to explain than to interview my own child? I raise my 5 kids with the knowledge that we live in a mind/body system. Sometimes we feel things in our hearts, and sometimes we feel things in our bodies. When it came to a scary diagnosis like Charlotte received last summer, we initially took the medical route to get some answers. When I realized that western medicine had taken us as far as we could...

16: Are you Fueled by Love or Fear? And more...
Today on the Pod I take to the microphone and answer some questions posed on my closed Facebook group: JournalSpeak with Nicole Sachs, LCSW. Some topics we tackle include the difference between being fueled by LOVE or FEAR, and the dramatic changes in attitude and outcomes which result. We also discuss the concept of feeling alone in your healing (spoiler alert: you're not) and what it means to stay in your own lane and not compare yourself to others' journeys. Join us! There is so much to learn, and so muc...

15: What I Learned From Being Sick (and Not Being Sick)
Today on this (last minute) Pod, I talk about the last month of my life, and what it felt like to allow sickness to hold off, and then to take me over. There are pearls of wisdom in this one that will help you so much on your journey. Join me to learn how to tell your nervous system, "I am OK." .. and how to practice acceptance when it's time to rest and renew. **Learn more about Nicole, and how she can help you**: Website: [The Cure for Chronic Pain](https://www.thecureforchronicpain.com) YouTube:...


14: How JournalSpeak Changed Danielle's Life
Danielle was my friend - a person in my orbit who read my book to be polite (and perhaps interested!) but mostly just because I wrote one. And then one day she began suffering from a bizarre and frightening condition. It was hard to watch her walk that path, but I knew that she needed to reach true readiness to begin applying this work to her life. A gentle suggestion opened her mind, and it's been breathtaking to watch her life change before my eyes. Join us as we cuddle in my bed and chat with you about J...

13: This is Why You Suffer (Listen up, and save your own life.)
The best way to begin your healing in earnest is to do the work without resistance. The best way to fight resistance is to prove to your logical brain why the work is necessary. Your logical brain listens to logic. That is what I offer you today. In today's Pod I lay out the exact reason why your Nervous System and Brain go into fight or flight as a result of your repressed emotions, which are seen as a greater and more dangerous predator than your pain. Take a listen, and open yourself fully to this amazin...

12: The Most Serious Case I've Ever Treated - Meet the REAL "Olivia"
Natalie's story made its debut in my book and my blog under the pseudonym, "Olivia". Many of you have read about her. When I met Natalie, she was on the tail end of a year of hospitalizations and the most invasive, excruciating tests and procedures known to modern medicine. Her head and facial pain (labeled Severe Chronic Migraine, New Daily Persistent Headache and many others) was so acute that she was fully disabled and suicidal by the age of 23\. She had even traveled abroad for experimental surgery, whi...


11: A Daily Practice for the New Year
Happy New Year! Today on the Pod we discuss the importance of a daily practice, what it should look like, and why you will resist it! BE NOT AFRAID. You can do this, and I will help you. There is so much riding on your willingness to try something different, and try it for real. This is your life, and you deserve complete freedom. I wish you peace and presence in this new year, and I invite you to open yourself to the possibilities that your life might hold... once you reclaim it. Sending love. Learn more ...

10: Iida - A Modern Miracle
After almost a year of being housebound and unable to walk, dancer Iida was prepared to take her own life at the age of 25\. She stumbled upon my YouTube Channel with no direction other than desperation, and everything changed for her. Join us for a profound and moving conversation about the depths to which pain can take us, and the miraculous possibilities that can arise from a shift in perspective.  Learn more about Nicole, and how she can help you: Website: [The Cure for Chronic Pain](http://www.th...

9: "This is Truth." - Lee's Story
Lee learned of Dr. Sarno's work about 15 years ago (and even saw him personally), and although he believed wholeheartedly in TMS, he lost his way along the journey. It wasn't until he discovered JournalSpeak that he knew he had a tool which would never let him down. Join us for an emotional discussion about Lee's huge revelation which caused his pain to reduce 80% in one session, and hear his inspired advice about the way to do this for yourself. I have never met Lee! He just came upon my work online, and d...


8: Chronic Pain is Not Just About Pain
Today we discuss all the ways that chronic conditions and symptoms can be affected by this work - It's not just about the "classic" definition of pain. We talk about Autoimmune Conditions, Skin Disorders, Seasonal Allergies and more, and my experiences involving patients who have seen their symptoms dissolve even though their diagnoses remain the same on paper. Join us, and open yourself to the possibilities which lay ahead for YOU. Learn more about Nicole, and how she can help you: Website: [The Cure...

7: Recovery From Long Term Chronic Pain with the Lovely Micky R.
Mickey is a beautiful example of someone who suffered for over 40 years with chronic pains and conditions AND had spinal surgery, and is still healed from working the JournalSpeak program and practicing Dr. Sarno's principles. Join us for a life-changing conversation of transformation, hope and healing. Mickey's story will inspire you to open yourself to the possibilities of taking back your power, and living your life to the absolute fullest in a healthy body that is your partner, not your adversary.  Lea...

6: Where it all began... TMS and Dr. Sarno
Let me teach you about TMS, and Dr. Sarno. This might sound like dry conversation, but it's SO full of heart and spirit for the man who is about to save your life with his theories which are certain to change the world. Join me, and come out with a greater knowledge of yourself, your world, and an invitation to transform your experience and your pain. XOOX  Learn more about Nicole, and how she can help you: Website: [The Cure for Chronic Pain](http://www.thecureforchronicpain.com) YouTube: [The Cure for ...


5: Special Guest Star - The amazing and talented RICKI LAKE!
Ricki is an amazing Talk Show Host, Actor, and Filmmaker, but one of the greatest challenges of her life was overcoming her excruciating bout with chronic pain, with Nicole's help. Nicole and Ricki talk about her journey, and how she went from fear and panic and pain to freedom. Join us! Open yourself to the beautiful truth that an emotional exercise can cure a physical condition. XO Learn more about Nicole, and how she can help you: Website: [The Cure for Chronic Pain](http://www.thecureforchronicpain.co...

4: What Hurts vs. What Hurts Worse
Hello beautiful person. Today Nicole helps to reset your mind, and allow in the attitude that can lead to enduring healing. In many ways, although unintentionally, we have been taught the wrong message about the definition of wellness, and the reality of what it means to live a human life. Nicole explains the concept of What Hurts vs. What Hurts Worse. Understanding this truth is often a game changer for people struggling in chronic pain recovery. Join us as we explore the idea that an emotional exercise ca...

3: Marian's Story - From Chronic Pain to Freedom
Marian was debilitated in chronic neck, shoulder, arm, hand and foot pain, among other symptoms. It was affecting her relationship, her ability to work, and limiting her life choices - for years. In this week's episode, Marian tells her story, and shares the ways in which she embraced Nicole's work and mind/body healing in general, and has emerged with a life beyond her wildest dreams - complete with her beautiful new baby girl, Willa. Spend some time with us, and be inspired. Marian's story is a tale of st...


2: Meet JournalSpeak, Your New Best Friend
In this episode, Nicole takes on the gravity of emotional health in your life, and explains JournalSpeak further. There is tremendous power in learning this "foreign" language, which brings repressed emotions forward safely. This allows your mind/body system to reach equilibrium without needing to divert you with chronic pain, and the symptoms of chronic conditions. Nicole invites you to give yourself the gift of being curious. Your willingness could open doors you never knew existed, revealing endless poss...

1: My Story
Hi, I'm Nicole. If we've not met, I am a mind/body psychotherapist who has been treating chronic pain with breathtaking results for years and years. My first chronic pain patient was myself, and in today's episode I will tell you my story. If you keep coming back, this may one day be your story too. If you remember one thing about my message, remember this: The Pain is NOT in your head, but the solution is not in your body. Give yourself the gift of being curious. Sending big love from me to you. xo n. M...