Columns | Pain in the Brain
Drum Head: Playing Through My Chronic Pain

But pain and pleasure intertwine in playing the drums, much as they do elsewhere in life.

Oct 6, 2022
Columns | Pain in the Brain
Longing for the Water

Swimming has saved me over and over again. But this time it cannot.

Jun 3, 2020
Columns | Pain in the Brain
How Meditation Helped Me Feel More Comfortable in My Body

How sad that I couldn’t regard myself with more kindness before, but how necessary it felt now that I was in constant pain.

Mar 9, 2020
Columns | Pain in the Brain
The Headache Diaries

The diary was how I organized a life suddenly thrown into chaos. This is what the human mind does; it looks for a narrative, for meaning.

Feb 7, 2020
People | Bodies
To Swim Is to Endure: On Living with Chronic Pain

“If I don’t swim, the pain grows. If I’m in more pain, what will become of my life?”

Apr 17, 2017