No Problem.

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Working with a client recently, I had the opportunity to share this incredible insight:

Nothing is ever a problem, until you say it is.

That means there can be no such thing as a problem, ever.

That is, there can be no such thing as a problem until you declare it so.

“Problem” is simply a label we put on a situation to deny acceptance of it. So, if your car transmission goes on the fritz, you might just decide that’s a problem.

The mechanic ...

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How to Improve Life with AS

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In this series of blog posts I list the skills and beliefs that helped me defeat the addiction, depression, pain and symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis that I endured for more than a decade.

By understanding and using them appropriately, you will achieve notable progress in your own quest for relief, wellness and freedom from the challenges of life with AS.

First, let’s review.

In the last blog post (Your Most Powerful Ally) I talked about the fact that we tend ...

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Your Most Powerful Ally

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“‘Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
– Helen Keller

Hello –

It’s been a while since we’ve connected, yet you have never been far from my thoughts.

Every day I grapple with the knowledge that you are out there, fighting the good fight, doing what you can to cope, and persevering in the face of daunting adversity. If only I could ease your burden and deliver freedom from the struggle with AS, ...

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Ankylosing Spondylitis: It’s Not All Genetic

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If you have been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, you probably carry a genetic marker called the Human Leukocyte Antigen or HLA-B27.

There’s a lot of attention paid to this marker, with speculation that it may be the “cause” of AS. But do you know that approximately 98% of people with HLA-B27 never get AS? That’s right—only two people out of a hundred with HLA-B27 ever get the disease.

Studies also show that 10-30% of AS sufferers don’t have the HLA-B27 gene at ...

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The Lessons of Adversity from AS

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In this day and age, it’s rather uncommon for people to think of the challenges they face or the maladies they suffer as having anything remotely meaningful to contribute to their lives.

In fact, we often consider these events to run counter to any meaningful purpose and indeed, many have resigned themselves to a belief that the conditions they struggle with have sucked all meaningful content right out of the very fabric of their existence.

Is it really so? Is there truly little or nothing of merit to be gained from ...

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