There is No Backstage Pass for Chronic Pain

By: Kathleen Gramzay Monday September 17, 2018 comments

There is No Backstage Pass for Chronic Pain

With over 27 million albums sold and countless tours, Lady Gagas voice has thrilled fans worldwide. Shes now using it to talk about a very personal and widely-shared issue, chronic pain. Lady Gaga is challenged with fibromyalgia and PTSD. Singer Selena Gomez recently revealed her life-saving kidney transplant to increase awareness of lupus, an autoimmune condition shared by Toni Braxton , Nick Cannon , Seal, and Kristen Johnston to name a few. Other celebs deal with chronic back pain as a result of injuries George Clooney,... Read More


EMPOWER YourSelf to Succeed!

By: Kathleen Gramzay Sunday January 21, 2018 comments

The beauty of a new year is that it gives us a psychological boost to a fresh start. Often, great intentions are set to eat healthier, get more exercise, be more fiscally responsible to name a few common choices. Yet, according to a study, only 64% of people are still committed to their resolution after 1 month, and only 46% after 6 months. And, only 14% of adults over 50 achieve their resolution compared to 39% of people in their 20's. So what'sthe huge factor that de-rails good intentions? HABIT! But habit... Read More


What's Your Declaration of Independence?

By: Kathleen Gramzay Monday July 3, 2017 comments Tags: body/mind, self care, self development

What's Your Declaration of Independence?

With fireworks and parades, barbecues and loved ones we commemorate the independence of our country. We pay tribute to those who gave their time and many, their lives, to afford us certain unalienable rights, the freedoms of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. It took courage and conviction for our forefathers to stand up and say NO LONGER would they accept the status quo. It then required sustained willful action to change the circumstances that were no longer acceptable. What had long been tolerated became intolerable -to the... Read More


Valentine's Day Self Care for (not only) Singles - Top 4 Ways to Be Your Own Valentine

By: Kathleen Gramzay Tuesday February 14, 2017 comments Tags: #selfcare #selflove

Valentine's Day Self Care for (not only) Singles - Top 4 Ways to Be Your Own Valentine

Holidays designated to celebrate relationships often have a way of magnifying their absence for those not in one. Valentine's Day, in particular, can be challenging because the implied message is that validation of being lovable comes through someone else's expression of love for you. Whether you're single (or in a relationship) and feeling unloved because someone else isn't demonstrating their love or affection, I invite you to challenge the assumption of what defines "lovable" and free yourself in the process. Being lovable is a... Read More


Sitting is a Pain Pt 3 - Air Travel

By: Kathleen Gramzay Wednesday September 28, 2016 comments Tags: back pain relief, flying pain relief

Sitting is a Pain Pt 3 - Air Travel

The third place sitting is a pain is air travel. Between schlepping bags, the mental duress of contending with possible schedule changes, and the actual time stuck in a seat, flying can definitely be a pain. If your job or vacation involves cross-country or international travel, you are already keenly aware that 5 to 15 hours in a cramped seat can definitely cause some discomfort. Hopefully, you get to travel business class which makes flying a lot more comfortable. My recent flight to and from Greece, then from New York to Phoenix had me... Read More


Sitting is a Pain in the Butt

By: Kathleen Gramzay Thursday August 4, 2016 comments Tags: corporate wellness, counteract sitting, move

Sitting is a Pain in the Butt

Have you heard the saying if you want to understand someone's experience "walk a mile in their shoes"? Instead of walking in someone else's shoes, I have been sitting in someone else's office chair. All I can say is given the option, I'll take the shoes. I'll admit I've been spoiled. For the last 17 years as a self-developed, movement-based therapist and educator teaching Kinessage to therapists, my days were all about movement. My desire to share the method with everyone else who lives in a body led me write Release Your Pain, Expand Your... Read More


5 Reasons Why Your Body is Easier to Understand than Rocket Science

By: Kathleen Gramzay Friday June 17, 2016 comments Tags: mind/body, self care

5 Reasons Why Your Body is Easier to Understand than Rocket Science

Have you ever noticed certain subjects have general perceptions around them? For example, how many times have you heard the adage: "it's not rocket science!" Meaning, whatever you're talking about is understandable or not that hard. To the average person, rocket science is believed to be very difficult to understand or you have to be brilliant to do so. To a rocket scientist, however, it just makes sense. What's the difference between the average person and the scientist? Education, interest, and the belief that the information is... Read More


Are You a Boss Willing to Lead Your Team?

By: Kathleen Gramzay Friday June 3, 2016 comments Tags: body/mind pain relief, holistic health, holistic pain relief

Are You a Boss Willing to Lead Your Team?

In my last blog, What Kind of A Boss Are You? , we saw that "Team Body" does the best job it can given the leadership, tools and materials provided by its "Mind-Boss". The body gives feedback all the time about whether the leadership and materials are sufficient or not. How do you know? It tells you. It speaks. As the boss, you might not have ever learned its language (who thought you needed to?) Maybe you've relied on interpreters. Great interpreters are highly valuable;but if they're off duty when the team is ready to strike, you... Read More


What Kind of a Boss Are You?

By: Kathleen Gramzay Friday May 20, 2016 comments Tags: body/mind, holistic pain relief

What Kind of a Boss Are You?

When you think about it, it's pretty miraculous that your body's innate intelligence keeps you alive with fairly minimal participation on your part. Your role? Provide the materials it needs: water, nourishment, sleep, and movement. Everything else happens without your conscious participation. You don't have to understand it or pay attention for your cells, organs, and systems to continually operate for highest function and health. The system is extraordinary. It's also familiar. It's your body. You've been living in it for years. And... Read More


Paradigm Shift: It Has to Hurt to Work, Doesn't It?

By: Kathleen Gramzay Friday May 13, 2016 comments

Paradigm Shift: It Has to Hurt to Work, Doesn't It?

A predominant myth in our culture is "No pain-no gain." In addition to athletics, it permeates beliefs with regard to healing. I say "no pain-no gain" is a bald-faced lie. In sports or working out, you can argue the merits of pushing the body through its limits to increase its capacity for greater strength or endurance. But why is that belief so common when it comes to healing? Therapies that initiate pain or discomfort first and then provide relief, fuel the underlying assumption that some kind of pain is necessary in order to... Read More





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