Posts by Kimberly Holman

How Secondary Pain Becomes Chronic

When we experience injury or illness, the body sends raw information to the brain. We call this primary pain. The mind’s reaction to primary pain is called secondary pain. This post examines how secondary pain becomes chronic.

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It's How We Respond That Matters

I recently read an important statement in a book called “Your Power to Heal” by Henry Grayson. It reminded me that stress is not a given. It’s how we respond that matters. In this post, I consider this crucial point.

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Chop Wood Carry Water

What is enlightenment really? Is it some kind of ultimate experience? In this post, I consider a different solution while imagining a story behind a Zen koan. What does an old woman’s journey up a mountain reveal?

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