Prodigy

Remembering Prodigy: Overcoming Sickle Cell Anemia

Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, passed away June 20, 2017 at age 42 after a life-long struggle with Sickle Cell Anemia. I was fortunate enough to interview Prodigy on my radio show where we had the chance to talk about his childhood, complications with the disease, and how he overcame his pain. He was dedicated to …

Steve Kerr Wins NBA Title Despite Battle with Back Injury

The reigning NBA Coach of the Year, Steve Kerr celebrated his NBA Title win with the Golden State Warriors after missing 11 playoff games this season due to a back injury. As the team celebrated with confetti and champagne, Kerr had a thick bandage around his neck and back. Men in suits followed the Coach …

Coach Lou Holtz

Lou Holtz is one of the most successful college football coaches of all time. He’s not only seen injury and pain on the football field, but has experienced and overcome pain himself. He also supported his wife in a caregiving role during her bout with the pain of throat cancer. We’ll hear how he moved …

Alec Baldwin and the Increase of Lyme Disease

Alec Baldwin speaks out about his suffering during Lyme Awareness Month. Actor and author Alec Baldwin opened up to People Magazine this week after battling Lyme disease for more than 17 years. Baldwin, who is 59-years-old, said he thought he was going to die. “I was lying in bed saying, ‘I’m going to die of Lyme disease,’ in my bed and ‘I …

Gunnar Peterson – Functional Fitness for Pain, Part II

Pain often leads to restricted movements, changes in posture, and ultimately a more sedentary life. Exercise offers much more pain relief than you might imagine, especially a program that emphasizes functional training. Gunnar Peterson, trainer for professional athletes and stars like Jennifer Lopez and Sylvester Stallone, shares how his exercise program can reduce and resist …

Gunnar Peterson – Functional Fitness for Pain, Part I

Pain often leads to restricted movements, changes in posture, and ultimately a more sedentary life. Exercise offers much more pain relief than you might imagine, especially a program that emphasizes functional training. Gunnar Peterson, trainer for professional athletes and stars like Jennifer Lopez and Sylvester Stallone shares how his exercise program can reduce and resist pain.

Pain and Perfection in Ballet Dancers, Part II

Professional ballet dancers train their bodies for high performance aerobic endurance, muscular strength, and good joint stability. But, they risk significant musculoskeletal injury from the demands of training and performance. Mary Helen Bowers, acclaimed ballerina who trained Natalie Portman for her Academy Award winning role in Black Swan shares how she overcame her own injuries …

Pain and Perfection in Ballet Dancers, Part I

Professional ballet dancers train their bodies for high performance aerobic endurance, muscular strength, and good joint stability. But, they risk significant musculoskeletal injury from the demands of training and performance. Mary Helen Bowers, acclaimed ballerina who trained Natalie Portman for her Academy Award winning role in Black Swan shares how she overcame her own injuries …

Becoming Patch Adams: Laughter Curing Pain is No Joke

We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine, but what about when it comes to relieving pain? It is really possible that just a little laughter can actually ease physical pain? While the idea behind laughter as a pain medication is nothing new to speculative researchers, it was still an unproven concept. It was …