How I Am Teaching My Brain to Trust Me Again

And other lessons forced on me by a pain flare-up and the Pacing and Graded Exposure system.

Rattlesnake Creek in Missoula, MT: My 10-minute turnaround point. Photo: Sylke Laine

Twenty minutes. That’s how long I get to walk every day. Ten minutes in one direction. Ten minutes back. Hardly worth getting dressed for, in my opinion. Twenty-minute walks? That’s what my mom does, and she is 90. In fact, she didn’t…