Charlie Brown Blues

I know I already posted this cartoon on Facebook, but I love it. I've been headache-y and feeling crummy this week, so a lot of curling up on the couch, which doesn't help.

This connection between posture and attitude is probably why I have found a daily yoga practice to be so supportive in managing my moods, anxieties, and fears around living with chronic pain.

If you prefer to obtain lifestyle recommendations from scientific resources rather than cartoons, you may want to check out this great Ted Talk with Amy Cuddy:

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "power posing" -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

Stand tall, gorgeous!