Taper Town: A Daily Practice

It is early morning. The house is still. I stand in front of the French doors and view the backyard as I begin to move. Wrists. Ankles. Neck. I sway back and forth, freeing my arms and legs from… Read More

Taper Town: Unpacking

As a nearly two-week resident of Taper Town, I feel confident saying that the move has been uneventful. And in any prednisone taper, uneventful equals successful. Specifically, I decreased my prednisone dosage from 5mg every day (5, 5,… Read More

When Even Yoga Hurts: Tai Chi

NOTE: Scroll down for a practical guide to starting tai chi. I could say she was a terrible doctor, but that isn’t true. I could say that she doesn’t care about treating the whole patient , but I… Read More