Barby’s Bucket List

In no particular order, my bucket list. It is a work in progress… last update 1/1/2016

  1. Attend a class at Billy Blanks studio in Sherman Oaks, CA. While he is teaching and try to participate.
  2. Dance 6-eight counts with Paula Abdul choreographed by both of us together
  3. Get my own car
  4. Get one my favorite groups (schroeder) to play at a celebration of mine or iPain
  5. Get iPain on the
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2012 was a great year for me

2012 was a great year for me as a health advocate. I was featured nationally in Women’s Day Magazine, My first for Women Magazine, USA Today’s Chronic Pain Supplemental this past September, Dr. Drew’s Life Changers show, and the Newlywed Game Show. I was also given the honor of being the recipient of the Neuropathy Action Foundation’s 2012 “You Are Our Hero” Award, and participated through the Power of Pain Foundation as a volunteer in … Read the rest


Smiling Can Help You Be Happier!

Research has shown that when you smile, your brain assumes you must be happy1.

A good way to start the day, prepare for a doctors visit, or a social event (especially if you tend towards depression) is to make it a habit to practice everyday for a few minutes, eventually, it will become more natural and more of a reflex action to help release stress.

Practice the following simple meditation (might help to close your … Read the rest