What a Common Knee Injury Taught me about the Mind-Body Connection

Oh, how badly I handle having my independence hindered in any way. A few weeks ago, I started experiencing knee pain and a feeling of instability with every step I took. Being prone to worrying, especially when my body does something weird, I took a few days to rest.

When it didn’t get better but instead seemed to worsen, my fears intensified. “This is definitely a torn meniscus,” I thought. “I’m going to need surgery.” Or, putting it in context with prior issues over the past year, “I have a herniated disk, for sure…