About this siteAmy draws on years of conservation experience to inform her feature writing and commentary in a compelling combination of professional knowledge and personal passion.
More than five years after I felt my first symptoms, two years after I received my diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome, and a year after I finally resolved my remaining pelvic pain, The Washington Post published my article on myofascial pain in the Health and Science section on June 18, 2013. Myofascial pain and the strange bladder symptoms it triggered had dominated my life for years, limiting my diet, my exercise, my work, my travel and my social life as I searched for answers about what Read more [...]
I did something on vacation this spring that I normally never do: I sent my clothes to the laundry. Usually I pride myself on packing so wisely that I can last a week out of a carry-on bag, and I’m typically not staying in a place swanky enough to actually “do” laundry. But on this family vacation at an “adventure” resort we had hiked through hot, muggy jungle on some surprisingly rigorous outings. I couldn’t resist the convenient lure of popping the sweaty stuff in the canvas Read more [...]