We want YOU to tell YOUR story of experiences you have drawn from that helped to enlighten you, inspire you, give you hope and moved you. We are looking for lessons learned from experiences in YOUR life, or in the life of someone you know. It could involve something important you learned at home, while growing up, in business, from mentors and friends, or something you observed taking place that was out of the ordinary.

Our guidelines are as follows:

  1. Selection must be from something YOU have direct knowledge of, either from your own experience, someone you know, or a third party as long as you have written permission to submit the story. All submissions must be factual. No fiction or gossip, and nothing found in an email or social network.
  2. You do NOT have to be an author to make a submission. We want everyday people to contribute. There are no age restrictions. Entries are welcome from all countries.
  3. Length of the submission can range from 50 – 1,200 words (approximately two printed pages) – no more.
  4. Stories must be written in the first person.
  5. Make sure there is a sentiment to the story – How did it make you feel? How did it impact your life? Etc.
  6. All submissions must be made through our Submission Page. We do not accept entries through email, links, Skype, postal carrier or any other means.
  7. We retain non-exclusive rights to publish the material for our Lessons From ebook(s)/book(s) (of various titles) as well as for social media. You are open to use the article elsewhere at your own discretion. You must agree, however, to the Terms and Conditions/Disclaimer on the Submission Page.
  8. We will NOT pay for submissions. Author’s name and contact info will be credited.
  9. A short bio (maximum of 200 characters) may be included with the submission (we reserve the right to edit for length if necessary) in the book. For other use of the submission – social media, e-mail marketing, blog articles, the author’s name only will be used.
  10. There is no limit as to the number of submissions. You are welcome to submit as many stories as you wish.

Upon submission you will receive an acknowledgement that your article has been received. We do NOT promise all submissions will be published, nor give an exact date for publication.

Publication will depend on how quickly submissions are received.

If your contact information has changed after your submission has been made, please e-mail us at info@lessonsfromphysiatry.com to make the necessary changes. Make sure to include your name, previous contact information and your new e-mail and contact information.

Story example:

Treating Whiplash

by Christopher Burton

We’ve all heard the jokes about the driver who wore a neck brace and claimed to have whiplash in order to con someone into paying big money for injuries. It may happen, but in reality whiplash is no laughing matter.

Most injuries from whiplash occur as a result of a rear-end or side-impact motor vehicle collision. This happens when the head and neck of the occupant of the front vehicle are forced into hyperextension. Falls or violent collisions in contact sports are other scenarios where whiplash occurs, surprisingly more frequently in women than in men.

Victims of whiplash usually feel neck pain and stiffness within 24-48 hours after the collision. They also could experience any or all of these symptoms:

Initial treatment can include anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxers, ice, and gentle stretching exercises. Neck braces should be avoided because they tend to worsen the stiffness and contribute to loss of range of motion. Your Physiatrist may also recommend physical therapy, or perform injections into the muscle to relieve pain and increase healing time.

Most whiplash victims recover fully within 6-12 months after their accident, with appropriate treatment.

Quote example:

Success is full of challenges and speed bumps in part because it doesn’t like tourists. – Kyle Wilson