Leslie Funk






To read Leslie's complete story...



Every small step

you take counts.

Inching yourself forward gently  is a great way

to travel on this journey.


Hello and Welcome!
I am glad you have made it to my  website. It is designed as a resource for YOU, on your journey with chronic pain. I am here to help you decrease your pain and begin living each day with more energy and enjoyment.

Leslie's Chronic Pain Journey

The road to today on my chronic pain journey is quite long. I am now 49 years young and have multiple diseases and disorders that cause pain. Here's my "Elevator Speech List": I have Interstitial Cystitis (IC), Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD), Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Additionally I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Excoriation Disorder (Dermatillomania related to anxiety).


Since June of 2012 I have been on a new path; learning how to take excellent care of myself, decrease my pain and feel joy in my life. I can now call my life "Amazing" and am grateful for everything I have experienced in each moment on this pathway. My whole life I have been a teacher. I taught fitness, nutrition and wellness for 25 years. I then went on to teach high school science for 5 more years. While I am not physically going to work each day as a "teacher" any longer, I am now teaching through my writings, my podcasts, my pictures and my videos. I can teach you how to decrease your pain, how to find relief and how to feel more joy in your life.