Common Symptoms Associated with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Peter Winslow, a Scottsdale-based life coach and owner of GoldMind, helps clients achieve optimal health and personal fulfillment. The author of four books on self-empowerment and healing, Peter Winslow wrote about the powerful strategies he learned to battle the autoimmune disease ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in his book, Heal for Real.

An inflammatory disease that usually affects spinal vertebrae, AS can result in spinal vertebrae being fused, which restricts flexibility and can lead to bad posture and chronic pain. Early signs of AS include stiffness and pain in the neck, low back, and hips, especially after periods of rest. The sacroiliac joint, where the low back meets the hip, and the vertebrae in the low back are frequently affected, as well as the places where tendons, ligaments, or cartilage attach to bones.

While there is no cure for AS, certain treatments can alleviate symptoms and the disease’s progression. Patients should seek medical advice or consider alternative therapies if they experience low back or buttock pain that is getting progressively worse or that wakes them from sleep. As discussed in his book, Heal for Real, Winslow has achieved significant relief from painful AS symptoms by mastering the technique of guided imagery, a research-supported method for natural pain management.

The Difference Between Yoga and Meditation

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Peter Winslow, Life Coach

For nearly a decade, Peter Winslow has served as life coach and the owner of GoldMind, LLC, in Scottsdale, Arizona. In this capacity, he provides various services that help clients with such things as career advancement and wealth consciousness. An author of several books on healing and self-empowerment, Peter Winslow maintains a commitment to yoga and meditation.

Both meditation and yoga focus on helping practitioners relax and relieve stress. However, they go about this in two distinct ways.

Meditation focuses on the idea that the mind is the primary source of relaxation and connection. It boosts brain power and improves practitioners’ empathy, awareness, concentration, self-control, and many other brain benefits. This is done via relaxation techniques such as controlled breathing.

Conversely, yoga works the body and mind rather than just the mind. It is a physical activity that focuses not only on body connection and controlled breathing but also on moving, stretching, and aligning different areas of the body. This, in turn, loosens various muscles to help promote relaxation.

Since meditation focuses primarily on working the mind, it can be easier for some. Practitioners can meditate if they have just five minutes during the day, even with only a beginner’s knowledge. Yoga can be more difficult depending on the type and the particular poses attempted. The ability to personalize a yoga routine to fit each person’s fitness level and health goals is part of what makes yoga great for the body.

Assisted Living – the Musical Comes to Scottsdale Center in January

Peter Winslow leverages more than 15 years of experience as a life coach to help his clients reach their goals. In his leisure time, Peter Winslow enjoys writing books, recording music, and attending shows at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

January 10-13, 2019, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present five showings of the comedy, Assisted Living: The Musical. The play’s writers, Betsy Bennett and Rick Compton, worked with theater producer Douglas Gray to develop the final work. After successful runs in Florida and San Francisco, Assisted Living: The Musical has become a cult favorite among theatergoers across the United States.

The story centers on the lives of 18 residents and staff members of the fictional Pelican Roost Retirement Community. Bennett and Compton play all 18 characters, who sing and dance throughout the performance. For more information, visit

2019 Phoenix Open Tickets Go on Sale


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2019 Phoenix Open

An accomplished life coach, Peter Winslow brings extensive experience and training to his role as the owner of GoldMind, LLC, a personal coaching and transformational experience practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. Outside of his work as a life coach, Peter Winslow enjoys hobbies like playing golf and attending tournaments at local clubs, such as the Tournament Players Club (TPC) Scottsdale.

One of the premier golf courses in the United States, TPC Scottsdale has hosted dozens of memorable PGA events on its two championship courses. Each year, the club plays host to the Waste Management Phoenix Open, which stands out as the best-attended PGA tournament in the United States and has even earned the nickname “the people’s tournament.” In 2017, a record 655,000 fans attended the event.

The 2019 tournament, which marks the 84th iteration of the event, will be held from January 28 to February 3. Ticket prices begin at $45 for the Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday rounds, while tickets for the Friday and Saturday rounds will cost $60. As is tradition, part of the proceeds from the tournament will benefit local charities on behalf of The Thunderbirds, one of the oldest civic organizations in the Phoenix area.