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How to Live in Your Own Skin

Learning to live in your skin is a phrase that should be taken to heart. In order to live a fulfilling life, it’s important to recognize that you do not need to be accepted by others but most importantly you need to be accepted by yourself. So the question is how does one become comfortable with themselves and stop the self-doubting and recognize the positive.

Learning to live in your skin:

  • Develop a healthy positive mind
  • Honor a healthy body
  • Maintain a happy, healthy spirit
  • Find authenticity
  • Develop an inner peace

Developing the mental aspect of learning to live in your skin also aids one with developing a strong attitude towards injury, illness and disease. Chronic musculoskeletal pain also presents challenges to learning how to cope with your pain.

Suggestions for learning to cope with pain:

  • Except your feelings
  • Ask for help
  • Find a doctor you can communicate with
  • Talk about your pain
  • Take action
  • Live your life as fully as possible

To learn more about Dr. Cotler or to schedule an appointment, please call us on (713) 523-8884 or visit


Howard B. Cotler, MD, FACS, FAAOS is board certified and recertified in Orthopedic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the American College of Surgeons.

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