We all know how important, exercise, nutrition and sleep are to wellness. How many magazines, how many internet sites and television programs advocate certain foods, exercises and tips for a good night’s sleep that they claim are necessary to maintain wellness? But what about those of us whose health is already compromised; those who are dealing with chronic illness? For … Read More
‘You Are What You Eat’
This interesting quote comes from a French phrase that literally translates as “Tell me what you eat and I shall tell you what you are.”
Be Your Own Advocate, for the Best Treatment You Can Find
Before my fibromyalgia, I easily joined in gossip, offered opinions based on speculation rather than fact, and judged and criticized others. Then it was my turn.
My Shrinking World
How frustrating it was to be considered neurotic, hormonal or “just” depressed. After all, who knew for sure what fibromyalgia was? For sure, most thought it was a “woman thing” or just plain malingering.
…Then They’d Listen
When one is hurting, not knowing what is causing your pain is the most awful thing. Your imagination becomes very creative and always assumes the worst. Oftentimes, the cause is not so bad as you expected; other times it’s even worse. And this can lead to selective listening; which can often cause you to miss what you needed to hear.