• Fibromyalgia,  Health

    Tips for Coping with Pain

    This post may contain affiliate links. I have dealt with fibromyalgia my whole life, but I have only recently been diagnosed with it. Having a name for my unexplained pain is actually quite helpful. When you have a name for what you are dealing with, you can find out productive ways to deal with that pain. My Top Ways to Deal with Pain: Don’t be afraid to take the painkillers. For some reason, I always thought that I was weak if I took them, that I wouldn’t be listening to my body and would hurt myself. Not true. There is no shame in using what you can in order to…

  • Devotions,  Fibromyalgia,  Health

    Celebration! – Day 7

    Hooray! We made it through one week! An essential part of habit-forming is celebrating after you have finished the task. We use this for students in teaching too. It’s called “positive reinforcement”, and it works! What I Did Exercise: Yoga Poses, Side Planks, Crunches Colostrum: One Teaspoon Writing: Blog Meditation:  “…My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me…My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will…The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” – Matthew 26:38-41 “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on…

  • Fibromyalgia,  Health

    It’s Physical Therapy! – Day 6

    I’m sitting in the parking lot of my physical therapist. I go to physical therapy on the recommendation from my doctor for fibromyalgia. I never look forward to going to physical therapy, but I always feel better afterward. Let’s see what today brings shall we? I am already counting today as a win because I wasn’t sure if I could make it through the day at work. I did, and I was even able to drive myself to physical therapy after that! What I Did Exercise: Stationary Biking, Stretches, Side Planks, Bridges Colostrum: One Tablespoon Writing: Blog, Notes Meditation: Encouragement from others: You will be perfect someday. Today is not…

  • Fibromyalgia,  Health

    30 Day Fibro-Friendly Health Challenge – Day 2

    If you haven’t joined the health challenge, it’s not too late! Click the picture above and read what I am challenging myself to do for 30 days. This is another one of the ways that I am learning to live with my fibromyalgia. I have committed to my health in ways that are reasonable for those with fibromyalgia and highly sensitive people. If you were looking for a challenge that is more about habit building than comparison, this is the health challenge for you. Join me on my journey to a healthier and happier self! Day 2 What I Did Exercise: Tai Chi Colostrum: One tablespoon Writing: In my blog, in…

  • Fibromyalgia,  Health

    30 Day Health Challenge

    This post may contain affiliate links. Join me on my journey in learning to be kind to my body and mind by challenging myself to develop healthy habits. The focus will be on exercise, natural medicine, food intake, and mindfulness. Can you handle the 30 Day Challenge? It’s fibromyalgia friendly and isn’t calling for drastic/painful changes. Why not try it?   Goals Exercise in some way every day. My go to exercises are bicep curls, bench presses, crunches, and planks. Tai Chi and elements from PiYo (Chalene Johnson’s PiYo Base Kit – DVD Workout with Exercise Videos + Fitness Tools and Nutrition Guide) are my go to routines. These kinds…

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