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The Best Christmas Gift for Your Fibromyalgia

The Best Christmas Gift for Your Fibromyalgia

It’s the busiest time of the year. The pressure to make everything perfect – for ourselves and for others – can quickly put those of us coping with chronic illness into overwhelm. You can avoid triggering a debilitating flare by remembering the best Christmas gift for your fibromyalgia. And that’s self-care. Here’s how. Treat, Not Indulge The eggnog, alcohol, wheat, and…

4 Questions to Ask Before You Hire A Web Team   

4 Questions to Ask Before You Hire A Web Team   

Every business today needs a website. To make sure you get the results you deserve, there are certain questions to ask before you hire a web team. There is no HomeStars or Better Business Bureau for website design and building companies, at least not in Canada. We have many clients who have had terrible experiences with website building. Either the…

Nautium: The Smart App for Cruisers and Mariners Around the World

Nautium: The Smart App for Cruisers and Mariners Around the World

We’ve done it! Well, my husband John has done it. For the last year, he’s been working away on developing an amazing app for cruisers and mariners around the world. Nautium will help organize and streamline all the things we need to log, track, calculate, plan, store and maintain while living on a boat. Our GoFundMe campaign to help with…

Just 3 Ingredients for Easy, Healthy Homemade Salad Dressing

Just 3 Ingredients for Easy, Healthy Homemade Salad Dressing

My fibromyalgia makes me very sensitive to the foods I eat. One meal of processed foods and I suffer for at least few days, with more fatigue, more pain, and more brain fog. One day of eating plenty of fresh, dark green leafy vegetables and a healthy homemade salad dressing, I feel better immediately. However, if I added store-bought, processed…

4 Things to Understand About the Power of Marketing

4 Things to Understand About the Power of Marketing

One of the biggest mistakes new entrepreneurs make is to underestimate the power of marketing. Right from the earliest days of a startup, it deserves a seat with the big boys: finance, HR, operations, product development and sales.  It should not be an after-thought. And it’s not fluff. “Marketing is a core part of the business strategy,” says Ravi Dindayal,…

3 Days 3 Problems: Just a Typical Sailing Voyage

3 Days 3 Problems: Just a Typical Sailing Voyage

It was just three days’ sailing and motor-sailing, and we encountered three significant problems. But as any seasoned cruising sailor will tell you, this was just a typical sailing voyage. We’d been talking about sailing from San Carlos to Puerto Vallarta for nearly a year. Originally we hoped to get there in March 2016, but I suffered a shoulder injury…

The 6 Worst Foods for Fibromyalgia

The 6 Worst Foods for Fibromyalgia

We’re all different, and fibromyalgia manifests differently in different people. I’m no nutritionist or dietician, and I’m not a doctor. But after fifteen+ years with fibromyalgia, I’ve experimented, learned, tested, and done a lot of research.  There isn’t a single, standard diet that you can follow to improve your fibro symptoms. But there are some common problem foods to avoid.…