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3 Secret Tricks for Fitness with Fibromyalgia

3 Secret Tricks for Fitness with Fibromyalgia

One of the things that was happening to me before my fibromyalgia diagnosis was that I suddenly couldn’t work out. I used to ski, rollerblade, play softball, do step-aerobics and all kinds of fast-paced loud music group-class workouts… suddenly I couldn’t do anything. My former intensity and pace limits seemed to be mysteriously restricted. If I could “push through” and keep some degree of intensity up, well, then I’d suffer an injury …

The 1 Surprising Trick When People Don’t Understand Your Chronic Illness

The 1 Surprising Trick When People Don’t Understand Your Chronic Illness

It’s normal to feel pain and hurt in the face of this lack of understanding about our chronic condition from others. And it happens most often with invisible illnesses like fibromyalgia. I completely get the confusion from feeling like they “don’t trust us” and “don’t believe us”.

“So what can I do to make them understand?” I’ve been asked. The answer? ….

Weathering a Hurricane with Fibromyalgia

Weathering a Hurricane with Fibromyalgia

There are exceptions to every rule. Such as management of your fibromyalgia means not overdoing it and triggering a flare, even if you’ve recently changed things up and cut out medication, coffee, and wheat and are feeling really great. 😉 The exception to that rule is when you’re preparing for a hurricane and you live on a sailboat. Ahem. Hurricane Newton…

The Ingenium Episodes: Eight Wonders in Just Three Days

The Ingenium Episodes: Eight Wonders in Just Three Days

We’d been living on the water aboard Ingenium, our 40’ sailboat, for a little over two months. It was finally time to go further than Bahia San Carlos, off the northeastern coast of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, further than the couple hours’ sailing we’d managed so far just outside the bay. New and rapidly becoming dear friends, Tom and Lynn…

5 Steps to a Stunning Condo Balcony

5 Steps to a Stunning Condo Balcony

Originally published on www.kandyoutdoor.com Housing prices in both Toronto and Vancouver may have driven you to purchase a condo. Maybe you’re just thinking about it, or maybe it’s the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. No question that condo living = convenient. But how can you make that tiny little concrete slab outside your living room window look and feel more…

You Don’t Own It: Your Balcony = Common Element

Originally published on www.kandyoutdoor.com Surprise! It’s one of the things that surprises many first-time condo owners. That balcony that you can access only through your suite, through sliding glass doors from your own unit… the one that only you or someone from your condo can get to (without dangerously crawling over the railing from the neighbouring unit) – – isn’t…

Democracy in Canada’s Condo Communities

Democracy in Canada’s Condo Communities

Originally published on www.kandyoutdoor.com New construction, transfer of control from developer to strata council, drafting new bylaws for the complex, and dealing with property management turnover in a brand new 6-tower, 450-suite complex in Richmond, B.C. That’s just a snapshot of what Dick Wagner has had to deal with, manage, and take a leadership role on as the inaugural president…

Driving in Mexico? Uh-Huh.

Driving in Mexico? Uh-Huh.

Every time we have visited Mexico, we’ve rented a vehicle, left our touristy resort accommodations, and drove for a few days into “real” Mexico. Now that we’ve moved down here full time, and have a cross-country drive from Merida, Yucatan all the way up to San Carlos, Sonora, we’ve added to that experience and have assembled our own little list…