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Feel to Heal: The Relationship Between Grief, Emotion and Chronic Illness

Feel to Heal: The Relationship Between Grief, Emotion and Chronic Illness

The relationship between grief, emotion and chronic illness can be immediate and direct. Indeed, strong emotions can wreak havoc on autoimmune disorders and chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia, where stress triggers a flare up in symptoms. Learning to ride these strong emotions instead of resisting them can help reduce the negative impact on your health.

How to Give Up Being Right & Reduce Stress

How to Give Up Being Right & Reduce Stress

Having to be right all the time is a horrendous burden. First, it is impossible to attain. And second, striving to make it so surprisingly harms your health. I suspect this tendency of mine served to set me up for the fibromyalgia I eventually developed. Thankfully I figured out how to give up on being right and reduce stress. Which…

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…

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.…

4 Consequences of Pushing Through Pain and Fatigue

4 Consequences of Pushing Through Pain and Fatigue

It is oh-so-tempting to keep pushing through pain and fatigue to get things done. Whether it means cooking dinner for the family, attending an important event, finishing your hike, or completing a work project. I’ve certainly succumbed to the temptation many times over the years since my fibromyalgia diagnosis in 2003. Now, I do it as infrequently as possible, because I’ve…

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