Fibromyagia

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…

Trade Fibro Shame for Acceptance and Better Quality of Life

Trade Fibro Shame for Acceptance and Better Quality of Life

Experience has taught me that trading fibro shame for acceptance leads to better quality of life. Is it a factor of my age? The length of time I’ve had fibro? Or is it that I’m in a better state of mental health than when I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2003? I don’t know. But today, I share the fact of…

4 Ways to Conquer Crazy All-or-Nothing Thinking

4 Ways to Conquer Crazy All-or-Nothing Thinking

All or nothing thinking is harmful in a number of ways. It limits a whole world of possibilities by trying to force everything into one of two polar extremes. It creates unattainable expectations, for example: if I’m not absolutely perfect at everything, I must be an abject failure. Or, when the unrealistic ideal of perfection can’t be realized, I take…

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.…

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