Habitually Healthier: How to Actually Stick to New Habits in 2020 to Improve Life With Illness

Managing fibromyalgia involves making multiple lifestyle changes. I think it is like having a black belt in New Year’s resolutions. In the past six years, I have added daily stretching,…

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Surviving Summer: Tips You Haven’t Thought Of Yet To Help You Manage Your Illness In The Heat

Summertime is here. After a chilly spring, it’s finally sunny and H-O-T.  We usually associate this season with fun and relaxation. But for many people with chronic pain, the heat…

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The Science of Savoring Simple Pleasures: How Mindfulness of Good Moments can Reduce Stress and Improve Wellbeing in Chronic Illness

Does the following description capture what goes on in your mind as you go about your day? You frequently scan your body to assess changing pain levels, fatigue, body temperature,…

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A Christmas Catastrophe: How Getting Lost in the Medical System Strains My Sanity And Hurts My Care

A day in the life of an angry advocate: I barely slept last night because of endometriosis cramps. They assaulted me early this month and that’ll make Christmas harder thanks…

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Mindfulness Meditation for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain: Does It Really Work?

Meditation is a way to practice being present. According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, a pioneer in the field of meditation and medicine, meditation is a practice of cultivating mindfulness, which means…

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Probiotics for Fibromyalgia: Help Your Gut Help You to Boost Immunity and Relieve Anxiety

Can probiotics help treat fibromyalgia? Despite all the research being done on friendly gut bacteria, there are actually no studies to date that directly answer that question. But when you…

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