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Are Fibromyalgia & Osteoarthritis Connected?

Osteoarthritis is known to occur in those suffering with fibromyalgia, but why? Find out in this blog. Not to be confused with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis affects the cartilage in your joints…

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Fear and Hope: The Hidden Realities of Being Chronically Ill In the Time of Coronavirus

Right now is especially hard on those of us who are sick already. The safety nets that each person has – medical care, social support, financial security, and access to…

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Distract Your Pain Away: How to Make the Most of Your Time at Home with Chronic Illness

Living with daily pain can feel very limiting. The list of activities I can no longer do without increasing my pain levels or triggering flare-ups, which includes working, typing, holding…

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Coping With Uncertainty: Going Where the Flow of Your Chronic Illness Takes You

Spring lends itself to new beginnings, from planning spring cleaning to starting up projects, to contemplating healthier choices. When you live with chronic pain, it’s easy to decide on a…

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Go Beyond Self-Care: Why We Need To Talk About Self-Compassion Instead

Bubble baths. Lit candles. Dark chocolate. Steaming cups of tea. These are the self-care recommendations we are regularly encouraged to add to our daily lives. I love these things as…

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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 Pet Prescription: How a Stray Cat Named Sara Helped Me Learn To Be Braver & To Live More Fully Each Day, Despite Chronic Illness

Hello, I’m Sara, and I’m an affectionate, but shy, 3-year-old grey tabby. I like pillow forts, spying out the window and perching on your shoulder when you sleep. Just over…

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Dead End: Finding the Next, Best Option Right Now When You’ve Run Out of Treatments to Try

What do you do to manage your illness symptoms when you’ve tried the usual treatments but they aren’t working? That’s a question I’ve had to consider recently. In the last…

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Overcoming Isolation: How to Enjoy Alone Time Caused by Chronic Illness

Before the pandemic, I went out for lunch with friend who had just transitioned from her office to working from home. She described dreading the long hours on her own,…

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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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