Never Say These Three Things to Someone with an Invisible Illness

Never Say These Three Things to Someone with an Invisible Illness

Chances are you know a few people (or are a few people) who really do never know what to say to us while we are suffering from a flare attack. Chances are you have struggled with what to say to someone who experiences flare days differently from how yours play out. The words we use to express our concern, sometimes can do the most harm. Hence the list ahead. What I want to address most in this post is that it is always ok to sympathize. But if you are still tossing these three things into conversations with Spoonies; or you are still hearing these things and need some help speaking out, this is the post you'll want to bookmark and share.

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My Favorite Planning Supplies

My Favorite Planning Supplies

Every planner girl knows that you need certain tools to help you out when you become a planner decorator. Some people use stickers and washi with their only need scissors or a credit card to cut tape. Others are heavily involved with their planning and have cases upon cases of tools they use. So last week I decided to be a little more conscious of what I was using when I sit down to get the coming weeks plans in order. I decided to take that list of things I just can’t seem to live without and share them here. Hopefully this sheds a little insight to my process and can help you but if you are looking for the best tools of the planning trade, here are my top favorites.

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The Day After A Flare - 5 Tools for Combating A Massive Fibro Flare

The Day After A Flare - 5 Tools for Combating A Massive Fibro Flare

Fibromyalgia is defined as a “disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. “ - according to the Mayo Clinic.

Fibromyalgia is defined as the “life-sucking, cotortioning of movements in order to enable myself to be able to sit comfortably for five damn seconds.” - according to me.

Despite everything I do on a daily basis to increase my physical mobility and make sure that I am decreasing any of the ways I can invite my fibro pain, I still have some seriously nasty flare days. During the day of, there’s no stopping it from rolling over my in waves of agony. But the day after a flare is a really good time to dive into my self care box of tricks and get a handle on my symptoms before they take over the whole week. These are my top 5.

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How I Use My JAKAGO Business Padfolio as A Planner Folio

How I Use My JAKAGO Business Padfolio as A Planner Folio

After I realized that paper clutter overwhelm and the feeling of exhaustion over every schedule were being brought upon me by my very own self, I decided that a system needed to be put into place in order for my brain to boil back to a simmer and allow me a little peace and quiet sometimes. As I gathered the mail one day, I realized that I had a pretty fantastic filing system, however, the paper clutter that I needed and couldn’t yet file was making my work space less than ideal.

This post is all about how I analyzed it, discovered what my needs really are and the most amazing tool I have ever found to keep it all in once place.

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Our 5 Favorite Non-Fiction Books For Kids

Our 5 Favorite Non-Fiction Books For Kids

One of the things I impressed upon Lily most often was the love of reading. I also wanted to make sure that her reading choices were vast and that she would enjoy reading from any genre. Now that she is old enough to fully enjoy all the “factual” videos we see daily on YouTube, I figure that it’s now time for her to branch out a little. After a lot of research, library visits, free pdf’s and more, we are finally able to tally up the results and share with you the 5 best nonfiction books for kids.

Check it out…

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