Living Well: Spring & Fibromyalgia

Living Well: Spring & Fibromyalgia

Springtime can be a tough time when you have Fibromyalgia. Because of the drastic weather changes that tend to occur during this time of the year, Spring and Fibromyalgia are not exactly the best match. Still, every year, I trudge through it. The difference between this year and previous years, however, is that I was not prepared. I was still un-diagnosed as of this time last year. In Spring of 2018, we were just getting this Fibromyalgia ball rolling. This year, I know what I am up against and this post is going to share with you how Spring has sprung in my neck of the woods, leaving my Fibromyalgia in the dust!

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When I Fully Embraced "Mom Life"

When I Fully Embraced "Mom Life"

The realization that I was a mother didn't hot me for several years after I became one. There are many reasons for this (that you're more likely to see posted on to ELLE & back opposed to on this blog) that I won't get into, however, I've come to the sudden realization that I never actually "embraced" being a mother. I fought having a "mom life" for the first 10 years that I was one? So what changed? Find out more in this post!

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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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