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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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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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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Fresh Color For A Fresh New Year

Fresh Color For A Fresh New Year

What’s YOUR Color?

Be it pink, yellow, burgundy or blue, I love color! And this post is A L L about color! I’ve rounded up my favorite color palettes from Pinterest to bring you only the latest, the freshest and the most pure colors for the new year. May your year be just as bright and cheery as these fresh color picks for a fresh new year!

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