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Start the New Year in Less Pain with Oska Pulse

 

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Start the New Year in Less Pain with Oska Pulse

My friends at Oska Wellness are full of holiday spirit! Today thru December 31, 2017 they are selling their amazing drug-free pain relief device for the low price of $299! That’s $100 off the regular price! Not only that, but when you enter my referral code DIVA you will be entered into a contest to win your money back!!!!

PEMF therapy with Oska Pulse has been a game changer in regards to my chronic illnesses.  You can read about all of my improvements in my Oska Pulse Series, but today I want to share two areas that have made the most difference. I have suffered with pain in my feet since 1999 from psoriatic arthritis.  I had to give up wearing heals and stylish footwear. Later I couldn’t even take one step no matter what I wore on my feet without experiencing excruciating pain.  Then a few months after using Oska Pulse daily, the pain in my feet disappeared.  Not only am I able to wear shoes that cute, I am able to walk longer than I have in over a decade.  The other reason I am able to stand and walk more than before is the pain in my lower back that is caused by fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis is also gone.  I am coming up on my 9 month Oska anniversary and just this past week I spent an afternoon walking on the beach in San Diego and another strolling around the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  This is something that I haven’t been able to do since 2002!

PEMF therapy has been shown to help with many different chronic illnesses and pain.  If you’ve been considering trying it now is the time.  Oska Pulse is not only the most affordable PEMF device, it is also the most convenient.  Each device comes with a strap that allows you to wear the device wherever you choose on your body no matter where you are.  I wear mine while writing my next blog post, while grocery shopping, at the beach, while playing with my family at Disneyland, walking down the Hollywood walk of Fame, and even at Dodgers Stadium.  I wear it while exercising, driving, and watching TV.  This form of therapy doesn’t force me to make time for a weekly Dr. appointment.  Instead I get to live my life with less pain while administering treatments whenever and wherever I choose. See list below for all the different conditions that PEMF has shown to be helpful with.

Apply my referral code DIVA at check out and be entered to win your money back on one Oska Pulse purchase. Contest ends December 31 and a winner will be chosen at random on January 5, 2018.

Contest Terms
– Contest valid December 15-31, 2017, 11:59pm PST
– Purchase valid online at www.oskawellness.com (3rd party sites such as Amazon.com are not included in this contest)
– Advocate’s code DIVA or referral link must be used at check out
– Purchase must be paid in full, does not apply to 3 Easy Payments method
– Winner chosen on January 5 will receive $299 reimbursement on one device

Conditions PEMF therapy is known to improve:

 Alzheimer’s Disease, ankle sprains, arthritis, bone fractures, cancer, heart disease, chronic venous insufficiency,degenerative disc disease, depression, diabetes, epilepsy,  endometriosis, fibromyalgia, gastroduodenitis, headache, hepatitis, herniated disks, hip problems, joint disease, kidney problems, lung disease, lupus, multiple sclerosis, muscle injury, neck pain, nerve damage, neurological disorders, osteoarthritis, osteochondrosis, osteoporosis, pancreatitis, Parkinson’s disease, peripheral neuritis, pseudoarthrosis, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, psychiatric disorders, respiratory problems, sexual disorders, sleep disorders, spinal cord injury, stroke, tendonitis, TMJ, ulcers (trophic), urinary problems, and wound healing.

Join The Disabled Diva’s Alternative Chronic Pain Fighting Forum to learn more about how PEMF therapy has benefited not just me, but others too!

 

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HEMPZ Body Moisturizer Review

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HEMPZ Body Moisturizer Review

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Okay gals, whip out your credit card because I have finally found a hemp pain relief lotion that not only works, but smells great too!!!!!  Seriously, this is a first for me! Until recently, every hemp/cbd lotion or oil that I have tried has had some type of odor.  Some had a skunky scent, while others were similar to the likes of Bengay and Tiger Balm.

But does it work?

First let’s talk pain relief, because let’s face it, it doesn’t matter how great something smells if it doesn’t work.  I will admit that I was skeptical of the pain relief that HEMPZ could provide.  I mean seriously, how could a 2.25oz bottle that sold for under $6 compare to my lotions and oils that cost 5 to 10 times more??!!  Well my friends, it not only relieves my pain from fibromyalgia, it does it just as well as any other cbd lotion/oil that I have tried.  The only difference is now I smell good too!!!  The only difference I have experienced is that I need to use more and apply it more often compared to the other products that I have used.  However, the affordability of HEMPZ makes the amount I need to use a non-issue. Click here for list of ingredients which includes Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil .

OOOH that smell!!!

I am head over heals with HEMPZ lotions and plan to try all of their fabulous scents.  The one I am reviewing is their original scent.  Personally I think it has a light rose scent to it and I love it because it isn’t overbearing.  Finally a hemp lotion that I can use in public without people wondering what that smell is.!!! HaHaHaHa.!!!! Some of the other scents available are: Green Tea and Asian Pear, Pomegranate, Vanilla and Plum, Coconut and Watermelon, Sweet Pineapple and Honey Melon,   Tahitian Vanilla & Ginger, and how is this for a holiday treat: Frosted Peppermint and Vanilla Sugar!!!!!

No need to take out a loan!

This lotion not only works and smells fantastic, it is also affordable!!!! The cost of many hemp/cbd lotions and oils is what often keeps people from trying them.  However, you have no excuse to not try HEMPZ, this product is the most affordable pain relief product that delivers on its promise to reduce pain that I have come across.  Depending on the scent or type of lotion you choose a 2.25oz bottle will run between $5-10 and a 17oz bottle between $10-20.

Click here to check out HEMPZ original Herbal Body Moisturizer and all of their other amazing products!

 

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The holidays can be an emotionally trying time for some. If you are struggling, but don’t have time to see a therapist check out OnlineTherapy.com. Their qualified therapists are there for you every day, not just once or twice a week!

Give yourself and the one’s that you love the gift of drug free pain relief from Oska Pulse. Click here to learn more and use promo code DIVA to save $55

Join Spoon Rest, a Facebook group for the chronically ill dedicated to empowering and supporting each other while sharing a laugh.

Join The Disabled Diva’s Alternative Chronic Pain Fighting Forum, a Facebook group for those who are seeking information or already treating their chronic pain with alternative treatments.

My new eBook
Make Pain Your Bitch: How to Dominate Your Chronic Life
Will help you dominate your entire life, not just one season!
Order your copy today!


 

 

 

Dominate the Holidays with These Energy Saving Gift Ideas

 

Having one or more chronic illnesses and getting through the holiday season can feel like a recipe for disaster.  However, with a little planning and creativity, we can get through it without pushing ourselves too far.  Here are a few gift ideas that your friends, family, and body will love!

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1. Gift Cards

Gift cards make fantastic gifts when your energy level is non-existent.  Many can be purchased and delivered online, which will save you from having to go out to purchase or send them.  You can also take your gift up a notch by going to stores that you were already going to be going to for your basic needs.  For example, for a Papa John’s Pizza Gift Card, you could purchase napkins and paper plates with holiday prints.  Boost your gift of a Red Box code by placing it along with popcorn, flavored seasonings, and candy into a large plastic bowl.

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This idea won’t only save you energy during the holidays, but it will also save you money! Give coupons to your friends and family that offer a service like house, pet, or baby sitting! Personally I wouldn’t offer baby sitting as that would be more exhausting than purchasing a gift, but if that is something you would like to do go for it!! These gifts are far more valuable than you might realize.  Watching and caring for a friend’s house and/or pet while they are on vacation saves them a large chunk of change and puts their mind to ease knowing someone who cares for them is on the job.

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3. Host a DIY decorating party

Give the gift of a handmade ornament or a gingerbread house.  But instead of you making the gifts, host a party and have your friends create their own masterpieces! There are a slew of gingerbread decorating kits on Amazon to make prepping easy. For ornaments you may want to purchase kits that have everything you need to make a particular ornament or a bunch of different items to give your guests options.

Whatever gifts you choose to give, remember that wearing yourself down to the point of not being able to function is not what the season is about.  Be good to yourself as well as those you love!

Wishing you and yours and Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season!

The Disabled Diva

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The holidays can be an emotionally trying time for some.  If you are struggling, but don’t have time to see a therapist check out OnlineTherapy.com.  Their qualified therapists are there for you every day, not just once or twice a week!
Give yourself and the one’s that you love the gift of drug free pain relief from Oska Pulse.  Click here to learn more and use promo code DIVA to save $55.
Join Spoon Rest, a Facebook group for the chronically ill dedicated to empowering and supporting each other while sharing a laugh.
Join The Disabled Diva’s Alternative Chronic Pain Fighting Forum, a Facebook group for those who are seeking information or already treating their chronic pain with alternative treatments.

My new eBook

Make Pain Your Bitch: How to Dominate Your Chronic Life

will help you dominate your entire life, not just one season!

Order your copy today!

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Your First Gift of the Season!

Are you ready to embrace 2018 as your healthiest and most vital year yet? Here’s the first gift to help you make this resolution a reality!
HealthMeans is giving away their “best of the best” top 20 health talks to help you detox, reset and transform yourself for the new year and, for a limited time, they’re giving them away completely free!

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These experts were hand-selected by the HealthMeans team to give you the information needed to prepare your mind, body and spirit for the healthiest year of your life.
You’ll gain immediate access to all 20 expert talks, and retain access to them indefinitely, from the likes of Katie Wellness Mama, Dr. Josh Axe, Sayer Ji, Dr. Deanna Minich, Pedram Shojai, Dr. Andrea Nakayama and so many more!

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These important health experts cover such topics as:
Getting a silent night of sleep
Top supplements for your wish list
Serving “real food” to your family
Detoxing (especially for your holiday liver!)
Post-party weight loss
Finding more energy (and more peace)
Talking about depression
Planning your (2018) potential
Understanding why YOU matter!
When you register today, you’ll ensure your access to these 20 experts to learn at your own pace, indefinitely!
Let’s dominate our chronic lives together!
The disABLED Diva
P.S. This gift will only be available for a limited time, so be sure to lock in your access to these talks today!

Six Ways to Dominate Christmas With a Chronic Illness

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For many years I dreaded Christmas.  It wasn’t  that I hated the holiday, but that I loathed how physically draining keeping up with traditions and extra commitments were.  Thankfully I was able to rekindle my love for Christmas a few years ago by making some changes.  Fall back in love with the season and dominate your holiday by following these tips!

1. Make New Memories

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Are you wearing yourself out trying to recreate past Christmas memories?  Do you exhaust yourself trying to decorate, bake, and entertain like you did in the past?  That’s exactly what I did before accepting that my chronic illnesses had changed my life.  It was unfair to expect myself to be able to keep up with the pace that I had in the past.  To reclaim the holiday I zeroed in on which traditions were the most important for me to keep. Later I incorporated new activities that better fit into my chronic life.  Letting go of Christmas past isn’t a form of giving up.  Instead it is a sign that you have accepted that life has changed and so have you.  Embrace your memories and never give up on creating new ones!

2. Limit Commitments

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Are you feeling overwhelmed by the amount of invitations you are receiving for holiday parties or activities?  The key to dominating the Christmas season is to limit your commitments.  I know you want to do everything and attend every gathering, but you need to be realistic.  If your chronic illness hasn’t allowed you to take part in one or more events per month, you are deluding yourself if you think you will be able to do more than that during the holidays.  The first reason is that if your illness isn’t fond of colder weather you will be feeling worse than you did during the summer months.  Secondly, the Christmas season involves more than gathering with friends and family.  There’s shopping, baking, and decorating that also needs to be done.  Keep your illness and limitations in mind when accepting invitations.  Give yourself time to rest beforehand and afterwards.  Do what you can and enjoy the heck out of every moment!

3. Watch What You Eat and Drink

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Think twice before indulging in holiday foods or beverages.  Your favorite treats could steal your  joy faster than the Grinch stole Christmas from the Whoville! Most holiday menus include sugary and fatty foods.  I won’t tell you to replace your favorite pie with a bowl of salad, but instead I suggest that you limit how much you eat.  Alcohol is often a trigger for many chronic illnesses, so be careful to not to get caught up in the spirit of the season.  If you find yourself giving into temptation, try only allowing yourself a few bites or sips. While not all flares are avoidable, there is no reason to suffer from one triggered by food unless you are willing to pay the price.

4. Shop Online

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Why waste precious energy by standing in long lines or driving all over town when you could order your gifts online?  Give yourself the gift of more stamina by paying a few extra dollars to have your presents wrapped and/or shipped directly to the recipient.  Wouldn’t you rather use the time and energy spent wrapping presents, or going to stores and the post office celebrating with friends and family?

5. Less Is More

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My family used to compare me to Clark Griswold from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  There wasn’t one inch of my home, inside or out, that wasn’t decorated.  While I am no longer a contender for winning most decorated home anymore, I do have more time and energy to do other things that I want.  If decking the halls like you used to do is inflicting unnecessary pain, it’s time to cut back.  Limit how much you put up by choosing your favorite decorations and don’t forget, what goes up must come down!

6. Take Care Of Yourself

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It is not uncommon to spend an extraordinary amount of time trying to make the holidays special for our friends and family that we forget to care for ourselves.  Listen to your body and take time to rest when your body demands it, pace yourself, eat healthy, exercise, and enjoy the simple things.  You’ll surely spend Christmas day in bed if you forget to take care of yourself.

This year’s Christmas may not be like last years or the year before, but that won’t make it any less festive or special.  Embrace what you can do and let go of what you can’t.

My new eBook Make Pain Your Bitch: How to Dominate Your Chronic Life will help you dominate your entire life, not just one season! Order your copy today!

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Never miss a post! Subscribe to my email list.

The holidays can be an emotionally trying time for some.  If you are struggling, but don’t have time to see a therapist check out OnlineTherapy.com.  Their qualified therapists are there for you everyday, not just once or twice a week!

Give yourself and the one’s that you love the gift of drug free pain relief from Oska Pulse.  Click here to learn more and use promo code DIVA to save $55.

Join Spoon Rest, a Facebook group for the chronically ill dedicated to empowering and supporting each other while sharing a laugh.

Join The Disabled Diva’s Alternative Chronic Pain Fighting Forum, a Facebook group for those who are seeking information or already treating their chronic pain with alternative treatments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How I Dominated Thanksgiving Even Though Nothing Went as Planned

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Unless you are able to control the weather or have a crystal ball that informs you of when your chronic illnesses will flare, there is no way to know how you will feel one day to the next.  If you are someone who bases their happiness on being able to do what you want, an unexpected flare will darken your memories and make you feel worthless.  However, it is possible to experience a flare, have nothing go as planned, and still feel emotionally pleased with how it played out. I had grand plans for this past Thanksgiving weekend and very little went as planned.  Yet, I still dominated it and here is how:

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First up on my agenda was to spend Thanksgiving day at Disneyland with my family.  Spending the holiday in the park has become a tradition because it is really the easiest for me, no matter how I physically feel.  I don’t have to partake in small talk if I don’t want to.  There’s no need to wear myself down with pre-dinner cooking or cleaning and I am able to keep my pain level down while my family pushes my wheelchair around the parks. Since my muscle injury has been recovering quite nicely, I figured I would reward myself for staying off of the rides for the past few months and allow myself to go on a couple of slow and mild attractions.  I planned and prepared with my chronic illnesses in mind, but nothing could have prepared my body for the beating it was about to receive from an unexpected heatwave.

We hit the peak of the heatwave on Thanksgiving day.  The night prior my muscles began rebelling and I experienced muscle spasms like I hadn’t in quite a while.  On Thanksgiving morning I awoke to a body that felt as stiff as a board.  I could visibly see the spasms and tremors taking place throughout my legs and arms. In addition, I felt like two rods had been inserted into my neck on either side.  I couldn’t turn my head without excruciating pain.  Armed with my chronic care bag filled with items to address my pain, I forged on determined not to allow Mother Nature ruin my holiday.

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One of the things I love about treating pain with Oska Pulse is that I can do it anywhere! The handy strap it comes with made it easy for me to place my device on my neck throughout my day. Ready to experience Oska Pulse for yourself? Use referral code DIVA to save $55

 

My day was spent caring for my body while waiting for my family as they went on their favorite rides.  Even though it was 93 degrees, I placed a heat wrap on my lower back to keep those muscles relaxed. My goal for the day shifted from going on one or two rides, to relaxing my neck muscles and reducing the pain from it.  I combatted this pain with a combination of applying CBD oil and running PEMF treatments with my Oska Pulse.  Although I wasn’t able to go on any rides, I was able to take a short stroll throughout the Redwood Creek Challenge in California Adventure and I enjoyed the holiday décor and music throughout both parks.  The best part of my day was going home in less pain than what I was experiencing in the morning.

I was thrilled to wake up Friday morning without a trace of pain in my neck and thought that there may be hope of being able to keep the rest of my weekend plans.  However, a head full of snot had other plans.  Past experience has taught me that if I push myself when I am sick, even if only with a basic head cold without fever or infection, I will run myself down and end up even sicker.  Friday was spent in bed with hopes of feeling well enough to keep my plans to check out the Festival of Trees in Riverside on Saturday.  Those plans had to be cancelled.  Even though I had less drainage than the day before, I couldn’t stand or sit without feeling dizzy.

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Dominating our chronic lives is not about doing everything we want, it’s about being pleased and finding joy in what we could do. My holiday wasn’t a failure or a bust.  I was able to continue my Thanksgiving day tradition, I just didn’t do all of the things that I used to or wanted to.  Having to cancel the rest of my weekend’s plans didn’t mean that my illnesses won and I lost.  I dominated it by caring for my body.  If I had chosen to push through I would have ended up sicker which would have guaranteed that I would be stuck in bed for the rest of the holiday season.  Missing one weekend’s events isn’t the worst thing to happen, spending it in the hospital because I chose to fight my body would.  It is now Sunday afternoon, I am not fully back to where I was prior to the heat related flare and cold, but I am much stronger and on the mend.

Do you want to dominate your chronic life? My new eBook Make Pain Your Bitch; How to Dominate Your Chronic Life will help you do just that and more. Order your copy today!

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PEMF Therapy Sale and Contest with Oska Pulse!!

If you have been on the fence about trying PEMF therapy to reduce your chronic pain, it’s time to get off and do it! PEMF therapy has been a game changer in my treatment of fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, endometriosis, and degenerative disc disease.  Check out my series to learn about my improvements plus the other conditions that can benefit from it too!

From Black Friday, November 24 through Cyber Monday, November 27, the Oska Pulse will be discounted to $299! Amazing, right?!? But guess what??!!! It get’s better!!!!  When you apply my referral code DIVA at checkout you will be entered to win your money back!!!!!

Contest valid November 24-27, 2017, 11:59pm PST

Purchase valid in store or online at www.oskawellness.com
(3rd  party sites are not included)

Advocate’s code DIVA or referral link must be used at check out

Purchase must be paid in full, does not apply to 3 Easy Payments method

Winner chosen on December 1 will receive 100% reimbursement on one device

This price is unheard of and it won’t last long, don’t wait order yours this Friday thru Monday!

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