The Advice I am Glad I Did Not Take – Living with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis

There may not be a cure for my chronic illnesses, but one thing there is no shortage is terrible advice! People who have never heard of fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis suddenly become experts on how to “heal” my body. The most commonly shared advice is also the most dangerous. Today I am sharing three of the worst and how/why you should avoid them.

How to Plan the Best Summer Vacation Despite Your Chronic Illness

Does the thought of taking a summer vacation get you excited or does it send chills down your spine?  I loved traveling before I became chronically ill.  In addition to yearly Disneyland vacations, I loved exploring new areas in other states or within the ones that I lived in.  Weekend road trips without a destination were my favorites.
Soon after chronic pain became a part of my daily life I began to loathe traveling.

Choices That Reflect Acceptance of a Chronic Illness

Have you accepted your chronic illness? I mean really accepted it??!! Because, if you haven’t, you are most likely making your life harder than it has to be and increasing your pain in the process.

5 Tips That Will Make Trick or Treating With Chronic Pain Less Painful

Does the thought of taking your child trick or treating send chills down your spine? Fear not! Keep your Halloween from becoming chronically crappy with these five tips!

How My Chronic Illness Turned Me into a Vampire

I used to think that I suffered from insomnia. However, insomnia or painsomnia, as many of us who suffer from chronic pain like to refer to it wasn’t to blame. Insomnia is not being able to sleep. Painsomnia is when pain prevents someone from sleeping. After an experiment, I discovered that neither was really myContinue reading “How My Chronic Illness Turned Me into a Vampire”

Why taking a post trip vacation is necessary for my chronic body

Many of us are exhausted before we hop in the car or board our flights.  The time spent doing laundry, packing, and planning our excursions decreases and sometimes depletes our already limited energy supply. Then there is the trip itself.  No matter how relaxing of a getaway I plan, it is always tiring

How I treat lower back and hip pain without a prescription at home and on the go

Tips for treating your lower back and/or hip pain with this drug free pain relief device whether you are at home or on the go!

Spring Cleaning Your Chronic Life: Scrub Away Negative Thoughts

Are negative thoughts taking up space in your mind? Find out why they are keeping you from living a better life and what you can do about it.

Unpack Your Unrealistic Vacation Expectations

Living with multiple chronic conditions has changed many things in my life, including what I expect from a vacation. Psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and endometriosis often create havoc before, during, and after each trip.  I may not be able to escape my conditions for a week, but I can still have a fabulous getaway by having realistic expectations.  Here are five unrealistic vacation expectations and how I turned them around.

Live the life you have

Someone very near and dear to me has been living with various undiagnosed chronic pains and symptoms of many chronic pain conditions for close to two years.  There was a time when she and everyone else, including me, had hoped that she had something that was temporary or that could be cured.  But that doesn’tContinue reading “Live the life you have”

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