Chronic Illness Hairstyles -How To Find One That Makes Your Life Easier

Chronic illness hairstyles should make living with fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases, etc., easier not harder. Four chronically ill women share why they chose theirs, give tips on maintaining them, and what they love the most about them.

Best Black Friday Weekend Deals on Wellness/Pain Relief Products and so Much More!

No need to leave home! Shop these Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from home. Everything from pain relief to products that will make life more comfortable and easier!

The Cost of Living with Fibromyalgia: Jobs

The pain and fatigue from fibromyalgia does more than inflict pain, it often causes people to give up their careers. Find out if it is possible to continue doing what you do or if it is time to move on.

The Cost of Living with Fibromyalgia: Mental Health

The body isn’t the only thing fibromyalgia inflicts pain on. Find out the toll it takes on our mental health and what we can do to protect it.

The Cost of Living with Fibromyalgia: Mobility

Whether it be from lack of energy, muscle weakness, nerve pain, joint pain, or one of the many other life interfering symptoms, there will come a time when using a mobility aid becomes a necessity.

The Cost of Living with Fibromyalgia: RESPECT

Respect of friends, family, and everyone in between was one the last things I thought I would lose after my diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Find out why it happened and what can be done to hang on to what you can!

The Cost of Living with Fibromyalgia: Social Life

Your body isn’t the only thing to suffer when living with fibromyalgia, your social life will too! Find out why and what can be done to prevent isolation.

The Cost of Living with Fibromyalgia: Pain, Pain, and More Pain

Living with fibromyalgia is far from easy. In part two of this seven part series, I share how we pay with pain.

The Cost of Living with Fibromyalgia: Doctor Trouble

The trouble with doctors and fibromyalgia, from recieving a diagnosis and everything that happens after.

The Cost of Living with Fibromyalgia

The cost of living with fibromyalgia goes beyond finances. Nothing I read at the time of my diagnosis could have prepared me for the high cost of living with fibromyalgia.

Chronic Pain Survival Tips

Living with chronic pain can be difficult, but with careful planning you can enjoy your life despite your chronic pain!

The Importance of a Backup Plan

20 years of living with chronic pain have taught me that no plan is complete without a backup plan! Today was the perfect example. Wanting to spend the 4th of July at Disneyland but not wanting to exhaust myself with a full day visit, my husband and I decided we’d enjoy 4-5 evening hours thereContinue reading “The Importance of a Backup Plan”

TIME IS NOTHING BUT NUMBERS ON A CLOCK WHEN RIDING OUT A FLARE

To this day I struggle with the notion that I need to be awake and working during a particular set of hours. But I am getting better at not allowing this way of thinking to prolong my flares. Because that is exactly what happens when I do fight.

Why a Diagnosis is a Reason to Celebrate!

Nobody wants to be chronically ill, but when living with unexplained pain and symptoms, receiving a diagnosis is a reason to celebrate. Find out why a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, autoimmune arthritis, and endometriosis were reasons for celebrating!

My New Year’s Wish For You!

As we begin a new chapter in our lives, I want to share my wish for you. My wish is quite simple, yet at the same time most complicated.

A picture is worth a thousand words

Thanks to Yolonda Hadid sharing her chronic illness on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the world got to see the unfair judgements that people make against the chronically ill everyday.

Living with a body that doesn’t know how to forgive and forget

One frustrating aspect of my chronic conditions is having a body that absorbs its surroundings, mainly sounds and vibrations.  I physically feel every beat of a drum, which sucks since my son is a drummer.  It’s a miracle I survived his days of Marching Band and Indoor Drumline. I never shared this with him atContinue reading “Living with a body that doesn’t know how to forgive and forget”

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