Feeling Stuck? How to Start Anew or Start Again

November 11, 2013  |  Behavior Change, Getting Started  |  Share
Feeling Stuck? How to Start Anew or Start Again

My dearest Fibromyalgia Companions, I don't know if you've noticed (probably not because I don't think anyone's still tuning in), but I haven't posted in a while. The reason is not very good, really, but at the same time, it's kind of interesting. You ready for it? I've hit a dry spell. I've been uninspired. Feeling stuck. Wanting to write but having nothing to say. Not feeling like writing, period. Falling out of my routine. Not using my time wisely. Being afraid to start writing again. Not appreciating those of you who may actually miss getting a little email in your inbox that there's something new to read. So, right, a terrible reason or reasons, plural, since I just listed more than one and have about eleventy thousand more to go. So why is it interesting?

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Canadian Guidelines for Fibromyalgia Recognize the Need for Easier Path to Diagnosis and Management

July 29, 2013  |  Fibromyalgia Defined, Treatment  |  Share
Canadian Guidelines for Fibromyalgia Recognize the Need for Easier Path to Diagnosis and Management

Our friends from McGill University came out with a whole new plan for managing fibromyalgia recently in their 2012 Canadian Guidelines for Fibromyalgia. The content is nothing earth shattering or particularly new, really, they discuss the usual diagnostic issues and the typical treatment strategies, and they're not even particularly succinct at fully 46 recommendations. So why are these guidelines so intriguing?

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Your Brain on Exercise. Wedding Bells, too!

Your Brain on Exercise. Wedding Bells, too!

Your brain on exercise is an amazing thing. I read a brief article in a recent issue of Experience Life, my favorite, straightforward health and fitness mag, about the impact of exercise on the aging brain. Of course, it got me thinking about exercise and the fibromyalgia brain since much of the research in cognitive function in fibromyalgia draws comparisons to cognitive function in aging populations. Oh, and I got married, too. Yippee!!

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Fibro Flare Recovery Gets a Boost with Movement

Fibro Flare Recovery Gets a Boost with Movement

Happy Spring! Meteorologically speaking, we are fully 5 days into it! Even Punxsutawney Phil called it early this year so that's good enough for me. I don't know what all that white stuff is outside some of your windows, but I've got roses in my glasses and cherry blossoms in my heart. I'm also going to talk about fibro flares today so I figured a little overkill with the opening cheer wouldn't hurt.

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Change: That Silly Little Thing I’m Doing Yet Again

February 20, 2013  |  Behavior Change  |  Share
Change: That Silly Little Thing I’m Doing Yet Again

There’s always an opportunity to learn, my friend, Kim, always says. Today, I’ve learned something about myself. I struggle with change. Ok, so I haven’t just learned this today, I mean, I’ve already devoted an entire post to change and how much of it I’ve done and the negative consequences of doing too much of it at once, I’m just reminded of it again today as I find myself on a new but familiar path, juggling flames again. (Some of us have to do things a few times to really get the lesson….)

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