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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Routines: 6 Tips for Getting Back on Track After the Holidays

Routines: 6 Tips for Getting Back on Track After the Holidays

Happy New Year, faithful fibro readers! I hope you enjoyed the holiday season with more good time spent with friends and family than on stressing over friends and family...and the holiday season. Hope you ate well, and by "well" I mean guiltlessly scarfing down handfuls of anything not green or leafy. That one's easy. Did you keep up with your exercise routine? Me neither, at least not in it's usual form. But that's ok, now's the time to get back on track.

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Have a Plan: How to Become More Active When You Have Fibromyalgia

November 18, 2012  |  Behavior Change, Exercise, Activity, Getting Started  |  Share
Have a Plan: How to Become More Active When You Have Fibromyalgia

I've often yammered about my love of, support for and belief in all things physical activity. The benefits, the reasons...the benefits. I even educated myself in physical activity, I love it that much. I've suggested a few ways to get or keep you motivated. I've also suggested a few types of activities you could try, like Tai Chi or more structured exercise and activities of daily living. Recently, following a great question from one of you fabulous, curious people with fibromyalgia, I thought it high time for a bit of a "how-to" for physical activity. The need for a plan. Enough of this talking around physical activity, how do you actually get it done?

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Research Study Participation 101

October 3, 2012  |  Getting Started  |  Share
Research Study Participation 101

Your participation in research studies is necessary and vital to advance our understanding of illnesses and to the development of treatments. Thankfully, a vast history of atrocities, horrific mistreatment and utter disregard for people's human rights and well-being at the hands of seemingly powerful researchers has led to marked improvements in your safety as a participant. Yay, You! Most people worry about the well being of animals in research, as they should, but seriously, you should see what we humans have done to each other in the name of science. Yikes.

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Dr. Oz on the Power of Goals (and Inertia)

September 18, 2012  |  Behavior Change, Getting Started  |  Share
Dr. Oz on the Power of Goals (and Inertia)

In the world of rapid-fire information delivery and its corollary, Internet-induced attention deficit disorder, I'm totally late to this party, but an entire couple of days ago, Dr. Oz published an article in Time Magazine about the unique ability we humans have of setting goals - like exercising more, losing weight, quitting smoking - with absolutely no intention of attaining them. It's not that we don't want to attain these goals, we know we should, it's just that we get stuck. Sometimes we even sabotage our own attempts (what diet? more cake, anyone?) because we're special like that.

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