One Day I’ll Be A Ballerina

I was putting together my information for an upcoming doctor’s appointment and I realized I had never really explored my birth trauma. I went through it but what was it? Really? A birth trauma that made me physically handicapped from the moment I took my first breath. My mother is diabetic, this means she was…

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4:20AM.

What does one do at 4:20AM? I am sitting in my house, all is quiet. I can hear the wind whispering until the whir of the heater begins with the shallow howling of warm air flowing through the vents. It is peaceful. It is satisfying. My dogs have begun to snore while my tenants are quietly sleeping upstairs.…

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Practice Koselig

Originally posted on I Tripped Over a Stone:
Koselig is a Norwegian word, loosely translated meaning cozy. Koselig is much like the Danish word Hygee also meaning cozy. Since I am of Scandinavian descent, heavy on the Norse (yes we have lutefisk for Christmas), we will talk about Koselig. The practice of embracing all things…

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Hired Me an On-Line Therapist for Christmas!

Yep! There is an online program called Better Help. You just answer a few questions and BAM! You got yourself a therapist … available twenty-four hours, seven days a week. My poor counselor is learning that a person with fibro sleeps sporadically and gets real chatty around two in the morning. Poor thing. I must say…

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Toolbox Tuesday, (At home Containor)

I hope you have chosen your at home container that will become your toolbox. Now it is time to start filling it with the things you can do during a flare. These things will differ according to your individual preferences as well as if you are fogging with your flair.  If you have a craft room, I…

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SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD. It is a type of depression and if you have fibromyalgia you’ve got a 50/50 shot of developing this kind of disorder. If you are a woman, you have an 80% chance over your male counterparts. Lottery winner anyone?   Symptoms fatigue sleeping too much/not enough Craving carbs and/or sweets depression loss…

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Let’s Play Anthropologist!

Anyone else nervous about the holidays coming up? I just had to take a ten-minute break to get my head together so I can write this post! Yes, I am nervous about the approaching holidays. It all seems so very overwhelming. I wish I could still get stupid drunk! I do know that I can and…

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Chronic is Forever, Random Really is Enough!

It is hard having a chronic illness. It is difficult dealing with the daily pain, the numerous doctor appointments, the fatigue and endless doctor bills. The sheer number of symptoms that accompany your disease is mind-boggling at times. Having a chronic illness is emotionally and physically taxing. You know what the hardest part is? It’s…

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Toolbox Tuesday

Here we go! Please click on any items that interest you,  (I fixed the links, we had some issues earlier this AM, thank you WordPress for always being able to help!) You can click and will be brought to the Amazon product site page and you will the item I listed as well as similar items in…

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A Fibromyalgia Toolbox?

Oh no! I’ve stumbled upon the “care” boxes… if you do not know about these go to youtube and watch “box reveals” and be prepared to think, “oh, I WANT one!” Well, I do not have the $50 to $110 dollars per month that these boxes cost. I just don’t! If you do, by all…

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