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Apr 13

April 13, 2017

The Art of Happiness

The Art of Happiness

For those of us battling with Fibromyalgia and other chronic illness, we know stress can certainly make our symptoms worse and in many cases manifest into flare-ups. Therefore, as part of our self-help program, it is vital we include ample down time to relax and alleviate stress. How we do that can vary greatly depending on the severity of the Fibro... Read more

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Oct 17

October 17, 2016

6 Chronic Illness Warriors I Admire

6 Chronic Illness Warriors I Admire

At the risk of sounding like a creeper: I love people. If Buddy the Elf loves smiling, smiling is his favorite, I love people. People are my favorite. I am intrinsically drawn to people. If you were to ask me what my favorite thing about any job or position I’ve ever held was my answer would be simple: the people.... Read more

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Oct 6

October 6, 2016

Why People Don’t Understand Your Chronic Illness

Why People Don’t Understand Your Chronic Illness

Guest post from Boni Wagner-Stafford, Friends With Fibro “What other people think of you is none of your business.”  ― Regina Brett I love this quote. It says so much that is true, that is representative of our evolution into true adulthood when we finally learn we can stop caring what other people think. Those of us with a chronic illness... Read more

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Jan 21

January 21, 2016

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The Journey to Finding Help

I have hereditary Fibromyalgia, but for most of my life, I didn’t know that.  I had been to many doctors. None of them knew what was wrong. I presented with different symptoms at different times, but one thing remained the same— I was always in pain. I have had numerous hospital stays, and terribly painful tests run to no avail.... Read more

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