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Don’t Take it Personally

How often to take what others say personally?   In his book, The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz says, Don't Take Anything Personally.  Several years ago, I adopted this as a mantra.   It was a powerful experience.  As I lived with this statement as a possibility, I...

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5 Ways to Decrease Holiday Stress

The holiday season brings a great deal of joy and warmth along with it.  There's something extra special about this time of year -- but it doesn't come without fault.  A great deal of added stress is seemingly dumped on our plates, and it can be hard to catch our...

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Show Me How to Allow Love

When we live with fibromyalgia, we live with pain every day. We want the pain to go away. What if our pain was our friend and not the enemy? What if our pain is simply showing us where we need to heal and to open our hearts more fully to love? What if opening...

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Diet and Fibromyalgia

The food we put in our body is the building blocks for our physiology. When we put in healthy nutrient rich foods that our bodies know how to utilize we are creating a strong physiology.  The human body is a miracle in motion.  There are literally hundreds of...

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Please Hear My Pain Pt 4

Please Hear My Pain Pt 4 The last few weeks, we have been exploring the need raised by women with fibromyalgia in relation to feeling heard.  We have addressed these 3 areas: We have looked at why other people cannot understand our experience as they don’t know it...

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Please Hear My Pain Pt 3

What is your pain trying to tell you?  Last week we explored the art of listening to our bodies.  Is there a message our physical, emotional or mental body is trying to send us? In my experience of rebuilding my health, I have had to address many issues outside of the...

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If God Had a Refrigerator

With fibromyalgia, it can often feel like we are alone.  We may feel abandoned.  We feel frightened and hopeless.   That is never true.  God is as close as your next breath, your next prayer.   When you feel lost and alone, pray and ask for guidance.   That has helped...

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Please Hear My Pain Pt 2

Do you hear your own pain beyond the physical pain?  Last week in Please Hear My Pain Pt 1, I talked about the need to feel heard and how other people couldn’t understand our experience.  This week, we are going to explore a deeper level of hearing your own pain. Is...

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