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A personal blog about Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Invisible Illness.
Waiting With Fibromyalgia
2020-10-14 09:00
Do you like to wait for things? Are you patient enough that having to wait doesn’t really bother you, or do you get frustrated when you have to wait, even a short time? Waiting… Read More
Positives In Pain
2020-10-07 09:00
Living with a Chronic Illness can be life changing. Everything you knew or did before your illness changes, and life becomes. very different. Suddenly, you’re seeing doctors, attending… Read More
Back In Business
2020-08-20 22:00
I am back from taking a hiatus from writing and it feels good to be typing again. I needed the break as my health was really suffering, and then Covid-19 hit and put a damper on things as we… Read More
All About Parkinson’s Disease
2020-03-28 09:00
April is Parkinson’s Disease Month and I wanted to talk to you all briefly about this condition as part of my mandate to highlight “invisible diseases”. Although there… Read More
2020-03-18 09:00
This post was previously published on The Zebra Pit Fibromyalgia is a multi-faceted disease that affects far more than just your muscles. One of the common conditions that Fibromites expe… Read More
How To Live Life Well With Fibromyalgia
2020-03-11 09:00
Please enjoy this Guest Post by Dr. Brent Wells Living life with fibromyalgia comes with its challenges. The pain, fatigue, and brain fog can feel defeating and difficult to deal with. Ho… Read More
Let’s Learn About D.I.S.H.
2020-03-04 10:00
Forestier’s Disease is a rare form of degenerative arthritis. More commonly known as diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), this disease attacks the ligaments of the bod… Read More
Dental Care And Chronic Illness
2020-02-26 10:00
I am terrified of the dentist!!! I have a wonderful care provider who is gentle and kind but having to go see him, even for a cleaning, requires medication for anxiety. I was there recently… Read More
Domestic Violence – It Affects So Many
2020-02-19 10:00
****Trigger Warning: This post contains depictions of violence against women. I’m writing about a difficult and personal subject today. Domestic Violence is rampant in North Americ… Read More
Let’s Learn About CBD And Cannabis
2020-01-29 10:00
Today, I’m featuring a guest post by author Bojana Petkovic, Project Manager at Loud Cloud Health CBD and Cannabis: How They Benefit Our Health and Society  The goo… Read More
10 Tips To Improve Your Mental Health
2020-01-15 10:00
Previously posted on The Zebra Pit Mental Health is a hot topic these days. More and more people are recognizing that they suffering in some way with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder… Read More
Poetry For Invisible Illness
2020-01-09 20:22
All That Matters It’s the Little Things That MatterThey’re the things that mean a lotThey’re the things that I can count onWhen I’m giving things a thought Oh there… Read More
Pet Therapy For Chronic Illness
2020-01-08 10:00
Previously posted on The Zebra Pit Fibromyalgia can be a lonely disease. Staying connected with friends and family becomes difficult when chronic pain and fatigue make it hard to get out… Read More
Gratitude – Finding The Good In The Bad
2019-12-26 10:00
Previously posted on The Zebra Pit When I wrote my post An Attitude of Gratitude, I received a lot of good comments on it, both those left with the post and in other formats. I meant ever… Read More
50 Christmas Quotes
2019-12-21 17:08
Revised from last year, I thought it was a good time to share my favourite Christmas quotes! In the Spirit of the Season, here are 50 Christmas quotes to help bring good cheer to your hea… Read More
Season Of Miracles
2019-12-18 10:00
Thoughts As we enter the Season of Miracles, I wanted to write today about something that’s been on my heart. Joy and Miracles and hope for the future. There is so much hope… Read More
Common Questions About Fibromyalgia
2019-12-04 10:00
Fibromyalgia is a complex condition that affects millions of people around the world. There are many questions that people ask when they first find out they have Fibro, and I thought I&rsquo&hell…Read More
Coping With Loneliness With Chronic Pain
2019-11-25 10:00
The Problem of Loneliness Chronic pain and Invisible Illness are difficult conditions to live with and can lead to social withdrawal and loneliness. When you get sick, not only do you ha… Read More
Positive Things About Chronic Illness
2019-11-17 10:00
Living With Chronic Illness Note: This post contains affiliate links. I will receive a small percentage from the total purchase price at no extra cost to you. Living with a Chronic Il… Read More
A Painful Talk (Pain And How It Feels)
2019-11-11 10:00
I want to talk about Pain today. Physical pain is something that most people can say they’ve experienced at some point in their lives and it’s something that feels different for… Read More
Good Nutrition Month
2019-11-07 10:00
November is Good Nutrition Month so I’d like to share some information with you to help make it your healthiest month ever! Let’s start with a definition: nu·tri&middot&hell…Read More
There Is Always Hope
2019-11-03 10:00
Living with Chronic Illness is an act of bravery. When each of your days is spent in pain and discomfort, it takes a lot of courage to keep going. I want to talk about hope…how to hav… Read More
Interview October – Elisa Austin
2019-10-28 09:00
Today we meet my final guest for Interview October, the wonderful Elisa Austin. Please join me in welcoming her! Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you… I am a 50 year o… Read More
Interview October – Jamie Hyatt
2019-10-19 09:00
It’s time to meet my next guest, the lovely Jamie Hyatt. Enjoy her story! Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you… I was born blind in one eye and with a cond… Read More
Interview October – Jenny Jones
2019-10-16 09:00
I’m delighted to introduce my next guest to you. This is Jenny Jones and here is her story: Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you… I’m Jenny and I share my… Read More
Interview October – Sam Moss
2019-10-13 09:00
My next guest is the amazing Sam Moss from Australia. She has a fascinating story so I hope you enjoy reading about her! Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you… Hi, I&rs&hell…Read More
Interview October – Aleisha Crabb
2019-10-10 09:00
It’s time to introduce my next guest, the vibrant Miss Aleisha Crabb. I’m delighted to share her story here! Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you… My name… Read More
Interview October – Keiran Potter
2019-10-07 09:00
It’s time to meet my next guest, the fabulous Keiran Potter! I’m excited about what he has to share! Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you… Hello, my name i… Read More
Interview October – Melissa Temple
2019-10-04 09:00
I’m pleased to announce that Melissa Temple is my next guest for Interview October. Let’s read what this lovely lady has to say: Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you… Read More
Interview October – Michelle Curtis
2019-10-01 09:00
It’s time for the annual series I run on There Is Always Hope called Interview October. I have spent time asking questions about health conditions that these amazing people are living… Read More
Chronic Pain And Addictions
2019-09-21 09:00
I want to talk about a difficult subject today…Chronic Pain and Addictions. When you live with Chronic Pain, you can find yourself spiraling in a dark hole. Sometimes depression becom… Read More
Chronic Pain And Mindfulness Meditation
2019-09-11 09:00
What does the word meditation mean to you? When you hear it, what is the first thing you think of? Someone sitting with their legs crossed, going “ommmmm”?  Someone doing yo… Read More
10 Top Health & Wellness Trends For 2019
2019-07-10 09:00
Today I am featuring an article that first appeared on, with their permission.  Health and Wellness Trends This year has been a year when most of the world focused on hea… Read More
The Creative Side Of Chronic Pain
2019-07-05 09:00
Some of the most creative people in the world live with Chronic Pain or some type of health challenge. I know, because I’ve gathered a bunch of them together to showcase their talents… Read More
25 Things You Should Never Do
2019-07-01 09:00
The only thing better than an inspirational quote is an inspirational quote about things you should never do. You should never judge a book by its cover. You should never count y… Read More
The Sunshine Blogger Award
2019-06-23 09:00
Writing this blog brings me a whole lot of satisfaction – I love knowing I’m reaching others, sharing information about Chronic Pain and Invisible Illness and helping others as t… Read More
10 Celebrities Who Live With Fibromyalgia
2019-06-15 09:00
Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects millions of people in North America. While typically thought of as an “everyday person”s condition, there are a number of celebrities who… Read More
11 Steps For A Better Night’s Sleep
2019-06-09 10:07
If you ask someone how they slept last night, chances are you’ll get one of two answers – “fantastic” or “not at all”. It seems like a lot of people have… Read More
2019-06-08 15:01
Linda G Hill is a great blogger who has a lot of fun with her readers. Every year, she does a new Badge Creation for her One Liner Wednesday series. I’ve decided to enter this year sin… Read More
25 Inspirational Quotes
2019-06-05 09:00
From time to time, I like to share quotes that I think are beautiful, to help inspire my readers or just make you think. Here are 25 of the most inspirational quotes I’ve found lately… Read More
Using Vitamins To Help Treat Fibromyalgia
2019-05-20 15:52
Fibromyalgia is a difficult condition to treat because no one seems to present with the same set of symptoms. Every person describes their pain in different ways (aching, throbbing, burning)… Read More
May 12th Is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
2019-05-12 07:54
Fibromyalgia is a Chronic Pain disorder that affects millions of North Americans and others around the world. People who live with this condition experience widespread pain throughout their… Read More
Chronic Pain And Travelling
2019-05-07 09:00
When you live with Chronic Pain and Chronic Fatigue, travelling for business and/or pleasure can become a real challenge. In the course of my volunteer work, I sit on 4 different committees… Read More
Interview April – Terri Sutula
2019-04-30 09:00
Readers, thank you for checking out our final Interviewee – the fabulous Terri Sutula.  Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you… Hi, I’m Terri Sutula, and I… Read More
Interview April – Jennifer Purrvis
2019-04-26 09:00
It’s time to meet my next guest, the wonderful Jennifer Purrvis! Introduce Yourself and tell us a bit about you…. My name is Jen. I grew up in the Houston area but live in Well… Read More
2019-04-21 09:00
It’s time for our next guest, the delightful Jill Goodpasture! Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you… My name is Jill Goodpasture aka Fibroscoop. I have been writing m… Read More
Interview April – Amber Blackburn
2019-04-16 09:00
Let’s welcome our next guest, the adorable Amber Blackburn! Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you… Hi y’all! My name is Amber Blackburn, I am 33 (almost 34) and… Read More
Interview April – Sharon Saylor
2019-04-11 09:00
It’s time to meet our next guest, the wonderful Sharon Saylor. I’ve had the pleasure of being a guest on Sharon’s show and she’s delightful. Let’s hear more: I… Read More
Interview April – Sharon Sayler
2019-04-11 09:00
It’s time to meet our next guest, the wonderful Sharon Sayler. I’ve had the pleasure of being a guest on Sharon’s show and she’s delightful. Let’s hear more: I… Read More
Interview April – Ellie Trinowski
2019-04-06 09:00
Let’s meet our next Guest (with the gorgeous smile), Ellie Trinowski, and find out more about her: Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you… My name is Ellie Trinowski, a… Read More
Interview April – Christalle Bodiford
2019-04-01 09:00
Welcome to Interview April and my first Guest, Christalle Bodiford. Let’s find out all about this lovely young woman: Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you…  My n… Read More
Fibromyalgia And Pet Therapy
2019-03-29 16:03
Fibromyalgia and Pet Therapy Fibromyalgia can be a lonely disease. Staying connected with friends and family becomes difficult when chronic pain and fatigue make it hard to get out and abou… Read More
Gastroparesis Is A Slow Go
2019-03-25 09:00
One of the many conditions I live with is called Gastroparesis. Gastroparesis means paralysis of the muscles of the stomach. Gastroparesis results in delayed emptying of… Read More
2019-03-19 09:00
I’m tackling a tough topic again today – intimacy when you live with Chronic Pain. If you remember the Cheap Trick song, it’s been on my mind lately: I want you to want me… Read More
2019-03-09 10:00
New Series I’m starting a new series called the Saturday Inspirational For Fibromyalgia. Each week, I’ll be posting something inspirational on Saturday to help raise our spirits… Read More
2019-03-06 10:00
If you are going through a hard time right now, I want to give you 50 good reasons why you need to be strong and why you need to stick around. You are a soul worth having on this earth Long… Read More
Communication Skills
2019-02-25 10:00
Ah, communication. What a tricky thing you are. When you’re a person living with Chronic Pain (PwCP), you get asked the same question quite frequently. How are you? And my standard re… Read More
Managing My Mental Illness
2019-02-21 10:00
I have Bipolar Disorder and have talked about it before on my blog. It’s not something I hide but I don’t really discuss it much either so I thought I’d share a bit more ab… Read More
Fibromyalgia And Loneliness
2019-02-17 10:00
Having a chronic illness like Fibromyalgia can be a very isolating experience. Many of us used to work and found a lot of our social life revolved around our jobs, whether it was getting tog… Read More
Another Offering Of Joy
2019-02-11 21:31
It seems like all of us are looking for more joy in our lives. Appreciation is one of the easiest ways to feel better right away. No matter what is going on in your life, you can always find… Read More
Chronic Illness And Anxiety
2019-02-08 10:00
When you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic illness, you may feel as if you’ve lost control over your future. The stress of learning to deal with doctors and specialists, coping wi… Read More
The February Poem
2019-02-04 10:00
The shortest month it seems to me the one that goes by so quickly Is often dark and gloomy…wet Winter-ish, not quite Spring yet My hummingbirds return to feed I give them all the fo… Read More
Invisible Illness – But You Look Fine!
2019-01-30 10:00
One of the hardest parts of living with an Invisible Illness such as Fibromyalgia, MS, Ehlers Danlos, etc. is that you quite often look just fine on the outside, while your insides are screa… Read More
Fibromyalgia – In Tune With Our Bodies
2019-01-25 10:00
I’ve been thinking lately of how lucky I am that despite the fact I live with Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Invisible Illnesses, I’m actually quite hea… Read More
Do Migraine Glasses Really Work
2019-01-22 10:00
Today’s post is from Guest Author John Martinez. John  is a writer from California who sufferers from chronic headaches and occasional migraines. He works for Axon Optics, showin… Read More
Chronic Pain And The End Of Life
2019-01-17 10:00
Chronic Pain can be so debilitating that you may sometimes wish for an end to it all. Although I will touch on assisted suicide in this post, it’s also never too early to have your pl… Read More
Surgical Solutions And Resilience
2019-01-13 10:00
If you read my last post, you know that I live with a number of health issues, and have for many years. What I didn’t talk about was a more recent issue that has come up involving a bu… Read More
Refresher Course
2019-01-09 11:00
I thought I’d start out the year with a refresher course on the conditions I live with and how blogging has had such an impact in my life. Because of my blogging, I have had chances to… Read More

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