I’m exhilerated. I’m amazed. I’m middle-aged and I’m still building new brain pathways! When I started playing this mind game, which helps me fall asleep, I thought I must have been taught it by someone. But no one I've asked has ever heard of it. I googled it, and couldn't find it. So, maybe I… Continue reading How to Grow Brain Cells
Dream. Believe. Lead. Even if you are not personally interested in becoming a skilled leader/advocate, please take just one minute to pass this on right now to everyone you think might be interested. Those of us who suffer from pain NEED leaders now, to help us achieve our dream of a better future for everyone who has fibromyalgia… Continue reading Leaders, we need YOU!
I’ve learned to listen to the weather report daily. I’ve also learned to consult my priorities frequently. I have to know what is, and what is not absolutely essential for living a good life. I have to always ask, whether this thing I'm doing or planning to do is essential. When I involve myself in the inessentials, it turns… Continue reading Weather and Seasons are Changeable, so are Priorities
Do this right now, it takes less than a minute. Extend your arm (it doesn't matter which one), palm up, as if you're a cop motioning traffic to stop. With your other hand, pull your fingers toward yourself until you feel a gentle stretch on the under side of your forearm. Hold for 10 seconds… Continue reading Relaxing Forearm Stretch
In most cases, these factors will help alleviate fibromyalgia symptoms: Restorative sleep Moderate physical activity Warm baths Warm and dry weather and the following factors will make symptoms worse: Non-restorative sleep Fatigue Overwork Physical inactivity Stress Anxiety Cold and damp Managing fibromyalgia can be exhausting, because it involves making lifestyle changes. To help you reduce exhaustion,… Continue reading Aggravating and Alleviating Factors in Fibromyalgia
Every now and then, it’s good to think about where your head is sitting in relationship to your spine. Your brain, after all, weighs about 3 pounds and the skull adds a couple more pounds. Carry around a 5 pound sack of flour, and pretty soon you’ll want someone else to carry it for you.… Continue reading Cheap Trick to get your neck to Surrender tension