My Story

The Gift of Gratitude

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, an annual occasion to give thanks, to express gratitude — and eat your face off. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like you have a lot to be grateful for. Especially when you are in excruciating pain. I remember lots of times lying in bed in severe pain, wishing…

The Power of Journalling

Memory is a funny thing. Well, at least mine is. You think you remember how it was but in fact it wasn’t quite that way at all. Here’s an example from my life. For years I’ve remembered the time whilst I was in graduate school as the best ever. I was learning, phenomenally creative, madly…

Simple Tools Can Yield Great Results

I currently work on contract to the Alberta Medical Association. My work as a Change Management resource exposes me to a lot of physicians. Most are my clients: family doctors, surgeons, and other specialists who need help managing the change that comes with introducing new office systems. Occasionally I meet the physicians who are part…

Pain and Sleep

It’s a frosty day… and I’m in pain. But, it’s not just the cold and damp (which often trigger Fibromyalgia). It’s the lack of sleep. I woke with pain (a reaction to an OTC) at midnight and didn’t get back to sleep. 4 Hours just isn’t enough sleep. Ideally it’s 7 or 8. So, what…

Type A?

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went for an assessment at Myosymmetries. I was hoping that they’d tell me a) Yes, you have Fibromyalgia and b) we can help. Both wishs came true. But, what I didn’t expect to hear was, "You know the trouble with you Type A’s is that you’re Type…