What works

When Pain Limits What You Can Do

There are many sucky things about chronic pain. One of the biggest is the sheer unpredictability of it. For example, 2 days ago I was able to hop in the car and drive to and from the Town of Canmore, to have lunch with my daughter. Being able to drive 2 1/2 hours round-trip doesn’t…

7 Steps To Substantially Reduce Stress!

Unemployment Soars! Another Canadian Soldier Dies In Afganistan! 7-Year Old Girl Sexually Assaulted! Crud, I so love listening to the news on my radio — NOT! It’s not like I wasn’t already feeling mucho stressed — which I KNOW because my Fibro pain has returned … and with a vengance! So, on my walk this…

What's Sex Got To Do With IT?

This post’s title is a riff on one of my fav Tina Turner tunes, “What’s Love Got To Do With It”? Well, for those of us whose chronic pain orginates from childhood sexual abuse; I’d say EVERYTHING! We’ve all heard about the Body/Mind thing. We’ve all heard about the Mind/Emotion thing. We’ve all heard about…

Fibromyalgia: Tired & Wired

Got that old ‘tired and wired’ feeling this morning because I woke at 1:00 a.m. and could not get back to sleep. I am thinking that I may need to drop my dosage of Effexor. But, first I am going to cut out doing my light therapy. Man my brain is racing but my body…

A Way To Work WITH Fibromyalgia?

After 9 months I was finally able to write a new newsletter today.  YEAH!!! That happy event took place because of, at least, three things. Less pain More energy (mainly psychic although the physical IS important) A new strategy The first two things are pretty obvious. So, I want to focus on the new writing…