4 Ways to Keep Spirits Up When in Chronic Pain

Dealing with chronic pain is literally no fun. One of the hardest things for me to do when I was at my worst pain levels for so long was to stay positive. There was no light at the end of the tunnel. There was no glimpse of ever having a pain-free or even pain tolerable day again. Once I realized …

cravings

How do you Combat Cravings?

Cravings are the downfall for most people when they’re trying to change their diet. There are a lot of theories on what causes cravings ranging from habit, mineral deficiencies and even a form of gut bacteria called candida (which can be the hardest to combat! More about that at another time!) SO, what is the best way to combat cravings …

Why Sleep Is Important for Fibromyalgia Patients

As I was driving to work this morning I had a sudden realization that I was singing to the song on the radio. I stopped for a minute and smiled as I thought about when the last time was that I spiritedly sang as I drove. Anyone not suffering from fibromyalgia might not understand the gravity of this but to …

Can Fibromyalgia Be Cured?

Whether fibromyalgia can be cured or not is most definitely a loaded question!  I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked how I cured my fibromyalgia and in truth there isn’t an easy or simple answer. First of all, I definitely haven’t ‘cured’ it. It’s not gone and it will never go away completely. This means I …

Thyroid Woas

Yesterday I went back to my Dr for a follow up visit. About a month and a half ago I had some genetic testing done and it was found that I had some genetic issues that they wanted to take care of so he gave me some supplements to help with those. I also had a nodule on my thyroid …

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is said to be as restorative as a good night of sleep. Yoga Nidra actually means Yogic Sleep. It isn’t the typical thing that you think of when you picture someone doing yoga. I was describing it to my guy and he’s like, “so you go to yoga to lay on the floor and sleep?” Basically that is …

Medical Medium Detox!

The Medical Medium aka Anthony William is an amazing gifted man who blessed us all with his knowledge when he wrote his book, Medical Medium. I had been hearing about this book in my health coaching circles and thought that it sounded good so added to the list of many on my Amazon wish list. I didn’t actually buy it …

Q&A: When Life Gets in the Way

Question: Stephanie, help me, after being so sick, I am now ‘on my way home because of an unexpected’ death. My body is falling apart in spite of doing all I can.

7 Tips for a More Restful Sleep

I had SUCH a hard time sleeping a few years ago that I had to go to a sleep specialist and do a sleep study. They hook you up to all kinds of machines and put sensors on your head, face and legs. They put a belt with wires and cables around your waist and they put a sensor in …

Living with Fibromyalgia is Hard!

My Story As I sit here and type to you I am in pain. To be honest with you, I am pretty much always in at least mild pain. As hard as I have worked and as healthy as I have gotten, I have yet to really know a day without fibromyalgia. If the pain is low and the fatigue …

Stop Getting Mad for No Reason

I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. Have you ever gotten mad at someone for not doing something that you wanted them to do even though you never expressly told them what it was that you were expecting from them? I have a few family members, who shall remain nameless that get upset with people because they don’t act …