My experience with fibromyalgia and mild/moderate exercise

The one thing consistently recommended for fibromyalgia is exercise. The one thing we would rather not do is exercise because of the pain and fatigue it causes and the post exercise malaise as well. And yet, for me, it is a necessary evil regardless of how difficult it is. But it is quite difficult. It … Continue reading My experience with fibromyalgia and mild/moderate exercise

Pursuing better well-being with Mayv and developing healthy habits

“I have been given this product as part of a product review. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company." I started using the Mayv app every single day to see what it would do to help improve my overall … Continue reading Pursuing better well-being with Mayv and developing healthy habits

Chronic pain and CBD, THC, and CBD/THC treatment research

I'm Canadian so cannabis is entirely legal here. Ever since it became legal here I have explored it for different types of pain. From CBD, to CBD/THC, to THC. Rubs, creams, capsules, joints, and edibles. Both CBD and THC are listed to be used for pain. So when we are looking to have something to … Continue reading Chronic pain and CBD, THC, and CBD/THC treatment research

Creative pursuits and how it helps cope with chronic pain

I have used art and creativity to cope with chronic pain since I have had chronic pain. I started with journals when I was young. I went to writing fiction. Then blogging. Poetry. And then drawing and painting. It has nothing to do with being good at it. It has to do with being able … Continue reading Creative pursuits and how it helps cope with chronic pain

March spring and incorporating new coping strategies

Time for A Chronic Voice Linkup! Prompts for March: IncorporatingBreathingSmilingStoppingRelishing Something about March always tricks my brain into thinking it is Spring. Around here that is never the case. But this year it sure does feel like it. It is warm and the snow is melting. It is so nice. But it could be a … Continue reading March spring and incorporating new coping strategies

Survival mode with chronic pain and the lack of options we have in society

I have blogged about survival mode before. This is when we push through the pain long-term and get to a state where all other aspects of our lives shrink, we only do what is fundamentally necessary to exist and life is Just an existence. We do what we must and crash and burn at the … Continue reading Survival mode with chronic pain and the lack of options we have in society