Time for a break

So I am going to take an extended leave from blogging on this site. I am going to take it down for a bit and put up something different in its place... and still have everything stored. While I decide if I want to continue with it... or not. I will keep all the social … Continue reading Time for a break

The life lesson fibromyalgia gave me about happiness

Fibromyalgia and chronic pain, in general, are extremely hard to cope with long-term. We learn some serious resiliency, often the hard way. Sort of get sick of needing to be resilient sometimes. After that rocky road, and falling off a few cliffs there, I learned some things about happiness. Not like I am particularly wise. … Continue reading The life lesson fibromyalgia gave me about happiness

Disabled: what a waste of your Potential, Smarty-Pants

There is something about migraine disease hitting in your more productive years as a human that is an insult to some people (starting for me when I was 20 and full-on chronic mid-20's and going on strong into my 40's- but certainly not always the case in others). Or maybe chronic pain itself is the … Continue reading Disabled: what a waste of your Potential, Smarty-Pants

Ways to calm your fight or flight response

First two posts in this mini series on stress responses and pain Getting to know your Fight, Flight and Freeze responseFibromyalgia and the Fight-Flight-Freeze Response So from my first post, we are aware our Fight/Flight/Freeze response is triggered from a perceived threat. And it is good to be aware of what these stress responses are … Continue reading Ways to calm your fight or flight response

Getting to know your Fight, Flight and Freeze response

I wanted to go over this response system in order to write a related post next week. When that post is complete I will link it to the bottom of this one, and vice versa. It is just I do not want the length to deter anyone from digging into the depth of this topic. … Continue reading Getting to know your Fight, Flight and Freeze response