Chronic illness and the loss of sense of self

With the loss of work and even before that, with the loss of self worth, my sense of self, disintegrated and I faltered on how to repair it. I didn't for some time. I just coasted. It has only been over the last four years I have really focused on repair and restructuring that real … Continue reading Chronic illness and the loss of sense of self

Fibromyalgia brain fog tips and tricks to try out

Brain fog is a symptom of many chronic illnesses and chronic pain. The cognitive symptoms of Fibro Fog are well know in fibromyalgia. Just seems that when we get ill and our bodies get fatigued or are fighting pain, or both, add in some lack of sleep… you get brain fog. Symptoms include: I listed … Continue reading Fibromyalgia brain fog tips and tricks to try out

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

April birthday and lifestyle changes

It is time for A Chronic Voice Link Up prompts! Prompts for April SpringingGroundingLuxuriatingDauntingSustaining Springing Spring isn't a thing here until April and sometimes even April can be 'finicky'. We just has an impressive March blizzard, for example, so that certainly was Not Spring-like. So April is a sign of Actual Spring. And while it … Continue reading April birthday and lifestyle changes

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