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

Winter vibes

This winter started with an extremely cold snap in December and now we are having a weird warm breeze float in. The weather is particularly confused. So my brain and body are also particularly confused and have been throwing out a whole lot of pain. There has been a whole lot of snow happening here. … Continue reading Winter vibes

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

Fibromyalgia and the Fight-Flight-Freeze Response

The two other posts in Mini-Series: Getting to know your Fight, Flight and Freeze responseWays to calm your fight or flight response I was curious what sort of research there was on Fibromyalgia and our automatic nervous system (ANS) triggering the Fight, Flight or Freeze response. My curiosity comes from the fact that some symptoms … Continue reading Fibromyalgia and the Fight-Flight-Freeze Response

Weird symptoms: Abrupt arm muscular weakness

So I have been working hard on my vestibular therapy. And as a consequence, I have also needed physiotherapy because I do not have the best joint stability due to joint hypermobility syndrome. I have made great progress when it comes to my balance in the VRT (Vestibular therapy) and in motion tolerance (moving my … Continue reading Weird symptoms: Abrupt arm muscular weakness