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It'll Keep

When I was younger I always remembered those words being uttered from my Grandmother, It'll keep.  The reference was always in regards to a household chore or errand that had to be run.  Her thought was simple, if it wasn't needed at that very second, it could wait to be done.  She was right.

The only problem with It'll keep is the when.  When can be a big problem for Fibro sufferers because our pain determines the when at times. I can't tell you how often I hear from my family the words, "Do we have to do that now?"  The that usually refers to me cleaning the one and only bathroom or the kitchen floor, two very important areas of the house that seem to be needed 24 hours a day in my home.  I find it comical that no one seems to need anything until I start to clean.

It is then, of course, that I have to stop what I'm doing and pray to God that I don't get too stiff or tired while waiting to finish the job.  There are some occasions where this does hap…

The Facts about Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue! Some things on the web just aren't true.

In this post I will share an article I wrote in this month's The People's Press News .  This article was written after seeing a shocking Twitter post.  I wanted to set the record straight and let people know that not everything that's posted out there on the World Wide Web is true.  The article appears as the third on the page entitled The Facts about Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue! Some things on the web just aren't true.  


Stay Fabulous!

Love and Friendship,



Kimberley

True Balance and Fibromyalgia

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I don't share too many books in this blog.  It's usually because I don't get much of a chance to read books that have words in them too often.  Little kids tend to find words pretty boring, you know.  But this book has me sneaking the flashlight into the bedroom because it's that good!

I'll admit that the subject matter is geared towards the New Age crowd because it deals with chakras, but this book is really great for Fibromyalgia sufferers.  It doesn't go into great detail about the history of chakras and it isn't filled with a bunch of meditative exercises that you need to do when you have a quiet moment.  I like to meditate-- don't get me wrong, however, I'd probably be old and gray if I waited for a quiet moment to practice any new form of meditation.

There is nothing wrong with meditation.  It's a great way to relax.  I've used it many times during my B.C. (Before Children) years.  I was able to keep my chakras in line and even fix wea…

Life Interrupted | It's Not All About Me...

I met Chris recently at a social book marketing network on the net and became instantly intrigued by his message. He does not have Fibromyalgia, however, he understands what can happen in a marriage when one has a chronic illness. Chris has MS and it unfortunately destroyed his first marriage. He, like all sufferers at one point in the life of their disease, took on the poor me outlook. This outlook usually does not bode well for relationships. In fact, it usually makes them short-lived. That was the case for Chris.

Since then, Mr. Tatevosian has written a book about relationships and chronic illness entitled Life Interrupted, It's Not All About Me. He also does motivational speaking events around the Mass area and even hosts his own radio show called Winning Life Through Pain. All are geared towards relationships and chronic illness.

Chris's message really hits home for all chronic sufferers, including fibromites. I encourage you all to take a look at his site. He is…

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This is something worth looking into. Something that mimics a human thumb to massage trigger points of Fibromyalgia. This sounds great!


Stay fabulous,
Love and friendship,


Kimberley

Remembrance of Foods Past

Remembrance of Foods Past

I thought I'd discuss Comfort Foods today because it's a topic I haven't done in a long time. Above is an article dedicated to comfort foods for Senior Citizens. The writer makes a lot of good points that I've been expressing to my family and friends. I just haven't discussed them here since Senior care is a little off topic.

However, the idea of comfort foods also applies to Fibro sufferers. I went on an elimination diet when I was first diagnosed because I was convinced that a lot of the foods I was eating at the time were, put simply, killing me. I started with easy things, like eliminating boxed foods, such as mac & cheese. This was a great help. I started feeling a lot better and didn't want to look back, but I had this nagging feeling that would creep up on me from time to time. I couldn't help but feel like I was missing something. It was an awful feeling that at times left me depressed.

The reason why I felt t…