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Meet an author Monday!

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Follow as many authors as you like. Just follow the Linky list and hop from author to author. The idea is to find as many "new to you" authors as you can, and hopefully some great new reading material as well. Leave a comment as you hop from blog to blog! We'd love to chat with you!


Follow the Meet an author Monday host (Cali Cheer Mom) along with any of the wonderfully talented authors on the list.You will need to enter your name and blog url into the Linky tool.Grab our super cute button and place it in a post. (THIS IS IMPORTANT!) If you don't create a post for the hop, your readers won't have a place to comment, and the hop will stop with you. So create a post, paste in the Linky code and start hopping!The purpose of the hop is to meet "new to you" authors and discover great new reads. Follow as many authors as you can. Leave a comment and introduce yourself!If you'd like to share the Linky…

Taking Care

Care takers are a strange breed.  They seem to have a bountiful amount of energy, are always cheerful, and can do just about anything when it comes to taking care of the sick.  They are amazing and truly can't be thanked enough for what they do.

My life has blessed me with the understandings of both sides of the fence, I am a care taker and I receive care taking for myself on occasions.  This understanding gives me great perspective when it comes to asking for help when I need it.  I never used to ask for help.  I always thought that if I couldn't handle something it was a sign of weakness on my part.  Even if the job over powered my physical strength, like lifting a compact washer on top of a compact dryer, I still thought that I should be able to do it when asked.

As a side note... Anyonecan lift a compact washer on top of a compact dryer, all on their own, (even if they are 100 pounds soaking wet) if they are pissed off enough at their boss for asking such a stupid thing.


Lisa's Story

There is no doubt that Fibromyalgia is a real disease and there is real pain associated with it.  People deal with this pain differently.  Some keep it to themselves, others talk about it.  I hope that no one else out there deals with it like Lisa did, though. 

I came across her story this evening and it was sad.  Those that read my blog regularly know that I like to keep things upbeat on here because there is too much negativity in the world, especially for Fibro sufferers.  But this one got to me and I have to share it.  It's terrible that this poor gal had to suffer on her own for so long without a loving support system in place.  I wish Lisa never had to go through that type of pain, it's an awful thing to feel like you are totally alone.

My heart goes out to her husband and I hope this story helps others.

Stay fabulous!
Love and friendship,


Lisa's Story

Fall Cleanup and Fibromyalgia

I've always loved fall because the trees look like an artist spilled oil paints all over them.  It makes hikes during this time of year so worthwhile because the scenery is really rich with color.  Wearing bulky sweaters, boots, and stylish hats due to the cool weather is a nice bonus too.

Fall can be fun for many wonderful activities, but some fall activities can be, well, a pain in the neck.  Fall cleanup is one of those activities and so is any type of home improvement.  If any of you had the kind of weather we had over the summer, chances are you didn't get much done due to the extreme heat.  Hot temperatures don't let you get much painting or cleaning done.  It's even hard to mow your lawn in hot temperatures because you can scorch your grass if you cut it too low.

Having said that, some may think that the Fall is the best time of year to catch up.  It is, but if you have Fibro, remember to pace yourself.  Rome was not built in a day so your house doesn't need…

Fibromyalgia, Pregnancy, and the Pain of Finding Information

I came across a rather upsetting article last night.  It upset me so much that it's the topic for today...

Fibromyalgia, Pregnancy, and the absolute pain of trying to find correct information on it.

A long while back I decided that my goal in life would be to put as much of a positive spin as I could on any negative subject matter that I find appalling.  Finding insufficient or down right incorrect information that is slanted towards the negative side of life due to Fibromyalgia is most definitely a subject that requires a positive and informative spin.

Now don't get me wrong, people are entitled to their opinions but when it comes to writing articles or blog entries that are out there for the public to see, I'm sorry, your opinion cannot count.  As a writer it is your duty to inform people-- period.  You can put your own words into it, you can say how you feel, but by NO means should you write an article stating that there is only one way to look at things.  Nor should yo…

Best Fibromyalgia Blogs and Websites - fibromyalgia -

This was something very exciting for me to come across and I want to thank each and every one of my loyal readers for this honor. I'm not sure how I got nominated for this wonderful list, but I'm truly touched. This is a great honor, but it could have never happened without all of you, my dear readers. So, as you read up on the Best Fibro blogs, give yourself a pat on the back too! Thank you all again!
Stay fabulous! Love and friendship,
Best Fibromyalgia Blogs and Websites - fibromyalgia -