“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” Lao Tzu The past many months have been a time of great learning for me. At the time of course, I didn’t know I [...]

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Do you ever get the feeling after visiting your doctor that you could have very little to do with your healthcare future unless you stand up for yourself? Did you know that you CAN make choices and get involved beyond what your doc is telling you to do? It could mean the difference in how [...]

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Sleep is one of, if not the most overlooked aspects to having more good days as a chronic pain and illness warrior. I know with myself, interrupted sleep patterns was one of the diagnostic red flags my doctor used to confirm my diagnoses of fibromyalgia. If you are not getting good, restorative sleep, for a [...]

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I was on a social site last night and read a comment from a Fibro Friend who asked: (paraphrasing) “Does anyone else on here put off going to the doctor. Sometimes I wait too long to go, because I think I need to have a really good reason. I have a foot injury and still [...]

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People consider me a very positive person, and one who adds inspiration and light to their life. Spiritual, heartfelt pursuits, dried up inside me 6 months ago, upon the convergence of a devastating new diagnoses of Lichen Sclerosus, new symptoms of IBS and IC and some other very difficult life circumstances that just took me [...]

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I have been a blogger for some time now, and as I reflect back, it’s probably over 7 years when I add in all the articles and forums I wrote on. It’s been a long time since I have posted here. I took some time and started another blog and got very wrapped up in [...]

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When you have Fibro and Chronic Pain  like we do, you’re always in search of inspiration and resources right? Felicia is someone who took her “illness” on with an attitude of self empowerment that I related to immediately. We always have a CHOICE each moment as to how we are going to respond, react and [...]

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Hiromi Shinya, MD is well known as the developer of the field of colonoscopic surgery (the Shinya Technique). He performed the first non-invasive colon surgery. Using his own invention of the colonoscope, he discovered the ability to both examine and operate on the colon without abdominal incision. Dr. Shinya is Clinical Professor of Surgery at [...]

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My personal connection to Adelle Davis is one I that I feel rather obligated to pay forward as a legacy of sorts; one of great importance, because one single person made such an impact on the future of the way we think about food and our bodies. I was raised in the 60′s when Adelle [...]

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I am writing this very personal story in hopes that I can help someone to get out of pain. For years I prayed and searched for an answer..and finally found it after much suffering. This is my story. When I was in my late 20’s and early 30’s I was a health disaster. I had [...]