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Track your way to better health – symptom tracker for chronic illness

How long have you been trying to get well? How many medications, diets, and life hacks have you tried without much success?  How many hours have you spent going to different doctors, therapists, nutritionists, and more?  And now the final question, how can you possibly keep track of all this?  I’ve been there. I tried…
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Fibromyalgia Mystery: A Detective Story

I love British mysteries, and I think that the fibromyalgia mystery can play out in much the same way. I love to see how the murder plays out in detective series. It’s fascinating to watch how each detective goes about their way of solving each complex case. I love the part when the killer is…
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The Benefits Of Food Journaling (Plus) Daily Food Log Printable

Too often, most of what we eat or drink is on autopilot. Whether you’re driving, on-the-go, or had a bad day—it can be difficult to remember everything you consume. One way to track what you eat and drink throughout the day is with a daily food log. The process is simple, write down or track…
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30 Day Mindfulness Challenge (2019 update)

This is a repost of my 30-day mindfulness challenge back in 2013! Re-reading this made me remember this day on the mountain, and my inspiration for the challenge, perfectly. It's also amazing to see how much progress I've made with my health, my yoga practice, and living a mindful life in the last six years.…
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Getting Fit With Fibromyalgia

Exercise is one thing medical experts suggest you do when you have chronic pain. But getting fit with fibromyalgia isn't easy. Not only does physical activity help modulate pain in the body, but helps increase endorphins. Fibromites and patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Myalgic Encephalitis and Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (CFS/ME/SEID) are found to have…
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6 Yoga Poses To Reduce Fatigue

When you’re living with a chronic illness,  you know what it’s like to feel depleted with no energy left. If you suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, you deal with this fatigue on a daily basis. Yet other conditions, such as Fibromyalgia or Lyme can also leave you feeling less energized on a regular basis. Researchers…
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How to Keep Your Pelvic Floor Healthy

The pelvic floor muscles help us control our posture and urinary and bowel movements. As we age, our pelvic floor naturally weakens, and this is compounded by pregnancy and childbirth. A strong pelvic floor can help counteract issues like incontinence (involuntary peeing, like when you have a powerful sneeze). How to keep your pelvic floor healthy isn't…
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Does yoga help fibromyalgia pain?

"Have you tried yoga?" is a running joke in the chronic illness community. I've been writing about (and doing!) yoga for so long now that it's hard to remember that there was a time when I was very sceptical about the benefits of yoga for fibromyalgia pain. Does yoga help fibromyalgia pain? In this article,…
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Always On – How technology affects your health

In an effort to help my fibro symptoms before my birthday, I decided to try a five-day experiment on how technology affects your health. I vowed to unplug for two hours in the afternoon and do something quiet. That meant reading books, reading magazines, doing crossword puzzles and otherwise avoiding anything technological. I’ll be honest…
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How to Travel Stress Free

I have spent most of the last seven years travelling, and in that time I've become an expert on how to travel stress-free. Most of the time, anyways. On my trips,  there were times when I felt like I had all the energy in the world; I could climb a mountain, go for a run,…
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