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What I learnt from mindfulness in 2019

Happy New Year! I can't wait to share what I learnt from mindfulness in 2019 It feels like just a few months ago that I was sitting on a deserted beach in Ecuador writing this post for 2018, yet here we are again! 2019 has been a transformational year for me in many ways, and…
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The problem with the “magic bullet” cure

You and I both know there’s no magic pill for chronic pain or chronic fatigue. Yet, even when we’re ready to try complementary or alternative therapies, it can be hard to move away from how we expect medication to work.  When I got strep throat as a kid, I went to the doctor, got an…
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Last-minute Chronic Illness Holiday Gift Guide (2019 update)

Some people throw up their Christmas lights and start listening to holiday playlists as soon as Halloween is over. Others…barely remember the holidays are coming just a week before. When you only have a few days left and still haven’t found the perfect gift for your loved one with a chronic illness, look no further…
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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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