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The Chronically Ill’s Prayer for a Job

Based on 'A Mothers Prayer for Her Daughter' by Tina Fey.  First Lord; nothing too stressful, may neither the words fast-paced nor competitive environment grace the sentences of the job description. May I be respected, but not admired, for it is the admiration that brings the extra hours on Friday evening when a coworker needs…
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Radical Empathy

Over the last month, I've participated and listened in on a number of conversations around racism, discrimination, and empathy in our communities at home and around the world. Many people with chronic illnesses are highly sensitive people, and I know for me it was hard to read the news some days, and hard to have…
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The best foods to eat before and after yoga class

What should you eat before yoga and after yoga class?  When you're going to be moving your body in new ways, it's important to eat in a way that won't make you feel sick during class and will help you recover after. Yoga and food – things to Remember Food can take around 3 hours…
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Emotional trauma and chronic pain

This is a personal opinion essay about emotional abuse and chronic pain. The writer of this piece is not a mental health professional, nor are the editors of this blog. If you think you have been emotionally abused, please reach out to a mental health professional in your area, or seek out an online counselling…
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Not another silly pandemic meditation

It's the sequel you never asked for... A silly pandemic meditation – Part 2:  If you missed my first funny pandemic meditation, you can watch it here. I hope these videos give you a much needed chuckle! Here is the video transcript: Start today by allowing yourself to tune into your thoughts. That's all…
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What is Oska Pulse and does it help Fibromyalgia Pain?

Oska Pulse is a new therapy to help chronic pain patients. Fibromyalgia patients will go to great lengths to alleviate their pain and fatigue, trying a number of therapies and medications. Some of these therapies can be pricey or come with unwanted side effects. In some cases, the therapy may not work, even after a…
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A Funny Pandemic Meditation

I hope this funny pandemic meditation gives you a laugh in lockdown! Read the transcript below:    Beginning to bring your attention to your body and to your breath. Maybe rocking from sit bone to sit bone, giving each side of your bottom a break, for maybe the first time today. Let's take a…
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A Breathing Meditation for Stronger Lungs

Breathing meditation for lung strength This breathing meditation for stronger lungs is a beautiful practice for those who are concerned about COVID-19. It's also wonderful for anyone with asthma or lung health issues and is a great tool to use during cold and flu season to help your body recover faster from bronchial illnesses. Below…
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4 Best Yoga Poses for Lyme Disease

If you have Lyme disease, practising yoga can help you ease some of your symptoms. Studies show that mindful meditation and yoga can significantly help to reduce pain as well as increase the ability to deal with uncomfortable sensations. However, like any form of exercise, if you have Lyme disease, it’s especially essential to practise…
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