Fibromyalgia · Health

Facing Depression and Anxiety

Many people who suffer from chronic pain and fibromyalgia, also suffer from depression and anxiety. So this week, I have asked my friend Jess Bongiorno to share about the topic. If you have been following this blog for a while, you may remember that she had written encouraging words before about facing depression.  Click to… Continue reading Facing Depression and Anxiety

Fibromyalgia · Health

How to Push Past Pain to Produce Passion

Fibro Pain vs. Passion As if the pain of fibromyalgia isn’t enough, the effect of said pain can wreak havoc on our personal lives. You see, it’s not just pain like a headache or even a broken bone. This pain is constant with no hope of ending. And to make matters worse the pain does not… Continue reading How to Push Past Pain to Produce Passion

Fibromyalgia · Health

Pill Drill: Never Forget Your Medicine Again

  “This is a sponsored post. I have been compensated by the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. All opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.”   “Did you forget to take your medicine?” “Honey, did I take my medicine?” “How long has it been since I took some ….?” Have you heard or… Continue reading Pill Drill: Never Forget Your Medicine Again

Fibromyalgia · Health

Exercise ~ The Impossible Dream, Part 2

Exercise ~ Gentle movements, Part 2 We’ve been talking about that impossible dream for fibromyalgia sufferers: exercise  Gentle movement is what we are looking for here. Forget the old adage “No Pain, No Gain”. We do not want to add pain, we want to just get the muscles moving again. Did you see the previous… Continue reading Exercise ~ The Impossible Dream, Part 2

Fibromyalgia · Health

Animal-Assisted Therapy for Chronic Pain

Touch is a very important part of life ~ pain or no pain. Studies show that we need the human touch from others to maintain a healthy emotional state of mind. I read a study that said you need 8 hugs a day just to maintain your emotional health. When you suffer due to chronic pain,… Continue reading Animal-Assisted Therapy for Chronic Pain

Fibromyalgia · Health

Fibromyalgia ~ Diagnosis

Wait.  I’ve heard it so many times over the last four years. And it never has become easier to hear.  Getting a diagnosis is a long process. There were 6 weeks of waiting while my primary care doctor tried different medications to ease my pain. Then there were blood labs to wait for. Finally, the doctor decided… Continue reading Fibromyalgia ~ Diagnosis

fmf · For Those in Ministry · Health · Random Thoughts

5 Directives for Rest

Rest is our greatest commodity, but we seldom take advantage of it. {Tweet} Rest is a time for reconditioning, a time to refuel, a time to release tensions. {Tweet} Remember when you were small and momma would make you take a nap? Or you would play so hard that when she put you in the high… Continue reading 5 Directives for Rest

Health · Hymns · Random Thoughts

How our Faith Holds Through the Trials

Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil.  He prowls around like a roaring lion,  looking for someone to devour.  Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith.  Remember that your family of believers all over the world  is going through the same kind of suffering you are. In His kindness God… Continue reading How our Faith Holds Through the Trials