11 Part Fibromyalgia Guide

In this guide you will find the latest information about fibromyalgia symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and how fibromyalgia affects other aspects of your life. You will also learn how to feel better and be active despite symptoms and pain while focusing on the future with hope and purpose. What Is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is one of the…

Acknowledging The Monster of Fibromyalgia and Pain

  Learn how to accept chronic pain in your life with humor and gratitude. My world has changed considerably since chronic illness. But even though I have had rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia for nearly eight years, there are still times where I view my body as my enemy and I don’t know if I…

How to Handle Depression and Fibromyalgia

Learn the triggers of depression when living with fibromyalgia and how to overcome the symptoms. For so many with fibromyalgia, depression is a fact of life. In fact, depression is one of the most common complications of chronic illness. Just the idea of facing a long life with illness brings about uncertainty, grief, anger and…

Moody Foodie: Why Eating Well Is Crucial for Chronic Life Challenges

My favorite fifth grade teacher was Mrs. Harrison, who taught science. Really I should say she transmitted science, because we never for a moment suspected that we were learning something. She somehow exuded conceptual curiosity in a way that 10-year-olds could appreciate, enveloping us in an unfeigned cloud of passion for the laws of the…

Employment Barriers for the Chronically Ill

When you have a chronic illness, you can face troubles in the workplace. We often associate chronic illness with the elderly, but chronic illnesses are widespread among the working-age adult population. In fact, the number of chronically ill working-age adults grew by 25% in the United States from 1997 to 2006. According to the CDC, as of…