Feeling Unmotivated? 17 Tips To Beat “The Lazies”

Oh boy. Who here struggles with feeling unmotivated? Raise your hand! I just raised both. The other day I was texting with my best friend Sue and I asked her if she struggles with motivation; because not only is Sue full of energy, but she’s also healthy. I feel like I often forget what it […]

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10 Affordable Ways to Brighten That Room You Never Leave!

Most of us, (that I know), that are chronically ill are either mostly home bound or at least spend an awful lot of time there. As such, it can get pretty gloomy and disheartening. I certainly know I suffer from the doldrums when I’m stuck on the couch constantly. A couple years ago, during a […]

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Fifteen Super Helpful Lessons That Came From Going to Therapy

If you live with chronic illness, then likely, you’re all too familiar with the impacts it can have on your mental health. I recently wrote about the ways that Fibro and mental health issues coincide here: https://fightingwithfibro.com/2019/05/10/12-reasons-why-fibro-and-mental-health-issues-coincide/ Three years ago, in the midst of some of my darkest hours, I was finally convinced to go […]

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To Go or Not To Go; Making Plans With Chronic Illness

Happy Fourth of July!! Backyard barbecues are in full swing today and it’s our first Fourth with none of our three kids home, so I was really excited to be invited to a family barbecue with my Best Friend’s family. Estranged from most of our families and old friends, my Husband and I don’t often […]

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What It’s Like to Live and Cope With Dysautonomia

The last couple of weeks have been crazy busy and emotional, relocating my 91 year old Aunt from a challenging living situation to Assisted Living. She is settling in nicely and looks like a whole new woman, which has made it worth absolutely everything. If I haven’t said it before, I’ll say it again now: […]

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What’s Really Behind an Invisible Illness

I cannot even believe I am sharing this image, as it is, obviously, super atrocious. However, one of the reasons I write is to show ALL sides of living with chronic illness. So here it is: Yesterday, my Husband and I had to make the over 60 minute drive to handle an ongoing issue with […]

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8 Effective Pain Relievers for Living with Chronic Pain

I’m often asked what medications I use for relieving the pain and symptoms of living with multiple chronic illnesses. For that reason, I wanted to write a post outlining the medications I rely on to enable me to live, not just exist. In these past 8 years, we have pretty much tried everything. While some […]

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Essential Oil Bug Spray Recipe for Dogs

Meet Oliver…..Oliver is a Schnauzer Mix Rescue, who also happens to be an Angel in a fur suit. ❤ We also have a second dog, Lola, whom I also love dearly. But Oliver is my dog, while Lola’s favorites are my Husband and youngest Son. Oliver saved my life, when I saved him in 2016, […]

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