Validating The Complexities of Illness

Often, the true complexities of living with chronic illness are overlooked or never addressed. But just because that happens, doesn’t mean it should.

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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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The Art of Letting Go When You’re Sick

After a year long hiatus, I recently returned to therapy. And one of the first things my Therapist asked me was if I had finally let go of looking for jobs. It was something I did, almost weekly, for many years after becoming too sick to work. Inevitably, it always made me feel worse, not […]

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Too Sick to Clean? 17 Tips to Make Cleaning Easier.

After a very sudden and tumultuous family situation, good old Fibro decided I needed a flare, too. I try to focus on being grateful that my body allows me to deal with emergent situations and that if need be, I can actually get through them. Inevitably, however, once through such issues, Fibro always knocks me […]

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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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Chronic Illness Never Takes a Day Off…(funny pic)

Chronic Illness never takes a day off. It’s finally sunny and 70 in Massachusetts today. How am I spending this absolutely gorgeous day? Sleeping, in pain, sitting on the couch watching tv, trying not to be sick. So I just have to say:

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Fibro is SO Much More Than Pain

May is, coincidentally, awareness month for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and mental health. Or maybe it isn’t coincidental at all. Anyone who lives with chronic illness & pain, Fibro or CFS is very likely all too familiar with how disease affects one’s mental health. It produces a myriad of thoughts and emotions that are […]

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