Fibromyalgia & the New You: How to Begin Restructuring Your Life After a Loss of “Self” (Part 1)

A decade ago, the word fibromyalgia didn’t exist in my vocabulary.  To be honest, my relationship with illness was that I was never ill in any serious way.  I lived to work and study, which eventually jeopardized relationships.  That way of functioning, however, was what I was taught growing up.  You were suppose to disregard all else in … Continue reading Fibromyalgia & the New You: How to Begin Restructuring Your Life After a Loss of “Self” (Part 1)

Mental Health | Self-Help

Mental Health/Self-Help 9 Types (Enneagram) Art Counseling (in Italian) Beautiful Brown Baby Doll Bella DePaulo, “The Top 10 Myths About Single People” Best Online Dating Sites and Services (ConsumerAffairs) Casa Internazionale delle Donne (in Italian) Coaches Collective International DBT Self-Help Eating Disorder Hope Expressive Media Knit on the Net: Therapeutic Knitting Prolific Living TedTalks The … Continue reading Mental Health | Self-Help

FMS | The Moments You Love to Hate: How to Deal with Flare-ups Before & After They Happen

This picture is a summary of my present state. (Forgive any typographical errors below. I am tired.) There is a reason fibromyalgia is considered an invisible illness.  If you were to meet me in my everyday life, more than likely it would not be evident to you that I have an illness. Actually, usually when I … Continue reading FMS | The Moments You Love to Hate: How to Deal with Flare-ups Before & After They Happen

Relationship Advice

Hardly My Area of Expertise… But I Do Have My Thoughts On the Matter 😉 “Emotional Capital: It is What It is” (posted on Sept. 26, 2011; themes: repetition compulsion) “Spending Time Strategically  Avoiding…and Engaging Life” (posted on Nov. 20, 2011) “Mental Gossip…Allowances & No Rewind” (posted on Jan. 4, 2012; themes: DBT/anxiety management/cognitive reframing) … Continue reading Relationship Advice