7 reasons summer is the worst

7 reasons summer is the worst

It’s that time again. Time for sun, sweat, and bugs. Time to run the AC nonstop while you close the blinds and pretend you live in a cave. Time for swollen hands and legs and increased pain levels. Ah, there’s nothing like the magic of summer. If you’re lucky enough to live in a climate […]

5 kitchen and cooking tips for fibromyalgia

5 kitchen and cooking tips for fibromyalgia

When you have Fibromyalgia or any other chronic illness it’s really important to eat healthy, but cooking from scratch often seems like a daunting task. Some days it’s too tiring to stand, some days your hands are too stiff to cooperate, some days your pain levels are too high, and some days you are just […]

7 surprising ways to exercise with chronic pain

7 surprising ways to exercise with chronic pain

When you live with chronic pain or Fibromyalgia all you hear is exercise exercise exercise. Because when just getting out of bed is accomplishment, of course you should go running because it will surely be good for you. Because this advice just won’t go away, I’ve come up with a few things that I do […]

6 every day things that are a big deal when you live with chronic pain

6 things that are a big deal when you have chronic pain

In last week’s post I threw in a line that I didn’t think too much of at the time. And you, your life depends on how bad the weather is that day, or how long it takes you to recover from standing in line at the DMV, or whether or not the doctor screwed up your […]

when your chronic illness leaves you feeling alone

When your chronic illness leaves you feeling alone

There’s a moment when it hits you, that because of your illness you’ve been forgotten. You’ve tried to stay around, to not disappear every time your pain level spikes, to help out other people even when you’re hurting, but it wasn’t good enough. You did everything to pretend that you were well so that you […]