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Instead of using a handbasket, rely on a shopping cart when buying groceries – even if you’re purchasing just a few items. Carrying a laden basket is not only heavy, but it pulls your body to one side, which can … Continue reading
Before shopping for clothes or accessories, write down all the changes that your body experiences during different weather patterns, flares, and so on. Carry the list with you, so you can refer to it while shopping. This can help you … Continue reading
Got an upcoming dental appointment? Start applying a little extra lip balm a week or so in advance: it’ll help prevent cracked lips during the cleaning and exam.
Stock up on plain frozen vegetables during sales, especially if preparing fresh veggies is rough on your arms and hands. Frozen vegetables are easier to carry than canned, and they’re far more versatile. Look for options without added ingredients, like … Continue reading
Take a minute today to confirm any reservations and appointments you have over the next week or so: healthcare visits, pet boarding, travel plans, restaurant plans, and so on. Better safe than sorry, especially during such a hectic time of … Continue reading
Allow yourself extra time to get anywhere you need to go today. Streets and parking lots are crowded with holiday shoppers, and many people are facing seasonal stress and anxiety – which can lead to bad decision-making and flared tempers. … Continue reading
[Before you read today's post, please go back and read (or re-read) "Holiday Crowds and Self-Care." Much of what I wrote there pertains directly to holiday shopping - planning your trip, making the best use of available resources, transportation - … Continue reading
Falling temperatures don’t just signal winter’s approach: many of us find that cold weather exacerbates our fibromyalgia symptoms, increasing our levels of fatigue and pain. Moreover, the dangers posed by sleet, ice, and snow conspire to keep fibromites indoors during … Continue reading