Category Archives: Holidays

Today’s Top Tip

Some people love the sights and sounds of holiday fireworks; unfortunately, others find that the noise and bright lights can exacerbate stress and anxiety. If you’re in the latter group, try to find additional opportunities for self-care this week. This … Continue reading

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Today’s Top Tip

Remember to love yourself. It won’t solve every problem and it won’t cure your fibromyalgia, but it’s a good start.

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Today’s Top Tip

Happy Mardi Gras! In celebration, do something a little different today – whatever that means to you. Sing a song, wear bright lipstick, buy some flowers: anything that makes you a little happier.

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Today’s Top Tip

It’s tempting to go overboard making New Year’s resolutions – and hard not to beat yourself up for failing to accomplish them. This year, try to keep just one resolution: “In 2013, I will do a better job of treating … Continue reading

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Today’s Top Tip

Feeling a little low after Christmas has come and gone? Eat an extra serving – or two! – of fruits and vegetables today: it will give you an energizing lift (and keep you from the leftover cookies).

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How’s It Going?

In Taking Stock and Moving Forward, we paused to consider Thanksgiving – what worked, what didn’t – and how those experiences could shape future holiday celebrations. Well, now that Christmas is over (and Kwanzaa is beginning!), it’s a good time … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Carry On

Well, it’s the last weekend before Christmas (and the world didn’t end), which means that many of us are becoming just a little bit panicky about the amount of work that needs to be accomplished over the next day or … Continue reading

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Holiday Essentials and Self-Care

It’s that time again: Yule, Christmas, and Kwanzaa are all coming up over the next several days, with New Year’s following on their heels. And that’s assuming the apocalypse doesn’t occur! No wonder people – and especially fibromites – are … Continue reading

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Holidays and Houseguests

Often during the holidays we find ourselves hosting or being hosted by friends or family. And this can be a wonderful thing! It’s all too rare that we get to spend enough time with those we love most, so these … Continue reading

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Holiday Travel and Self-Care

Although I maintain (and regularly add to) a page full of travel suggestions, a discussion of holiday travel – with all its special challenges and opportunities – seems appropriate today. As always, the most important suggestion I can make is … Continue reading

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