Holiday Resources

Happy holidays! No matter what you celebrate, I hope you find some tips, tricks, and tools in this section that will help you thrive.

Holiday Blog Posts
It’s Coming Fast
Self-Care and Holiday Stress
Why Do We Do What We Do?
Plan the Work, Work the Plan
Holiday Planning and Your Energy Budget
What’s on Your Wish List?: A Holiday Gift Guide for Fibromites
Planning and Shopping for Holiday Meals
Cleaning and Decorating for the Holidays
Hosting Holiday Events – The Low(er)-Stress Way
Holiday Crowds and Self-Care
Holiday Shopping and Self-Care
Taking Stock and Moving Forward
Pets and Holiday Stress
Relationships, Holiday Stress, and Self-Care
Holiday Travel and Self-Care
Holidays and Houseguests
Holiday Essentials and Self-Care
Keep Calm and Carry On
How’s It Going?

Recipes and Cooking Suggestions
Holiday 2011 Recipes
All our other recipes and cooking suggestions

Webinar with Portland Fibromyalgia ME/CFS Group
Learn more about the webinar held in November 2011
Listen to the recorded presentation Unfortunately, I had the flu. Apologies for the less-than-stellar presentation.
View the presentation slides

Other Resources
There are plenty of articles and resources about fibromyalgia and the holidays: there’s a lot of redundancy, but different authors present a different spin on the issues, so I’ve gathered a small selection here. I have no relationship with any of these groups or authors, but the information they present may prove useful to you.

“Gifts for Those with Fibromyalgia”: “Part I” and “Part II” by Felicia Fibro

“Only Two Months Left” by Felicia Fibro

“Fighting Fibromyalgia Through the Holidays” by Kellen Wilson

“Surviving the Holidays” by Karen Lee Richards

“No Fibromyalgia Cure?… Surviving the Holidays” by William Wallmuller

“Make Your Holidays with Fibromyalgia Work for You!” by the National Fibromyalgia Association

“What Can I Prepare Before the Actual Day of Thanksgiving?” by Melissa Clark

The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association hosted a podcast on “Surviving the Holidays with Fibromyalgia” on November 11, 2011.

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