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Today’s Top Tip

Depending on your tolerance for aromas, consider dabbing some perfume or scented oils behind your ears or on your wrists for a quick uplift. If these pose a problem, gently rubbing an uncut lemon along your arm or hand will … Continue reading

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Today’s Top Tip

Recovering from a non-fibro illness, like a cold or the flu? Remember to be extra-patient with yourself. Give yourself longer than “normal” to start feeling better, and don’t push too hard to get back on your feet: you may find … 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

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.

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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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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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Thanks-Giving, Every Day

As the United States celebrates Thanksgiving, let’s step away from holiday responsibilities and opportunities for a few moments to talk about gratitude. Many of us find it difficult to be thankful about any aspects of living with fibromyalgia. Our shared … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping and Self-Care

[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

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