The difference between talking and complaining

Recently, I realized that people close to me view my vocalization about Fibromyalgia negatively. This brings up a whole lot of things I wish people would understand. The first is how this hurts – that you don’t understand, and are passing judgement. As far as not passing judgement, and trying to understand, I know people can be uncomfortable in regard to witnessing others’ feelings. Please know … Continue reading The difference between talking and complaining

Yin Yoga: Hip Sequence

I was in SO much pain this morning, everything was so tight. I knew I needed to find something different to really stretch those tight side/back/hip muscles. Smart phones + pinterest are amazing things. In under a minute, I had a good looking sequence to try out – the pictures and descriptions seemed easy enough to figure out. The first part is similar to what … Continue reading Yin Yoga: Hip Sequence

visual disparity

It’s complicated to present totally differently than you feel. No one needs to defend their appearance, if they are choosing to present differently than their current bodily status, it’s no one’s place to judge that. Identity is a big thing for me, and I feel like we should all be able to be our authentic selves. For me, if that means that I don’t look … Continue reading visual disparity

chronic fashion

One thing that is difficult for people with chronic illness is dealing with the sense of losing yourself. Being sick takes up so much time and energy, that you often don’t even feel like you. Losing your identity is a real thing here, and finding ways to keep it, and express it within your limits can have a huge impact on overall wellness! I’ve always … Continue reading chronic fashion

pain is a big part of my life

I have fibromyalgia. I’m going to talk about it a lot, because it’s a big part of my life, and I realized that no one will ever understand any of it, if I stay silent. I’ve connected with a lot of positive minded young women over the internet who also have invisible illnesses and deal with chronic pain. It has been awesome to share things … Continue reading pain is a big part of my life