Tag Archive | Bounce back journal

Pity Party No More: Conversation with Tammy

Living II (living with invisible illness) seems to have given me a kind of sixth sense.  It seems everywhere I go I meet inspirational people who are or have been in the process of bouncing back.  With each encounter, I grow stronger in my resolve to help other women Living II. I met Tammy Heotzler […]

Living with Fibromyalgia: My Visalus Challenge Day 5 – Control

Day 5: Finally feeling well and energized again.  The fibro-monster may win a few battles but I always win the war! I was planning on tracking my calories but that was a disaster– I’m not ready.  Today my challenge was not giving in and eating everything I wanted.  I skipped all the extras today.  We […]

Living with Fibromyalgia: My Visalus Challenge Day 4 – Plan

Day 4: Today was family day and we ate brunch at TooJay’s, a local restaurant. I ordered a coffee, 2 eggs over easy (blotted with a napkin to absorb any visible oil), with a fruit cup and toast (1 slice). My fibro-flare is over. I am feeling better and planning on taking it easy today. […]

Why did I get Fibromyalgia?

Why did I get fibromyalgia? The consensus is Fibromyalgia Syndrome is likely to happen to those, mostly women, who are hard-working, highly focused and ambitious.  Think  of those you notice are obsessive perfectionists.  It doesn’t mean if you are an obsessive perfectionist you will get it. This is just a pattern the scientists notice with […]

Just Stop It! Stop Complaining – How to Avoid Negativity

Have you ever been around someone who is just never happy? They can complain about the most insignificant things around. You wouldn’t have noticed anything if they didn’t mention it over and over. I swear it’s a special power, because as the complainer complains I lose all my mental power. Eventually sitting unengaged and frustrated. […]

Road Trippin: Florida’s Forgotten Coast – Just For Relaxing

Leave your watch at home and turn off that phone.  Now you’re ready to get lost,  and surrender to your meandering spirit of exploration. The Forgotten Coast stretches listlessly over 200 miles of mostly undeveloped Gulf of Mexico coastline.  The Forgotten Coast is about 80 miles from Tallahassee,  and just over 300 miles from Orlando.  […]

Ask Your Travel Planner: What If My Flight Gets Cancelled?

You’re scheduled to leave on vacation, but you arrive at the airport and within seconds of checking in, you’re told your flight has been canceled.  Your important business meeting, your dinner reservation, your tickets to the play you’ve dreamed of seeing for the last 6 weeks–all of it is on hold thanks to the airline […]