Tag Archive | Chronic pain

My ViSalus Challenge Week 6 – Accountability

Accountability Do you beat yourself up for not meeting your goals? When you don’t meet your goals, do you accept responsibility or blame others? Beating myself up for not meeting my goals is something I do often. However, I take full accountability for what does and what does not happen in my life. Being accountable […]

My ViSalus Challenge Week 5 – Anger

Week 5: Living in constant fear of pain that once left me bed ridden is starting to take control–even as I push past boundaries. The Type A personality that put me in bed, and got me out of bed, is pushing me back again. A normal week for most. I was out much of week […]

Pity Party No More: Conversation with Krissy – Living with Fibromyalgia

With each encounter of an inspirational woman Living II (living with invisible illness), I grow stronger.  I learn something from each and every interaction.  The connection with so many powerful women Living II is an honor I could never have dreamed of receiving just a short time ago. I e-met Krissy Dawson through a mutual […]

Living II: My ViSalus Challenge Week 3 – Intention

Week 3: I had many good intentions this week, but several of them did not materialize.  The tracking of my calories and timing of meals was a mess.  This week I could not help be reminded of my intentions when I weighed in, fearful of the result.  Well, here we go…last week I weighed 159.2.  […]

The Hot Bath – The Roman’s Health Invention

Has your doctor ever prescribed a hot bath for pain and aches? The hot bath was one of the greatest Roman natural health inventions. I know what you’re thinking, “Who has time for a bath? We just don’t get enough time to just stop, relax, and recover.” I get it, but when you’re in pain, […]

September is Pain Awareness Month

What do you think is the most common cause of disability in the United States today? Pain. If you didn’t know the answer to the question, you have plenty of company. Pain is a serious public health and economic issue and it touches everyone. Pain costs $100 billion annually in lost work days, medical expenses […]

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 […]