Transformation Tales: Starla's Story
(Originally Published by the Early To Rise Organization - February 22, 2013) Shared with 47,000 men & women worldwide during ETR's global Transformation Contest.
Keeping It Real
(Published on LinkedIn July 21, 2014) Why do you do what you do? To make a good living for you and your family? To build a good name and reputation? To serve your community or help your company become more fiscally fit?
Stopped Dead In My Tracks: Living With Fibro Flare-Ups
(Published on "fibromyalgialivingtoday" Network May 22, 2015) On any given “normal” day, the least little thing can trigger a full-blown flare-up leaving you feeling bruised and beaten, to say the least.
Launching An Online Retail Business In Midlife: Starla’s Story
(Published on Empowering Women In MidLife August 14, 2017) After working long hours for many years to support herself and her son, a health crisis would force Starla to slow down and find another way to make ends meet.
My Fibro Story: New Life Outlook
(Published on New Life Outlook Network June 2, 2016) Fifteen years ago I was a single parent of a young son and I had the energy to go from zero to 60 in a second with no issues at all. I was like the Energizer bunny and found myself working as much as 90 hours in a week in my corporate career. It didn't take long for that to come to a screeching halt. I developed a migraine that simply would not go away!
Fibro Guilt – The Pain You Feel In Your Heart
(Published on "fibromyalgialivingtoday" Network July 2015 It was 15 years ago, but the memory is still as fresh as if it was yesterday. My body started experiencing pains I had never felt and my level of fatigue was worse than when I had been pregnant with my son; life as I knew it began to change.
A Fibromyalgia Letter to Friends and Family
(Published on New Outlook Network on March 13, 2018) A wise person once stated, “no man is an island.” No matter how strong or independent we desire to be as individuals, the truth is we all need each other, and we are much stronger with others than we are on our own.
A Three-Dollar Bottle of Life - Vitamin B12 for Fibromyalgia
(Published on New Life Outlook Network December 8, 2015) What if you were told that a $3 bottle of liquid could make the difference between a major flare-up and a mild symptom — between a very bad day and a manageable one?
7 Fun Fibromyalgia-Friendly Summer Activities
(Published on "fibromyalgialivingtoday" Network June 2018) When you have chronic pain and fatigue, it is easy to get overwhelmed at just the thought of warm weather outings. When I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia, planning family time, date nights or simple personal days out was subject to change at a moment’s notice and often daunting. Add chronic pain to the mix, and it seemed all but impossible sometimes.
Don’t Let Fibromyalgia Limit Your Goals
(Published on New Life Outlook Network October 26, 2015) Life is an individual journey for each of us. Being diagnosed with fibromyalgia doesn't end that unique journey, but it does change it. The one thing that it must not do, however, is stall you out or stop you dead in your tracks.
Lifestyle Changes for Better Living With Fibromyalgia
(Published on New Life Outlook November 2, 2017) Change is something that is inevitable throughout life. Sometimes it is by choice, other times it is of necessity, and it is always challenging no matter the circumstance. As a long-term sufferer of fibromyalgia, I’ve learned the importance of making lifestyle changes to better adjust to the health-imposed changes forced on me by this frustrating condition.
Finding Your New Normal After Fibromyalgia
(Published on New Life Outlook June 23, 2015) This past week was one of “those” weeks for me. I helped my son move out of his apartment — a feat that can be daunting for someone with fibromyalgia to say the least. After a long day of pushing past the pain, fatigue, and dealing with time restraints, I said, “Why can’t things just be normal again? I want my life back!” I have been a fibro sufferer for 15 years now and the truth is, I won’t get my life back, nor will things go back to normal — at least not the old normal.
Making Your Home a Fibro Safe Haven
(Published on New Life Outlook September 20, 2016) Whether out of necessity or desire, those dealing with the effects of fibromyalgia spend more time in their homes than the average person. It could be due to the pain, flare-ups and fatigue that hinder excursions, running errands and various outdoor activities; or possibly due to the fact that you do not work outside the home or that home has become your safe haven.
Avoid These 10 Foods That Can Trigger Fibromyalgia Symptoms
(Published on New Life Outlook November 1, 2021) There is a consensus among health experts regarding certain foods. In fact, most of the foods that are mentioned are simply a given for every diet, not just those dealing with chronic illness or pain. So what are some of the foods to avoid with fibromyalgia?