On Monday, April 10th, I will have my disability hearing in front of the Administrative Law Judge. I am extremely nervous already and hope that I do okay. This has been a very difficult process for me. I have always loved … [Read more...] about My Social Security Disability Hearing is Approaching…
How is this possible? Laughter will do the following for your body: Relieve stress Boosts immune system Lowers blood pressure Have an overall sense of better wellbeing Makes the heart stronger Laughter can … [Read more...] about Laughter Truly Is The Best Medicine!
What I have found over the years, and through much reading and discussing with others, is that we just want to be understood by others. This is the one topic of CFS and FM that are brought up probably the most. When someone … [Read more...] about We Just Want To Be Understood!
I found this online and thought it was a great read! I hope it makes you feel better today!! Maintaining a Positive Attitude: Ten Strategies Deborah A. Barrett, PhD "Have a positive attitude." How many times have we … [Read more...] about Maintaining A Positive Attitude
I know that it is hard to accept, and to learn how to deal with, chronic illness and how it totally changes your life. I was just talking to my husband last night about how I wish I could accomplish all of the things that I … [Read more...] about Learn to Love Yourself
Isn't it amazing some of the things that people will say to us regarding our illnesses? With strangers, you can understand why they would not be very sympathetic, but when it is friends, family members, and loved ones, you … [Read more...] about Irritating Things People Say And Do
Everyone is affected differently when they have CFS and/or FM, so I was just curious to see how many of us are able to hold down jobs. Over the last 16 years, I have tried several different types of jobs from grocery store … [Read more...] about Are You Able To Still Work With Your Illness?
When you are chronically ill, it is so important to stay plugged into positive influences, be it people, music, books, etc. When you are physically ill, it is very hard to keep up appearances and to feel good about … [Read more...] about Keeping A Positive Attitude
It has taken me several years and a lot of setbacks to learn how to live with Chronic Fatigue, but I am finally getting the hang of it! Being a Type A personality, if I was not always busy working, making money, helping … [Read more...] about Coping With Chronic Fatigue