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#1daywithoutpain – what would you do?

My good friend Genevieve and I were chatting last Friday night as both of us were at home due to ongoing battle with pain. I watched out the window as couples and groups of people gravitated towards the free Bluegrass concert that was held on our town’s Greenway. I longed to be one of those… Continue reading #1daywithoutpain – what would you do?

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Who is this body?

“Do one thing, every day that scares you”- Eleanor Roosevelt.  I thought about this quote this morning as I woke up excited yet nervous about the week of returning to work after a 2 month medical leave.   “This was it!” I thought, “This is the week that I will work all the kinks out and get back to… Continue reading Who is this body?

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Review: Serenity CBD Lotion for Stress & Anxiety

I have been asked to review the Serenity CBD Lotion for the Fay Farm. I was eager to try this product after I had a great experience with the CBD Muscle Warming Rub and the Rejuvenation Lotion. You can read that review on my blog here. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more… Continue reading Review: Serenity CBD Lotion for Stress & Anxiety

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In the Pursuit of Balance

  I am starting off this blog feeling rather speechless. Speechless because for the first time in my life I don’t have an answer or a plan that I am satisfied with. All of my answers depend on a shady source that doesn’t have a good track record in being dependable. And although I am… Continue reading In the Pursuit of Balance

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5 beliefs about pacing That Hurt Us

They say the key to happiness, sustaining our lifestyle and managing pain is to simply pace ourselves. We have all been in a place in our lives where pacing our actions would benefit us. Whether it be because we had the flu, were pregnant, broke a leg or we were just too stressed and we needed a break! I… Continue reading 5 beliefs about pacing That Hurt Us

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#besides my diagnosis

First and foremost, this is not my great idea…but I LOVE IT!  A friend of mine who has an AWESOME BLOG, http://www.shipwithnosails.com  posted this topic over the weekend and I fell in love with the idea.  She had borrowed the idea from another blogger The Girl with five Lads and Fibro and I thought I would… Continue reading #besides my diagnosis

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CBD oil for chronic pain

Have you heard the latest buzz on CBD oil? ?? Well I hadn’t either until I was reading through some online Blogs where the product was being reviewed for Chronic Pain. So I immediately contacted the company, The Fay Farm and was asked to review 2 of their Products.  Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one… Continue reading CBD oil for chronic pain

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5 years ago today…

Since I woke up this morning, this day has felt odd.  The skies were angry and storms passed through every hour, darkening the sky to a nighttime gray.  The rain was heavy, furious as it fell creating a calming yet aggressive presence on our tin roof.  The winds sliced through the trees bringing branches down… Continue reading 5 years ago today…

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Today I’m grateful

Today I am trying to focus on the things that are going well instead of living in fear of tomorrow.  Science tells us that when we remember our gratitude, we begin to build new highways for our thoughts and we overcome fear & negative thinking. Today I spent time in Meditation for this reason.  It… Continue reading Today I’m grateful

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I’m strong but I am scared

I am writing today because I am scared. It’s been 23 days since my toenail removal surgery and 5 day inpatient stay at University of Virginia Hospital. I know what you are thinking… a toenail removal surgery? Seriously? 5 days in the hospital for a toenail removal? Yes..yes, I am being serious. As you all… Continue reading I’m strong but I am scared