Pets are good for your health

I recently caught one of my kid's cold. It's one of the many joys of parenting. In my case means that on top of having Graves' Disease, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Asthma and (still untreated) sleep apnea, I have an extra issue that stops me from having a good night sleep. I currently look like a... Continue Reading →

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What Fibromyalgia feels like

With Fibromyalgia everything from your mind, to your heart, to your bones and joints will ache without reprieve. There is no “better,” per say, that there will always be ups and downs and spirals and even possible health crises. I'm starting to forget who I was without the pain. You find yourself putting on a... Continue Reading →

Recovery takes time

There is no manual that teaches us how to live. We aren’t born with an instruction book giving us the answers to all the obstacles we will face in our lives. Recovering from a challenging time, situation or event usually does not happen quickly. This is a process that can take a long time, and... Continue Reading →

Top 3 worst thing to say to someone with anxiety

As you probably already know, I have generalized anxiety. I take medication to help, but sometime it's not enough. Many people experience anxiety. Some types of anxiety are healthy, but if the feeling begins to invade your daily life, you may have an anxiety disorder. An anxiety disorder can be manifested by feelings of worry,... Continue Reading →

Parenting with chronic illness

I'm sharing the following because I know deep inside that I am not alone in this struggle. I know that there is strength in knowing that there is a lot of people out there who understands and go through the same guilt, worry and hopes. I'm always tired. I am forever falling asleep. I can't... Continue Reading →

International Albinism Awareness Day

June 13th is the International Albinism Awareness Day. Albinism is a gene that can be found both in animals and in human beings.  It's a gene and it's hereditary. It's a lack of pigment in hair, skin and eyes. You also get nystagmus which is constant movement of the eyes, similar to a tremor. Children... Continue Reading →

Pain Management

Dealing with chronic pains / fibromyalgia means having to work to find things to help provide you with some pain relief. Everyone is different, so not every tips or solutions will be good for you. The key is to find what works for you. It may mean taking regular hot baths, having a glass of... Continue Reading →

Stop associating violent crime to mental health problems.

Committing violent crime is absolutely not synonymous with mental health problems. It is extremely problematic and stigmatizing to constantly shout out mental illness as soon as a murder, an attack or any crime is committed. The entire society, the politicians and the media do almost all the time the link between health conditions and reprehensible... Continue Reading →

Favorite Color

My favorite color is purple. The color purple is often associated with royalty, magic, and mystery. The British Royal Family and other European royalty still use it as a ceremonial color on special occasions. Purple is the color of Fibromyalgia, which I have been diagnosed with after 2 years of medical testing. People wear the... Continue Reading →

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