I’m Afraid, But Fear Isn’t The Boss Of Me

A few weeks ago I was watching my normally hyperactive and vivacious 10-year-old stepdaughter lie on the sofa, cough, and breathe heavily. When the doctor said “pneumonia,” I’ll admit I panicked. Sure, we were just hearing rumblings of ‘The Chinese Virus’. But it wasn’t too many years ago my other Continue Reading

These 4 Basic Things Make a Difference While Living with Fibromyalgia

Chronic pain can often feel isolating, especially when my physical exhaustion is pulling me into the blackhole in my bed. My bed tempts me to slumber into avoidance, acedia, and self-centeredness which yanks me from the reality of my life, the reality that I am in relationship with Jesus–even while Continue Reading

Timeline of My Aches and Pains – The Pain Journey

2010 and then 2012: It started with my swollen feet (both were swollen at two different times in my adult life). 2012: Next in line were my neck and shoulder pains. 2013: Then the pain oozed into my jaw. This is when I learned about temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ disorder). Continue Reading

5 Ways Bullet Journaling Can Help You Cope with Fibro Fog

When you have fibromyalgia, processing pain signals can take a toll on the brain. Anxiety, medications, diet, and sleep deprivation are some factors that can make the brain “foggy.”  But even constant pain can bring about fibro fog. Bullet journaling is a great way to cope with fibro fog and Continue Reading

Finding the Energy to Pray When Dealing with Fibromyalgia

FATIGUE AND FIBROMYALGIA: THE FACTS The popular theory of fatigue in fibromyalgia is that it’s prevalent because the body and the brain/ nervous system are in constant warfare with each other. There are days that are excruciatingly difficult to get up from bed in the morning. And days that I Continue Reading