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Should You Choose a Female Doctor?

“I am hesitant to say that women should avoid male physicians or people should focus on getting a single type of physician, because that circumnavigates the issue. Patients should, by all means, make sure that they are being taken seriously and...… read more >
Posted 09/07/2018
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Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

"Replace fear-based thinking with love-based thinking. Every time you're making a choice, ask yourself if it's going to cultivate the experience of unity and love or the experience of separation and stress." – Deepak Chopra We all experience fear....… read more >
Posted 09/07/2018
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Acceptance: Realigning Expectations and Extending Grace to Ourselves

"But that's not the way it's supposed to be!" is a common thing we say when our expectations fall short. It happens to all of us. Some members of MyFibroTeam have found the practice of "allowing and letting be" in the midst of a trying to be a way...… read more >
Posted 08/29/2018
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What fruits and vegetables are in season?

One way to eat a healthier diet and include more fruits and vegetables is to eat what’s seasonally available. There’s a farmer’s market close to the office, so this past week's purchases were a cantaloupe, some basil, a couple of peaches. Time for...… read more >
Posted 08/28/2018
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The Importance of Trusting Yourself

Studies have shown that the more we take ownership of our condition, the more engaged we are in maintaining behaviors that help us live better. An important factor in having the confidence to take this ownership is self-trust. "If something...… read more >
Posted 08/16/2018
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Patience: Accepting That Control Requires Self-Care

"A waiting person is a patient person." - Henri J.M. NouwenArgh! Have you ever felt impatient at a red light, or irritated at the end of a long line for your prescription at the pharmacy? You're not alone. Patience can feel scarce when you don't...… read more >
Posted 08/09/2018
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The Power of Letting Go of What You Can't Control

"Life is too short. I can't control everything in my life. Trying to is exhausting!!" - member of MyFibroTeamWhen first faced with a fibromyalgia diagnosis, a common fear is a lack of control over our health. How could our bodies betray us? How do...… read more >
Posted 08/02/2018
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What Causes Fibromyalgia?

The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. Some researchers believe fibromyalgia originates with a problem in the nervous system, changing the way the brain and nerves process pain signals and increasing sensitivity to pain, cold, and other stimuli....… read more >
Posted 08/01/2018
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Fibromyalgia – The Path to Diagnosis

The path to a diagnosis of fibromyalgia can be a long and uncertain one. It takes an estimated five years on average to receive a fibromyalgia diagnosis. Waiting to see whether symptoms continue or worsen is an unfortunate aspect of the process...… read more >
Posted 08/01/2018
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Fibromyalgia – An Overview

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain, fatigue, and other symptoms. Fibromyalgia can be treated, but there is no cure. Fibromyalgia is not life-threatening and does not shorten life expectancy, although it can lead to a...… read more >
Posted 08/01/2018