Archive for the ‘Understanding’ Category

National No Bra Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Month — OR — Please Put That Pink Can of Soup Down & Put Your Bra Back On

National No Bra Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Month — OR — Please Put That Pink Can of Soup Down & Put Your Bra Back On.


How Are You Celebrating Earth Day?

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World Autism Awareness Day


Each April 2, Autism Speaks celebrates Light It Up Blue along with the international autism community, in commemoration of the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day.

I am Lighting It Up Blue for Autism Awareness. Learn how you can participate, too!
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May 12 is International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day

 “Fibromyalgia (pronounced fy-bro-my-AL-ja) is a common and complex chronic pain disorder that affects people physically, mentally and socially. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome rather than a disease. Unlike a disease, which is a medical condition with a specific cause or causes and recognizable signs and symptoms, a syndrome is a collection of signs, symptoms, and medical problems that tend to occur together but are not related to a specific, identifiable cause.

Fibromyalgia, which has also been referred to as fibromyalgia syndrome, fibromyositis and fibrositis, is characterized by chronic widespread pain, multiple tender points, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbances, fatigue and often psychological distress. For those with severe symptoms, fibromyalgia can be extremely debilitating and interfere with basic daily activities.”

Whether you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, as I have, or suffer from its symptoms, or have a family member or friend with the disorder please help me spread the word for better understanding of this chronic pain disorder that affects millions of people worldwide.

Remember May 12, and International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day. Remember us… Please wear purple to bring awareness to Fibromyalgia!

Is Fibromyalgia Real?

Believe me, I know it is and it always was. 

Fibromyalgia is real and associated with clear changes in biology of the nervous system, pain sensitivity, muscles, hormones, etc.  So you can imagine my surprise that while watching Dr. Oz today, he had a segment on his show, “Fibromyalgia: A Functional Medicine Approach“.  Notice the word “Medicine Approach” not psychological.  Some doctors argue that fibromyalgia is a symptom of depression, but I believe if you have depression with this, which I do not, it is because of people not believing that the pain you are feeling is real.

Symptoms – Mayo Clinic

Symptoms – WebMD

What “1” Thing Will You Do For Earth Day?

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Let’s all do “1” thing for Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22nd.  People say that one person can’t really make a difference, that “1” thing won’t make a difference, but I don’t believe that.  If all of us just do “1” thing for Earth Day this year, we will make a difference!

What will you do?