( A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Laurie Hope uses psychology, comparative religion, Buddhist meditation, and qigong to to help people with chronic illnesses harness their inner resources to improve their physical, emotional and mental well-being. She is also the author of a book, Read more [...]
Deep down your mind might grumble with something like "Right! A Happy Thanksgiving ...in this body? Happy Thanksgivings are for healthy people?", "Forget the happy, I hope I just make it through it" or something similar.
One thing I've learned is that my 'mind', that critical, Read more [...]
The holidays are a special time of the year when family connections are renewed, but they can be stressful even for healthy people. In my experience, the holidays present two major stumbling blocks for people chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
The Intense Activity - balancing your desire Read more [...]
After all the doctors and all the treatments, 'coping' is what many of us are left with. The drugs may help, the diet may help, the supplements may help, but the core of the disorder with its considerable physical, emotional and mental impact remains, and few of us are probably ready to deal with Read more [...]