Archive for Coping

“I Think I Have A Meditation Disability” : The Last Best Cure #IV

“I think I have a meditation disability” Donna Jackson Nakazawa Donna’s going to start her year of using mind/body techniques and acupuncture to return joy to her life (and hopefully improve her health) with an 8-week mindfulness-based-stress-reduction (MBSR) course. First, though, she’s Read more [...]

Combating Feelings of Overwhelm, Resistance, or Listlessness in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Do you ever feel resistant and overwhelmed in response to some everyday needs or tasks such as: Taking a rest break when you know your body needs it? Refilling your pills or charting your progress as you are trying to get better? Maybe even simple tasks such as brushing your teeth or Read more [...]

“The Last Best Cure”: An Exploration of One Woman’s Quest For Healing # I – Beginnings

"It may seem an unlikely thing to wake up one day feeling joyful and alive, despite so much pain, fear and fatigue. But with determination and dedication, I know it can happen. It happened to me." A Book Series This begins a chapter-by-chapter exploration of a woman's quest for healing called "The Read more [...]

Coping with ME/CFS Will Always Be Hard – But There Are Ways to Make it a Little Easier

(Anne writes on how she copes with  a very severe form of ME/CFS. Check out Anne's story: From International Traveller to 43 sq. Meters here and her other blogs here.  I added the images and captions - Cort) Insight and Practice .... A Lot of Practice We are all waiting for effective treatment Read more [...]

A Simple Way to Increase Your Functioning and Reduce Stress with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Even though this article is part of a series on how to use a smartphone to improve your health and life, you don’t actually need a smartphone to benefit from it. While a smartphone makes the strategy you’ll learn in this article more convenient, a pen and paper are enough to make it work! Have Read more [...]

“You’re Safe”, “You’re Strong”, “You’re Loved”: Laurie Hope on Visualizing Wellness in ME/CFS/FM

( 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 [...]

Giving Thanks (While Having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia) at Thanksgiving: the Gratitude Game

Happy Thanksgiving! 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 [...]

Surviving the Holidays with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. How Do You Do It?

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 [...]