When consistent physical pain occurs, it can take a toll on your mind mentally as well as your body. Under those circumstances, it's important to stay focused, to breathe, and to continue to take one step forward at a time. Living with Fibromyalgia can certainly take a toll on you on many levels. Currently, unfortunately, there is a general belief that there is no cure. People are told that medications, exercise, acupuncture, and behavioral therapy can help improve sleep quality and relieve pain symptoms. These activities help but they are only the beginning; so much more is possible.
When you have eliminated Fibromyalgia, which is a choice, you will have far more wisdom, self-awareness, and an absolute understanding of how and why disease and disorders develop. Epigenetics, awareness of cellular memory, and meditation have all revolutionized how we look at disease and illness. This is a whole new world so prepare for your mind to be blown. I am here to provide motivational and transformational guidance while helping you to temporarily treat your pain until you no longer have it, or have it only intermittently, with the ability to eliminate it as needed. There is a way….. so many others have taken it. But only if you are willing to change your beliefs, understand how you do relationships, and see a whole new way of doing your life with all of who you are meant to be in it. Transformation, a call to your highest and best self, awaits. Imagine the life that will bring! For now, simply breathe, slowly...
Disorders and disease can have a huge impact on our lives. Frequently the diagnosis or prognosis of a disease can impact us as much as the disease itself. As a psychotherapist in private practice for over 25 years, I saw many patients accept a time of death that was given to them, “You have about 3 months.” You have approximately one year.” And sadly, but not surprisingly, that is how long they lived. They lived down to others’ expectations.
My own mother was told at one point, as a result of extensive colorectal cancer, that she had only a few months to live. She was in her 50’s and working for Trans World Airlines at the time. As a gift, they gave her a lifetime pass when she was forced to quit work thinking she would hopefully be able to take one last trip. My mother informed the doctors that she had 5 children and 3 of them still needed her so she was not going anywhere. She was almost 91 when she finally passed and for decades, she used her lifetime pass to spend her winters in southern Portugal….
What I have seen with Fibromyalgia patients is that the diagnosis carries so much weight, that although there can initially be a relief that it is finally diagnosed, the prognosis of endlessly progressive pain with a wide variety of symptoms to follow, including depression, leaves them feeling depressed. Depression is a result of the prognosis not of the disease. Imagine if they told you “Fibromyalgia can be a shock when it begins but it is reversible and temporary. Simply a reminder from your heart and soul that it is time to take care of yourself and slow down.” Stress may occur at the thought of all you have on your plate but that’s the point.
When Fibromyalgia occurs, it is time to reassess:
When Fibromyalgia occurs, it is time to start:
This condition is only a temporary call to remember you are the gift you give to others. It is not what you do that counts but your presence that makes them feel alive and loved.