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It’s ok not to be ok this Christmas

I get why people like Christmas. I really do. People celebrate family, love, and togetherness. It's supposedly the 'happiest time of the year.' But for many people, Christmas can be a difficult time. An emotional roller-coaster that takes off whether or not we want it to. The media inundates us with images of

73 ways to live with fibromyalgia

From medicines to natural remedies to ways of being, here are 73 of the ways I live with fibromyalgia.  Forget surviving. We're talking living. Starting off in good order but then frantically mixed up in no particular order (thank you fibro frog fog). 87168

Never forget – World Suicide Prevention Day

*Warning* this post may contain triggers. It was three years ago but I remember it like it was yesterday. The year I persistently tried to end my life. I always say, it’s strange the things one remembers. I live with fibromyalgia which causes a range of cognitive impairments including problems remembering. I forget

Live to hope

Dear Friend, I can see that you have lost hope. You have not been yourself lately. I see your tears, and I noticed that you no longer smile. I wanted to tell you that you’re not alone. Two years ago, when my brokenness and despair climbed to unimaginable heights I decided to end

How to cope over Christmas

For many people, Christmas can be a hard time of year. Grief, loneliness, loss of things and people loved, and depression are just some of the factors that may make the holiday a trying time. In a blog I wrote for Depression Alliance, I share seven things that you can do

6 wishes for you this Christmas

Christmas can be a trying time for people living with chronic illnesses and depression. Many of us with fibromyalgia know the challenge all too well. No wonder Last year the Samaritans received close to 250,000 calls from people suffering from depression and stress across the UK. 86257


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