"I love my life! I am powerful, I am beautiful, I am free.                                                                                      I love my life! I am wonderful, I am magical. I am me." ~ Robbie Williams

Yep, it's true. I love my life, yes that same one which is in a constant fight with Fibromyalgia. Like you, I never asked for it and if I could find that magic pill that would cure it, of course I would take it. But for now, all I have is almost 30 years experience of battling this condition and I want to share all my tried and tested tips to support you on your journey with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain. As a qualified Wellness Coach, I will stand alongside you and offer support in finding out what works best for you. Don't you owe it to yourself "To Thrive, not just Survive"?

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Guest Blogger Mandy Halgreen
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Guest Blogger ~ Mandy Halgreen

Journaling to cope with life experiences

A life experience changes our way of thinking about ourselves and where we want to go. A life experience can be a medical diagnosis or an actual event we were involved in or saw. The experiences change the way we look at the world and ultimately ourselves.

I remember feeling angry, depressed and scared when I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I didn’t know how to explain it to my family.

They blamed me and made me feel that I could have stopped it or taken better care of myself. Unfortunately, I had done nothing wrong. I hadn’t abused my body, a virus attacked my body and initially, the misdiagnosis allowed it to go ‘dark’ while damaging my pancreas. In a way, I was lucky that my doctor was also a diabetic because I felt someone understood where I was and the questions I had.

In the aftermath, I knew my whole life would have to change – what I ate, what exercise I did, how I enjoyed myself (parties and that sort of thing) and my mental health. While diabetes is not a mental health disease, it does affect one’s view of themselves.

I felt so alone! My family criticised my eating habits and I hid my ‘condition’ from friends to avoid rejection and pain.

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Fibro Blog, Yoga & Exercise

How to Bounce, Bob and Roll Yourself to Fibromyalgia Fitness.

Making Fibro Fitness part of your Wellness Regime is easier than you think.

Do you make a point of including exercise and fitness into your Fibromyalgia wellness regime?

For those of us battling Fibromyalgia, with our varied painful symptoms and chronic fatigue, we could be forgiven for putting ideas of exercise to the bottom of our to do list. However, gone are the days of being diagnosed complete rest. Medical professionals are now actively encouraging Fibro warriors to get up and moving.

Having said that, nobody is suggesting that you head out and throw yourself into a half marathon. Nor sign up on the dotted line for the next Olympics.

Why exercise is so important when struggling with Fibromyalgia

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