What do I tell people who ask me, “What is fibromyalgia?”

I have an image of the nervous system that I show people, and I say, “I have chronic pain because of global dysfunction of these nerves…,”and I explain that nerves affect every part and system of the body. “Ever burned yourself? Nerves relayed the info to your brain. Pain resulted,” I explain. “Had a toothache? Nerves. Had stomach ache, headache, […]

Especially on Rainy Days

I used to love rainy days. I don’t mean that I loved them like a professional adult, book in one hand and coffee in the other,  curled up under a blanket in my reading chair, cat beside me. On the contrary. Not too long ago, I jumped in puddles, spun in the raindrops and looked up to watch the drops […]

My Good Life

Ten years ago I wore a size 8, sometimes a 6, and I weighed under 150 pounds. I did 7 yoga classes a week, usually in the span of 5 days, and they weren’t all Yin. My blonde hair had natural highlights and my skin did not sag. I loved being the mom of two high-school kids. I supported their […]