Top Gifts for People with Fibromyalgia

Gifts for Fibromyalgia  Top Gifts for People with Fibromyalgia Dollarphotoclub 95051120Widespread body pain, sensitivities to nearly everything, fatigue and sleep disturbances…these are the common symptoms of fibromyalgia. It can be difficult to determine what would be an appropriate gift. I remember very vividly what it was like to have Fibromyalgia. Sometimes it hurt too badly just to lay down in bed. Here are some great fibromyalgia gifts that will give joy and comfort for years to come! Happy Heartfelt Holidays!

Super-Soft Microfiber Hooded Robe When you are too tired to get dressed and everything hurts this robe is like a gentle hug. The super soft microfibers will not irritate or itch. It keeps you warm without being heavy. Ahh! That’s better.

 Detox Cleanse Kit When New Year’s Day rolls around your recipient is going to be so happy to have this! Get rid of the bloat and fatigue from all of the holidays and start off fresh in the New Year. The Healing Cleanse 30 Day Detox Kit is a fast, simple and easy way to jumpstart healing and make it a great year (Here’s a coupon code for 10% off plus free shipping HOLIDAY17). If you would like even more information, download my free ebook Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 30 Days without Exercising, Starving or Stressing.

Silk Pillow Cases An affordable luxury. Very smooth and naturally cool or warm as you need. They also diminish wrinkles on the face from sleeping and eliminate bed hair.

Warm, Soothing Broth Forget sending the candy and cookies that will cause all kinds of inflammation and pain. Broth is soothing, healing, and the perfect note for cold winter days. Add coconut oil or ghee for good fats, hydrolyzed collagen powder for super-absorbable protein, and unrefined sea salt for flavor. Add this stainless-steel travel mug, it’s my favorite for on-the-go!

Wool Blanket (to go under the bottom bed sheet) Forget a scratchy wool blanket like your grandmother had! These blankets are very soft, but they go UNDER your bottom bed sheet. I used to have a heated mattress pad or an electric blanket, but I became concerned about potential exposure to harmful EMFs. With a wool blanket under my bottom sheet, there is no electricity to worry about and the bed stays warm, cozy and breathable.

BONUS IDEA: I would be shot by my publisher if I did not mention my book, which takes people on a step-by-step path for complete recovery from fibromyalgia and its coexisting conditions. I have been recovered from fibromyalgia for nearly 10 years now, and I am on a mission to help others do the same. Freedom from Fibromyalgia: 7 Steps to Complete Recovery is available on Amazon or on my website www.TheFibroLady.com.

About the author: Natural healing expert and speaker Leah E. McCullough, affectionately known as The Fibro Lady, is the author of the critically-acclaimed books Freedom from Fibromyalgia: 7 Steps to Complete Recovery and Eat to Energize: Strategies and Recipes for Using the #1 Super Food for Energy. Receive the free eBook Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 30 Days without Exercising, Starving or Stressing at www.TheFibroLady.com . You can also connect with Leah on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

How can I be grateful when I am so sick?

I remember the last year that I was really sick (highly symptomatic of fibromyalgia and coexisting conditions). I did not want to go to my in-laws’ house for Thanksgiving.  I didn’t want to go anywhere for that matter, and I just stayed home all the time. It wasn’t just that one year; it was several years.Hard to be Thankful with Fibromyalgia  How can I be grateful when I am so sick? turkey 966496 640

Holidays were a particular hell – I had to be present at a certain time, I had to spend a couple hours with people I only saw once or twice a year, I felt like I had to explain why I looked just fine but couldn’t work or do anything meaningful with my life, plus wear nice clothes and eat different food.  Ugh!  Let me go back to bed!

On that last year I was trying to tell my husband I wasn’t going to go to his parents’ house for Thanksgiving.  My husband is a very sweet person, and he had put up with a lot with me being sick.  He gave me this look like “unless you have to go to the hospital, you better go, don’t do this to me.

Here in the US, some families take turns going around the table declaring what they are thankful for that year.  When every fiber of your being is in pain, sleep has been elusive for years, and fatigue is crushing, it takes a lot more imagination to find reasons to be grateful.

How can I be grateful when I am so sick?  Nothing seems good when looked through the lens of an intense illness.  The more you need something, the harder it is to get, right?

You know how it is when you get around somebody that is really complaining, and it might be totally legitimate, but it can really bring the mood down.  Then other people pipe in and start commiserating, and soon everyone is feeling really sour.  This is an example of the principle of Law of Attraction, “like attracts like.”  A negative thought attracts another negative thought like the fibers in a string of yarn until it becomes a rope.

Oppositely, when you focus on better feeling thoughts, you then start to attract more better feeling thoughts.  Thoughts lead to feelings, and who doesn’t want to have good feelings?!

However, the truth of the matter is, you cannot go directly from being down and depressed to grateful and joyful.  Or as Abraham-Hicks point out, “You just can’t get there from here.”  And why would you want to anyway, what does it matter?  What’s so important about gratitude?  Why do we even have a holiday about this?

The fastest and most effective way to flip the switch on any kind of bad mood is to start counting your blessings, i.e., experiencing gratitude. When a person is down in the dumps, it takes some forethought to figure out what to be grateful for, but I have a simple method I learned from Abraham-Hicks: go general.

If you think about the specifics of your situation, you may very well not find anything to be grateful for, it may be just too raw for you to find anything.  So to start (and I mean this is the start – not the end all, be all), start thinking about general things that are pleasant in your situation.  Then those thoughts and feelings will start to attract more and more thoughts about even more and more positive aspects, and a positive spiral will start.  When you get stuck, or a negative thought creeps in, and they will go back to a more general thought.

For example, I might be feeling pretty cruddy and just barely able to make it to the holiday dinner.  How can I lift my mood or even begin to feel like I have gratitude?  I start with something that is easy to be grateful for such as a pet.  I think I am so grateful for my dog, she is such a comfort to me.  Then I wait for a second or two for another positive thought.  I’m glad I get to cuddle with my dog.  As I am waiting for another positive thought, a negative one may creep in: but she needs a bath.  Go back to general: I am so grateful that we have plenty of fresh, clean water.  My dog loves baths, it’s so cute!

As you are thinking about your pet (or something else that is easy to think about), you may very well find your mood improves some.  Then stay in that good mood for as long as you can and just focus on good feeling thoughts.  When the negative thoughts creep in, just blow them off and don’t focus on them.How can I be grateful when I am so sick? Happy Thanksgiving

At this point you may have some ideas about how going to a holiday dinner might be bearable.  Such as, hmm, I can wear something more comfortable, that way I may not tire out so quickly.  Also, I can bring a cushion with me, that way the chair won’t hurt.  I really appreciate how my mother-in-law hosts our family’s get together, she really cares about everyone being comfortable and happy.

You have to build up to the good feelings.  Finding general things to be grateful for attracts more thoughts about what to be grateful for, for your specific situation.

So then what does gratitude do besides make you feel good?  First, isn’t that great all on its own – any way to feel better, especially in the midst of soul-sucking pain, isn’t that enough all on its own?!   In a very metaphysical way, gratitude attracts happiness and blessings the way a tuning fork, once struck, will turn on another tuning fork of the same note, that’s in its vicinity.   Like attracts like.

About a month before that last Thanksgiving where I was so sick, I had started to meditate on “optimal health” which was the most audacious wish I could imagine.  Within about two months I attracted the thought that I wanted to be happy no matter what the situation.  I wasn’t one hundred percent, but my way of being changed so much so, that my husband thought my physical situation was improving.  It hadn’t at that point, but that’s how big a difference changing my outlook made.

Within a year every single aspect of my life changed for the better: I recovered from fibromyalgia and the coexisting conditions I had, I lost over 70 pounds, I was able to get off all prescription drugs, and the miracle of miracles, I became pregnant (at 41 years old!).  I know deep in my soul, that changing my outlook started the ball rolling, and attracted the people and things I needed to make the physical changes.  I attracted happiness and blessings!

So what about you?  What’s an easy subject for you think about?  Do you love the crispness of the air this time of year?  Do you love seeing how much the children have grown when everyone gathers for the holiday?

Also, what strategies have you come up with that help you get through the holidays with health and peace?  Join the Freedom from Fibromyalgia: Fibro Natural Recovery Support group page (you have to request to join – there are all kinds of free resources in the Files section).  I can’t wait to see you then!

Love, Leah

Simple Help for RLS

Try this for RLS relief RLS Simple Help for RLS desperate 2293377 640In my Take Your Health Back Group Coaching Program I am regularly amazed by the people in it.  Not only are they a positive group of individuals focused on recovering their health, but they also teach me about new information that I can then pass on to the rest of our amazing community, like this simple technique to reduce RLS.

RLS, or Restless Leg Syndrome, is a very common coexisting condition with fibromyalgia.  So, after one has addressed things like:

  • gut health (with “The Healing Cleanse” as noted in my free ebook Lose Up to 15 Pounds Without Exercising, Starving, or Stressing)
  • adequate intake of the mineral magnesium, which almost everyone is deficient in (I like this lotion as it does not make my skin itch)
  • and other healing modalities such as stretching and diet, there can still be issues with RLS.

My client says when she is bothered in the evening with RLS she does this mindful meditation technique:  she tenses the muscles in her legs for a few seconds and then releases the muscles.  You may recognize this from different relaxation and meditation techniques.  For a body-wide way to deeply relax, systematically go through muscle groups and tense them up, and then relax them.  I like to start with my face, then move to my neck, down to my shoulders, etc.

In this specific RLS technique, she just focuses on the leg muscles, tensing and relaxing to sort of reset the muscles so that they stop twitching.  If you try this let me know how it works for you.

Are you ready to transform your life?  I have seen amazing results in my coaching program, and you may have noticed some of the success stories people post on our free FaceBook support group, Freedom from Fibromyalgia: Fibro Natural Recovery Support.  Currently, I have openings for about 10 more coaching clients.  If you are interested in seeing if this would be a good fit for you, click here.

Yours in Joyful Health,

Leah

What are EMFs? How are they impacting your health?

I hope you had an awesome weekend! I had a fantastic weekend – we just adopted a kitten!!  His name is yet to be determined, actually, we’re kind of arguing about it, but I will fill you in shortly.  My little boy is over-the-moon happy!  I will post adorable kitten pictures on the FaceBook group soon!

Have you ever heard about how your cell phone and your electronicsMobile Phones and EMFs  What are EMFs? How are they impacting your health? mobile phones and emfs can damage your health?  I have heard vague things about this in the past, but I never could pin down what was going on and what I could do about it.  I found out from my friend Risa Suzuki (bio below), with just a few small changes, people can sleep better, reduce sensitivities, and have more energy!

In last spring’s Healing Fibromyalgia – Chronic Fatigue – ME World TeleSummit, Risa talked about home detox practices.  Now she and I are hosting a free webinar next week called “How to Reduce EMFs in the Home.”  In this master class, you will find out what EMFs are, how they impact your health, and tips for reducing them immediately!  This is going to a very information-packed webinar to make things better in your home!  We’ll be doing the webinar live Thursday, Oct. 26th at 12 pm PST, and 3 pm EST.  To register go to http://bit.ly/2zeBEbJ

Did you know I used to have PTSD? It was a souvenir from my time in Bosnia. When I recovered my health from fibromyalgia, I used meridian tapping to get rid of the anxiety and PTSD. I still use it daily for everything – good and bad things, and I even have instructions for how to do this powerful tool in my book, Freedom from Fibromyalgia: 7 Steps to Complete Recovery.

A few months ago my massage therapist told me about a free resource, Tapping with Brad Yates on YouTube. He has over 700 short tapping videos on nearly any subject you can think of. I’m so impressed with Brad, that when I found out he was coming to Ohio I took my entire team on Friday to see him and learn to do this powerful yet easy technique to clear and strengthen one’s mind. Oh, and now I enjoy seeing fireworks shows again instead of feeling like I’m going to die. If you try it, let me know your results!

Risa Suzuki BIO

Home Detox  What are EMFs? How are they impacting your health? Risa SuzukiRisa Suzuki is the creator of the How to Reduce EMFs online course and programs. Risa helps people reduce EMFs in their homes to fight back against the health effects of EMFs so they can get better sleep, have more energy, and reduce sensitivities or triggers for people who already have health concerns or compromised immune systems.

I’m dedicated to bringing you great information that you can use in your life NOW to improve it.  If there is ever a topic you would like me to write about, please reply to this email and let me know.  Have a beautiful week!

Yours in joy and health,

Leah

I Took a Fall – I’m OK and It Got Me to Thinking – FB Live Video

I hope you are having a wonderful autumn/spring!  The other morning, I was out walking my dog on her 20-foot-long trail leash and it was still fairly dark.  There are no sidewalks in my neighborhood and there was a car parked on the street, so I had to walk in the grass to get around it.  One wrong step, and before I knew it, down I went!  I was ok,I Took A Fall  I Took a Fall – I’m OK and It Got Me to Thinking - FB Live Video Leah and Annie on the trail and, to my dog’s credit, she did walk back to check on me before resuming her walk.

(This is a picture from this summer of me and Annie with her trail leash, on a trail that had an osage orange tree tunnel.)

This event got me to thinking – ten years ago I would have never been out on a walk at 5:45 am, I would have never even had an athletic dog, and a fall, well, let’s just say it would ruin my day, if not the next two weeks. How my reality has changed! Because of my recovery, I’m not only able to be so active with my dog, but, because of the martial arts training I have been doing to “receive” the ground, I just rolled right out of it! I amazed myself! 

I am writing to you about this to give you hope: recovery is not only possible – it’s within reach!  I have actually been talking to people all over who have recovered, not only with my method but others as well.  This week I will be doing a FaceBook Live video about “The Ways People Are Recovering from Fibromyalgia” on the free support group, Freedom from Fibromyalgia: Fibro Natural Recovery Support.  It will air live at 2:00 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, October 11th.

To join in, just request approval to the group, and once you’ve been approved go to the Files section to get your free MP3 of my guided meditation recording “Optimal Health,” which I sell on my website every day for $19.95.  If you can’t make it live, no worries, as it will stay up in the recordings.

We are having a lot of fun in this group, and sharing a lot of tips and useful info too!  Not only can I not wait to see you there, but I can’t wait to hear about YOUR recovery story!!

Yours in joy and health,

Leah

L1T: Leah’s 1 Thing – Spring

Spring is a good thing, right?

Hi! As many of you know I published a newsletter for a few years. I have decided to change the format a bit, to better communicate with you. I am pleased to introduce “Leah’s 1 Thing” to you. This will be a weekly (mostly) communication with you about what’s going on. I am very excited to be bringing you interesting information you can use!

The pros and cons of spring Spring L1T: Leah’s 1 Thing - Spring Leahs 1 thing

I recently received a phone call from one of my “graduates,” someone who is well on their way to recovery, or who has recovered. “Linda” has recovered from fibromyalgia and most of the coexisting conditions for over a year now. She even sent me a note recently about how she had been out dancing for the first time in ten years. She said the look on her husband’s face was priceless.

Linda confided to me that she wasn’t feeling as well as she had the last month. After doing some detective work of going over her food, sleep, supplements, current stressors, etc., we concluded that it was probably Spring causing the slight downturn.

For many in the Northern Hemisphere, the return of Spring can help begin an upward spiral of feeling better and better. The increase in sunlight and outdoor activities are like a tonic to the body and soul. However, due to plant and animal life reactivating, there are new conditions in the environment. This is part of what causes seasonal allergies, and can also cause a downturn in some peoples’ health.

Further, the body goes through daily, monthly and seasonal cycles of clearing. As an example, if a person wakes at 3 am consistently, it can often be an indication of liver dysfunction. That is because the liver cleanses itself during the hours of 2-4am. At the change of the seasons, our bodies change too. We are part of our environment and our environment is part of us.

Linda initially recovered using the Freedom from Fibromyalgia Method as described in my book, Freedom from Fibromyalgia: 7 Steps to Complete Recovery. She did what is known in the book as The Healing Cleanse, a combination of a therapeutic-grade probiotic and the detoxification mineral zeolite. She used these supplements at the detoxification amount for several months. (The detoxification amount is generally three times the maintenance amount.) Linda was doing the normal maintenance amount of The Healing Cleanse for the last six months or so, and it seemed fine. In the past month, she felt a worsening of symptoms, even though she had not changed her food and supplements, but she noted her stress was a little higher.

The wonderful thing about these supplements is that you can customize the amount for the way you feel. People ask me all the time how long they have to be on The Healing Cleanse. My standard answer is as long as you are seeing beneficial results month over month. In my own personal case, I did the detoxification amount for a good month and then stayed on a higher maintenance amount of two times the normal maintenance amount, for a couple of years. I continue to stay at a maintenance amount now, because of the toxins in our environment we are continually exposed to.

After this discussion, Linda decided that she should go back to the detox amount (three times the normal maintenance amount) for the next week or so, to see if she gets out of this funk. After just one day of doing this, she had already started to feel better! That’s powerful!

My husband suffered from seasonal allergies for years. It was so bad, that he had to take a prescription medication – the only prescription med he ever took on a regular basis. I started “dosing” his morning coffee with zeolites and another supplement that has helped me, an immune system booster made from the medicinal mushroom agaricus blazei, Agaricus Gold. Now he rarely even has seasonal allergies – and if he does, he just takes an OTC med, maybe once or twice the entire season.

In my own case, Agaricus Gold turbo-charged my recovery efforts. It removed the constant sore throat I had, and my lymph nodes under my jaw were no longer perpetually swollen. (These are classic symptoms of Chronic Fatigue!) Agaricus Gold is a must-have product in our home during the winter to ward off colds and in the spring to help prevent seasonal allergy symptoms.

All of the supplements mentioned in this article can be found on www.RipplesHealthShop.com, and you can get 5% off your entire order with the coupon code SPRING17 until April 30, 2017. You can also purchase my book there, or my website www.TheFibroLady.com, or even on Amazon. If you are interested in working with me one-on-one, please email me to set up a free discovery session at Leah@TheFibroLady.com.

The Fibro Lady is an International Speaker

The Fibro Lady is now an International Speaker international speaker The Fibro Lady is an International Speaker Leah InternationalFour years ago Leah recovered from fibromyalgia and wrote her first book, Freedom from Fibromyalgia, 7 Steps to Complete Recovery. At that point, she wasn’t anticipating being an international speaker, but she was on a mission to tell as many people as possible that complete recovery from Fibromyalgia IS possible. After writing her book she has appeared for book signings and speaking engagements at:

  • Weston A. Price Foundation Chapter meetings
  • Conscious Con
  • Victory of Light
  • Cincinnati Women’s Expo
  • Flourish Holistic Health Fair
  • The Weston A. Price Foundation Wise Traditions Annual Conference in Alabama in 2016
  • The North Carolina Integrative Medicine Society Annual Conference in 2016
  • The Dayton Book Expo
  • Eastway Behavioral Health and many more!

An Invitation to be an International Speaker

Last year Leah was contacted by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Alumni Association. They organize a conference each year in an effort to support their alumni, and others who are interested in trending health topics. They were very interested in Leah’s message of recovery and asked her to speak at their 2017 conference. Up to this point, her public speaking engagements have been within the United States.  In May, Leah will travel to Toronto, Ontario, to earn the title of International Speaker.

The 10th Annual Canadian Holistic Nutrition Conference will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Leah will be speaking at 11:45 am. She will be joining several other presenters including Kyla Fox, Dr. Natasha Turner, Dr. Nora Pope, Dr. Kristy Prouse, Denise Marek.

Last year she wrote her second book (a cookbook), Eat to Energize. She is working on her third book which she hopes to complete in 2018.

If you would like to book Leah for a speaking engagement or book signing, contact her by email: leah@thefibrolady.com.

Staci Got Her Life Back in Just 4 Months

Recover from Fibromyalgia life back Staci Got Her Life Back in Just 4 Months leahmccullough 1This is Leah McCullough, The Fibro Lady.  I have been very busy with getting ready for the upcoming (2nd Annual) Telesummit, March 14-16th (more details to follow)!

I have also been busy helping my private coaching clients get amazing results and I wanted to share some of their “Life-Back” stories with you.

Staci (not her real name for privacy) was an exhausted grandmother who wanted nothing more than to play with and babysit for her 4-year-old grandson.  Even though this activity brought her joy, it also brought her dread.  Watching him would put her out of business for nearly a week.

What do my coaching clients experience?

When we first started, Staci was on multiple prescription meds and looking at getting on more for her ever-increasing list of ailments.  I know that in my case before I recovered, it seemed like something on my body was falling apart on a monthly basis.  

In the individual coaching program, I looked at Staci’s food, her supplements, and her medications to see where she could get started.  I made an individual, strategic plan for her that went day-by-day, and week-by-week.  She knew exactly what she needed to do each day.  If she had any questions, she was welcome to call, email or text me.

At first, we met by phone every week for our 30-45 minute session.  After she got into a new routine, we met every 2-3 weeks.  We even met by Skype to do some individualized meridian tapping.  

Look at Staci’s Results after ONLY 4 MontStaci got her life back life back Staci Got Her Life Back in Just 4 Months staci got her life backhs:

  • She was able to lose 25 pounds effortlessly
  • She came off 5 prescription medications (with the help of her doctor)
  • The constant pain in her stomach vanished
  • Most importantly: she got her energy and stamina back!

She was well on her way to complete recovery and taking her life back in just 4 months!

Due to a series of events, her son and her grandson came to live with her.  She is now watching her sweet little grandson every day now and LOVING it.  She was able to get the house ready for them, cooks dinner, and still have energy for her hobby of scrapbooking.

Staci’s wellness journey went really fast, even faster than my own journey of 7 months.  With individual coaching, like I did with Staci, I can take you by the hand and walk side by side with you.  You won’t have to feel alone and confused anymore.

Take Your Life Back!

If you’re one of the many people who would like to invest in a natural recovery method but has lacked direction, or if you are too exhausted to read or figure out how to implement anything in the book, and you KNOW it’s time for something more, this is EXACTLY the program you’ve been looking for.

You’ll have everything you need to get started – all the information, you get some bonus supplements, and all the support – my brain is on your case!

This is the most comprehensive system for fibromyalgia recovery and I have not seen one that produces the results like we’re seeing in our community.  

At this point, you may want to investigate working with me on a one-on-one basis, and I would love to hear from you.  Simply go to my calendar link below to schedule a 15 minute “Get to Know You Session” where we can explore together if this would be a good fit.  You can tell me what’s going on with you and you will have the opportunity to ask me questions.

This offer is only available for a limited time

This is a very limited offer and right now. I only have space for a few more clients.  If you are even considering this as an option for you, I want to encourage you to sign up now before all the spaces are gone.  

Sign up for your spot today and begin to take your life back!

https://calendly.com/thefibrolady/get-to-know-you-session

Yours in joy and health,

Leah

10 Hilly Miles After Recovering from Fibromyalgia


Recover from Fibromyalgia recovering from fibromyalgia 10 Hilly Miles After Recovering from Fibromyalgia leahmccullough 1This is Leah McCullough, The Fibro Lady. 
I have been blown away by the information from interviewing some of the best minds in natural health for the upcoming Healing Fibromyalgia – Chronic Fatigue – ME World TeleSummit, March 14-16th (the site isn’t quite ready yet, but we’re sending updates to everyone on our email list).

I also wanted to share with you this second story about Randi (not her real name to protect her privacy), a woman who rocked this program and got amazing results while recovering from fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Recovery Story: 10 Mile Bike Ride

These are her own words she wrote to me after recovering from fibromyalgia. (You can read the first story here.)

... Fast forward about six weeks, and I am sooooo much healthier and happier!  I have been using your products and eating as you suggest, and I’ve experienced nothing short of a miracle! 

I went on vacation with my family where I went hiking, mountain biking, and paddle boarding (against a current).  I walked all over a very large home and estate one day without getting too tired or being in too much pain; I wasn’t complaining any more than the rest of my recovering from Fibromyalgia recovering from fibromyalgia 10 Hilly Miles After Recovering from Fibromyalgia Woman bicyclingfamily. After all of the activities we did, I didn’t have to stay in to rest which was a big surprise to me and my husband. 

The first week of September I wanted to go for a walk on a wooded hiker/biker trail about two blocks from our house but down a big hill.  My 13-year-old daughter went with me.  We drove down the hill, parked, and got out to walk.  I drove so that I wouldn’t have to walk back up the hill and it was fine. 

About three weeks later, my daughter and I rode our bikes over 10 very hilly miles to go see the Pope — amazing!  I not only kept up with my daughter but rode my bike up a big hill near our house while my daughter (who runs cross country and swims competitively year round) got off her bike and walked up the hill — incredible! 

A few days later, I hiked for four hours in the Catoctin Mountains. I kept up with my friends, one plays hockey and another is a marathon runner. One of them had been with me on vacation in August and could see a huge improvement in my health.

Rested, happy, systems working, with little pain

I’ve had some really great days recently. I woke up on a gorgeous, sunny day last month with a smile on my face and thought this is a view into what it’s going to be like down the road for me, this is how I’m supposed to feel: rested, happy, like my systems are working, and with little pain. It’s taken me a long time to get to the lowest places of my illnesses (I have rheumatoid arthritis, too) and I’m so happy that I can see the good stuff just over the next few hills. My family members are happier, too, because I’m healthier and happier and nicer. Wow. 

Did you read where she said she was able to ride her bike over 10 hilly miles to see the Pope, and even wore out her athletic daughter and friends?!

The Most Comprehensive System for Fibromyalgia Recovery

Randi’s journey went fast, even faster than my own journey of 7 months. This is the most comprehensive system for recovering from fibromyalgia, and I have not seen one that produces the results like we’re seeing in our community. With individual coaching, I take you by the hand and walk sidebyside with you. You won’t have to feel alone and confused anymore.

If you’re one of the many people who would like to invest in a natural recovery program but have lacked direction, or if you are too exhausted to read or figure out how to implement anything in the book, and you KNOW it’s time for something more, this is EXACTLY what you’ve been looking for.

You’ll have everything you need to get started – all the information, you get some bonus supplements, and all the support – my brain is on your case!

At this point, you may want to investigate working with me on a oneonone basis, and I would love to hear from you. Simply go to my calendar link below to schedule a 15 minuteGet to Know You Session” where we can explore together if this would be a good fit. You can tell me what’s going on with you and you will have the opportunity to ask me questions.

This is a very limited offer and right now I only have space for a few more clients. If you are even considering this as an option for you, I want to encourage you to sign up now before all the spaces are gone.

Sign up for your spot today and start recovering from fibromyalgia! https://calendly.com/thefibrolady/get-to-know-you-session

Yours in joy and health,

Leah

What’s Your Turkey Day Strategy?

Fibromyalgia Thanksgiving Holiday Strategy strategy What’s Your Turkey Day Strategy? Fall Picture e1479915423214Last year I got really real in this post about how much my Thanksgivings have changed.  As we gear up for the holiday this year, and the holiday season in general, my question to my clients has been, “What is your strategy for getting through the holiday?”  We have to take these occasions one day at a time, so let’s focus specifically on Thanksgiving.

Tips to creating a holiday strategy! 

  1. I sincerely hope you have someone to spend this wonderful holiday with.  Some of the loneliest times of my life were when I was a soldier and was away from family during Thanksgiving.  If you are alone this holiday, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
  2. If you are a guest, make arrangements ahead of time to make things easier for yourself.  One of my clients included in his strategy driving separately, so he can arrive later and/or leave earlier.  If you have dietary restrictions, make a dish you can bring, share, and enjoy.  The host will likely be grateful.  (My strategy includes taking Butternut Squash Gratin and an Apple Crisp with real Whipped Cream to the celebration this year!)
  3. If you are the one hosting, accept as much help as you can get!  Let people bring side dishes and desserts.  Let everyone pitch in with the dishes, it’s actually kind of fun.  Dinner may not come out perfect, and just accept that going in (and if it does, you will be pleasantly surprised).
  4. In last year’s post I talked about how hard it was to talk to people about my life when I was ill.  For this year, I have a little experiment for you to try.  Instead of the usual turkey day banter of talking about harsh political differences, interrogating teenagers about what they are going to do with their lives, or listing one’s physical disabilities, try adding these wise suggestions to your strategy:  

Don’t Explain, Don’t Complain, and Be Encouraging.

In Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book Excuses Begone!, he describes how complaining attracts more negative circumstances and people to you.  That to me was pretty clear, and I knew no one liked to hear others complain.  But the big idea for me was the genesis of complaints – explaining.  You see, when you start to explain yourself, you inevitably fall into the complaining trap.  

You are a free adult.  You do not need to justify yourself to anyone.  You do not have to share your plans and leave yourself open to criticism.  When people know you are ill, they are full of well-meaning advice.  

On the other hand, when people tell you what’s going on in their lives, be an encourager!  I remember once at a family dinner my niece said she was interested in becoming an interior decorator.  Everyone had a comment about how hard it would be, how she wouldn’t be able to get a job, or she wouldn’t make any money, etc.  Although it was well-meaning advice, I thought it wasn’t quite fair to her.  I said I thought she’d make a great interior designer.  She is a very good listener and very observant, plus she has a flair for putting things together.  With training and diligence, who knows how successful she could have become?!  (She wound up pursing other career goals, but her house is gorgeous.)

This Thanksgiving, build into your holiday strategy,  finding out about what others are doing and see how encouraging you can be.   Your words of encouragement might be just the tipping point to help someone.  By looking into others’ lives, it will help you see perspectives beyond your own.  So, even if you have not recovered yet, you may get some ideas about the kinds of things you would like to do once you do.

Speaking of recovery, how would you like for this holiday season to be DRAMATICALLY different?  

How would you like to have not only strategies for coping, but have me personally “take you by the hand” to help you recover?  If you are at all interested, then fill out an application for the Take Your Health Back Coaching Session.  During this special FREE session, we’ll work together to:

  • Create a crystal-clear vision for the ideal life you’d be living with vibrant and vivacious health.
  • We’ll uncover hidden challenges that may be sabotaging your efforts and keeping you sick.