Happy Mother’s Day

Mothers do their best Mother Happy Mother's Day mothersHappy Mother’s Day (Even If You Have Mixed Feelings About It)

Like a lot of people, I have mixed emotions about Mother’s Day. First, I don’t have a warm and fuzzy relationship with my mother or any of my now-deceased grandmothers. My mother was never my “soft, safe place to land.” Also, I spent most of my adult life desperately wishing to be a mother, and it nearly didn’t happen. (After we had completely given up, after eight years of marriage and at the age of forty-one, I became pregnant. Before that, I had been referred to as “barren” which really stung.)

I LOVE being a mother and not only is it more than I dreamed it could be, it is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, as I am sure all parents feel. Not only do I get to be the love of someone’s life, if even for a short time, but I felt like I got my parents back too. I had walked a mile in their shoes and had some insights into what they were going through. I also enjoy them through my son who loves spending time with them.

As  a Mother or Father, We Do the Best We Can

I was having a cuddly little talk with my seven-year-old son today about parents. I said that everyone at any given point in time is doing the best they know how. I said, so that now when I look back and what I thought were shortcomings by the people in charge of taking care me, now I realize how much they were actually struggling.

Wow! What an insight! That insight makes it not only easier to forgive my parents, but also myself, and everyone else for that matter.

I have been told by people that the root emotion behind fibromyalgia is unforgiveness. I don’t know if I believe that, or even if root emotions contribute to disease at all. But what I do know is forgiveness, and particularly self-forgiveness is the doorway to inner peace. And peace helps health immeasurably.


If you read popular writing about health and well-being, it is said that stress is the number one contributor to ill health. Do you know what stress is? It is just our outlook on what is happening to and around us. We can change our thoughts, change our outlook and then, have less stress, and more peace.

So my wish for Mother’s Day is for everyone, everywhere, to find the peace in your heart you so richly deserve.

With Love and Joy!

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!

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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

Get More Energy Naturally

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I remember the day I thought I was completely recovered from Fibromyalgia. I had been doing the Healing Cleanse religiously for about a month, then one day, everything was clearer, the brain fog was gone. I could get out of bed. I remember thinking I felt better than most people who never had fibromyalgia. There was so much I wanted to do! I didn’t want to waste any more time since I had been sick for 20 years. So what was next? One thing that I was ready for was more energy!

Best Sources 

I wanted to challenge myself and work harder. I wanted to make the most of every minute. I knew that drinks and supplements didn’t offer the kind of energy I was desiring. I wanted energy that would last and would improve my productivity, so I started searching. The source that made the most sense is a forgotten bodybuilding secret that has been replaced with powders and shakes. It’s the perfect “uncEat to Energize energy Get More Energy Naturally get more energyonventional, traditional” source of energy….Liver! You don’t have to like liver to get it into your diet! I wanted energy so bad that I started finding ways to get liver into my diet that didn’t require “tasting it.”

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Delicious Foods

My determination lead me to create multiple recipes that I would use throughout the week. I wasn’t just cooking for myself. My son and my husband had to like what I was cooking, so it was even more challenging. Once the recipes were “family-approved,” I would add them to the list of meals I could make regularly. My stack became so thick that I decided to put them in a book!

More than just Recipes

My new book Eat to Energize, not only has recipes, it also has other ways of getting liver into your diet that might be better for you, if you’re not ready for cooking, so don’t worry, you will find something in this book you can use!

Special Update!! Eat to Energize has now been critically acclaimed by The Weston A. Price Foundation! Get your copy and know you are making an excellent choice for you and your family! 

Eat to Energize is now available for $19.99 (in paperback).

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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.

10X Healing Power

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Is it possible to increase your healing ability by ten times??!!  What would that mean for you?  I am on FIRE about the new energy healing techniques I learned in San Diego with internet business guru and healer, Christian Mickelsen!

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Results so far…I had a long-standing shoulder injury that healed in just five minutes!  That was a physical issue that healed, and I haven’t even mentioned the plethora of emotional issues that healed for me.  I am the most at peace I have ever been in my life, and since I was already a peaceful person, that is saying a lot!

This is what others who worked with me are saying:

10X Healing Power Chelsea Hanson Testimonial PictureWith Leah’s unique healing processes and remarkable energy-related techniques, I was able to release fibromyalgia pain from my body and it has not reoccurred.  I don’t know how she did it, but it works!  If you are suffering from chronic pain, you too can be helped through Leah’s guidance and expertise.

Chelsea Hanson, a happy client

www.ChelseaHanson.com


10X Healing Power Sue P testimonial photoBy working with Leah, I was quickly able to clear the fibromyalgia 
symptoms including general fatigue and diffuse pain & muscle soreness that I have lived with for 25+ years. After this layer was peeled back and removed, other specific physical pains have presented themselves including knee and shoulder pain. These will be the next areas I will address in my wellness journey.

 Sue P.

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

I have been “around the block” with energy healing, and have found that most were ineffective for fibromyalgia, at least in any lasting sense.  The reason I went to this training was because I had met a woman who was healed of fibromyalgia with these healing techniques, and her mother as well.

I want to offer this to you!  I want you to feel the freedom from fibromyalgia and be at peace, if not joy, as well.  For a very limited time, and for an introductory price, I am offering Freedom from Fibromyalgia Energy Healing Sessions.  (This is way lower than the price I was advised to charge by over ten-fold!)  I am offering to meet you on the phone or Skype for three sessions (about 60 minutes each) to do this energy healing work.  It is one payment of $397 or three payments of $157 (the one payment option is a little better deal).

Results Guaranteed!

So my guarantee is this:  if after the third session, you do not feel at least 25% better, which will be up to you to decide, then you may request a full refund, no hassles. 

You really don’t have anything to lose, and how would your life be different with a 25% or more increase in your health and functioning?

My obliged disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor or a lawyer, and I don’t want to hire either.  I am not making medical claims as to curing anything, diagnosing anything, or prescribing anything. These statements have not been reviewed or approved by the Food and Drug Administration, thank goodness.

So click on the link here, and after your payment has been processed you will be sent a link to my calendar to schedule your appointment.  Got questions?  Feel free to email me at Leah@TheFibroLady.com.  I read all of them!

To your joy and health,

Leah

 

You’re Not Going to Believe the Summer I Had

I was blind-sided by summer this year!

This year’s circumstances came as quite a surprise.  As a result of my recovery from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, depression, etc., I became pregnant with my miracle baby.  Now my “baby” is a seven-year-old little boy made of snakes and snails and puppy dog tails.

Unlike during the school year, my little boy woke up every day around 6 am ready to go-go-go!  He went all day straight until bedtime.  And he seemed to need my constant attention.  I never knew If I had fibromyalgia I wouldn't be learning Karate this Summer!  summer You’re Not Going to Believe the Summer I Had Karate with my sonJumping with my Son this summer summer You’re Not Going to Believe the Summer I Had Jumping with my Sonsomeone else could get so bored that it was painful to me.  (Here we are bouncing on the new trampoline!)  In all honesty, we had a difficult time finding our groove during the first half of summer.

I decided to “give up” on getting much done, and I focused on enjoying the time with my son.  Even though I had cut way back on work, I was able to help my private coaching clients have major breakthroughs with their health.  (See the invitation below for a FREE initial consultation.)

We went on vacation to northern Ohio to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, swam in Lake Erie and toured Put-In-Bay.  We got a season pass to a local amusement park and rode roller coasters every week.  We also continued our martial arts training (I feel like such a bad-ass now!).  All in all, we ended up having a marvelous summer!

If you would like to take your life back from the pain, fatigue and brain fog, why not join me for a FREE consultation?

During this special 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 sickRoller Coasters with my Son this Summer!  summer You’re Not Going to Believe the Summer I Had Roller Coasters with my Son
  • You’ll leave the session re-energized, inspired and ready to finally take control of your health once and for all

These sessions are for a limited time and spaces are limited.  To connect with a time that works for you go to www.TheFibroLadyCalendar.com. Register today and start living your new life!

Yours in joy and health,

Leah

Cope with Fibromyalgia?

How to Cope with Fibromyalgia – NOT!

How did Leah cope with Fibromyalgia cope with fibromyalgia Cope with Fibromyalgia? BeforeI don’t write a lot about coping with the symptoms of fibromyalgia for one main reason – I sucked at it!  I did not “cope” very well at all.  My life was a shambles, my pain was out-of-control, I couldn’t work, I could barely care for myself, and I was so miserable I didn’t want to live anymore.  I felt a prisoner in my own body.  Sound familiar?

I was just living a life of quiet (and sometimes not-so-quiet) desperation.  I couldn’t see a way out.  Now I know a way out, that has not only worked for me but others as well.  I compare it to being lost in the woods:  someone found a path out and led me out.  I have now gone back to help others get out.  

I don’t write about coping not only because I did not do it very well, but because I feel it’s a waste of time when I can tell you about recovering.  Yes, you need strategies to help you in the here and now, but you can find them all over the internet.  What is more unique are strategies for healing and recovery, so that is my focus.  

I want to help you recover your health so you can do whatever it is you want to do in life.  Maybe you want to lead people out of the woods too, or maybe you want to raise your children, finish school, or start a business.  Whatever it is, it will be nearly impossible if all you can do is “cope.”

You don’t need to feel like a prisoner in your own body.  For the last six years of my illness I was in bed 12-16 hours a day.  I felt stuck.  Don’t do like I did, get unstuck and take your life back.  

So if you are wondering how to cope with fibromyalgia, I invite you to follow my “roadmap” for recovery from the symptoms of fibromyalgia and its coexisting conditions.  You can read the first chapter of my book for free at https://unconventiona.wpengine.com/my-story/ .  I would love to hear your thoughts about it.

If it feels right to you, then I invite you to take a look at one of the many resources I offer, including the upcoming 3D Fibro Healing TeleClass.  Our first class is free and it is on April 21st at 7pm EST.  To get information go to www.3DFibro.com/optin .

I look forward to hearing about your recovery and what you do once you take back your life!

Yours in joy and health,

Leah