Letter Board No. 27

Just a little reminder from a thing I like to call Reality. While it’s great to Dream Big, reach for the stars, and have goals, those of us with chronic conditions know that at times achieving those things comes with a price to our health. We can achieve great things when we keep balance and grounding in our lives. 💜

What’s your goal for the day?

Cheers!

Cynthia

Letter Board No. 26

There are better days ahead.

As I posted on Instagram this morning, “May your Friday be short, and your weekend be long!” 🙂

“There are better days ahead.”

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Letter Board No. 25

Making small, incremental changes can have a profound and lasting effect on your life.

What one thing can you be thankful for today? More than one? Bonus! This year has been a struggle for me to be thankful or grateful for much. Grief and pain can do that to a person. But I can always find at least one thing every day to make me smile.

“There is always something to be thankful for.”

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Letter Board No. 24

Making small, incremental changes can have a profound and lasting effect on your life.

What one little change can you make today that can have a big impact in your life?

“Little hinges swing big doors.”

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Clean Eating: Creamy Chocolate Chili Smoothie

Good nutrition creates health in all areas of our existence.

It’s no secret that I believe eating right can make a huge difference in your health and overall well-being. Smoothies are my go-to breakfast. I love them because you can sneak all kinds of healthy fruits, vegetables, and superfoods in them.

Variety is the spice of life! 

A little sweet. 🍫 A little spicy.  🌶 I was looking to make a new recipe recently, and this is what I came up with. Chocolately goodness! I hope you enjoy! 🙂

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Grief and Fibromyalgia

Grief can be so overwhelming that the hardest thing to muster is hope and strength.

I have been trying to write this post for many months now, but have been consumed by grief, a lack of creativity, and no desire to write.

Grief takes on many forms when you have chronic pain or a chronic illness, like fibromyalgia. You might be grieving the person you used to be, the life you used to have, or all of the things you used to be able to do.

Any loss can be profound and all-consuming. Even life-changing.

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Letter Board No. 23

Look deep down inside you for new thoughts and new strengths.

Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Glass half-full or glass half-empty? I, myself, have always tried to look at the bright side of things. I will admit, I have had my share of dark days in pain or grieving or worried about something, but all in all I choose to be optimistic.

“With a new day comes new strengths and new thoughts.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

You know those crazy made up holidays? Well August is Admit You’re Happy or Happiness Happens month, so try to focus on the good. Celebrate you! Be grateful for all of the positive things you have in your life.

We all face challenges and pain and loss. Rather than dwelling on the negative, look deep down inside you for new thoughts and new strengths. Dig deep down and find a ray of hope!

After all, you’ve survived 100% of your worst days up to now.

This too shall pass.

Cheers!

Cynthia