Letter Board No. 38

Smiling and laughing are great for your health!

Just a quick Monday morning post to remind you to laugh and smile today. I am headed back to the office full-time this week after 13 months of partially working from home. We tried this once before in October, but within about a month we were back to part-time in the office again, thanks to the pandemic. So I think I will really need the positivity to get me through this week, as I expect it to feel longer than usual.

A positive attitude and the ability to laugh are key to good health and longevity. They do say that laughter is the best medicine, so why not give it a try. What have you got to lose!? 🙂

Laugh, smile, and be awesome.
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Spring Fibro Update

And how I cope with fibromyalgia flares

I just left my doctor’s office for my annual physical and was given a clean bill of health. Well except for my fibromyalgia, that is. That ugly beast is still with me. My doctor rewarded me with not having to do blood work this time. No needless poking! I also received my last Prolia injection! In six months I will switch to a different medication for two years, and then should be done with medication for osteoporosis.

It’s a nice feeling to think you are doing something right with your health.

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Letter Board No. 37

Every day is a fresh start…

Obviously this post is a little late, as we are now in the 3rd month of 2021! I have started so many posts the last few months, only to get pulled away into something else. I am juggling some extra duties at work these days, as well as helping care for my mom after moving her across the country to be near me. So writing, painting, and other hobbies that give my life a sense of normalcy have taken a back seat.

And then 2021 has been a bit of a kick in the teeth for those of us living in Texas. Plus getting the second shot of my COVID-19 vaccine has caused a fibro-flare and perpetual exhaustion.

Even changing out my letter board has gone from weekly to monthly, or whenever I can find a few spare minutes. But here’s one from the New Year I am finally getting around to sharing.

“Every day is a fresh start…every sunrise is a new adventure.”

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Nutrition and Fibromyalgia

We’re all just given one body to get us through life, so take care of it.

Did you know that:

  • An unhealthy diet contributes to almost 680,000 deaths in the U. S. each year?
  • Fewer than 1 in 10 people eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables?
  • An estimated $147 billion is spent annually on health care for obesity?

Staggering statistics to say the least.

If you’ve read my blog in the past, you know I have had fibromyalgia for over 20 years now and I prefer a holistic approach over taking prescription medications to cope with my condition.

March is National Nutrition Month here in the U.S., designed to help people make informed choices on what to eat, and build better habits for eating right and moving more. We’re all given just one body to get us through this life, so it’s best we take care of it the best we can. As such, I thought I would just link up some of my favorite and most popular posts on nutrition, supplements, exercise, and building habits, that enable me to live a life without pain medication.

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

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