Fall Round-Up

The crisp fall air is here and we are facing our first frost here in Texas with possible snow flurries. It’s “pumpkin-everything” season still, yet I asked my boys to get the tree and Christmas decorations down from the attic this weekend. I have the house decorated for fall and Thanksgiving, but am thinking ahead and planning my schedule for when the boys are gone hunting Thanksgiving week.img_6206

For something different, I wanted to do a “round-up” of some of my posts these past few months, in case you missed something. Enjoy!

Living with Fibromyalgia

What Really Causes Fibromyalgia?

Five Travel Tips for Fibromyalgia

Caregiver TLC: 7 Tips for Self-Care

Most Popular Older Posts:

How to Be Resilient with Fibromyalgia

Why I Practice Yoga for Pain

My Most Popular Post on Twitter:

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#Mood #FibroFunny

Closely followed by…

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Story of my life…. #Fibromyalgia RT: @Fibrobloggers #Fibro fatigue

Inspiring

10 Things to Inspire You This Month – October

When Things Don’t Go According to Plan

Believe in Yourself

10 Things to Inspire You this Month – September

My most popular post on Instagram:

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“The earth laughs in flowers.”  Pay attention to fleeting moments of beauty… a flower in bloom, a tree in transition with its fall colors, a smile one a stranger’s face. Blink, and you may miss it. Take some time today to slow down and observe and just breathe.

 

Please take a minute to leave me a comment on one of the following:

  • What are you doing this fall? Do you skip from Halloween right on to Christmas? Or do you take a moment to be #thankful first and decorate for fall like me?
  • Did you like this round-up format?

For more inspiring quotes or information on fibromyalgia and chronic pain in between my blog posts, follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @photobaugh.

Cheers!Cynthia

 

10 Things to Inspire You This Month

“It’s in the chasing of the idea that we catch it.”

As it is Veteran’s Day, I wanted to extend my gratitude to those serving or who have served our country. Men and women who are brave enough to put their lives in harms way, to protect and defend our country and the principles upon which it was built. These men and women are heroes in my book, and like those emergency responders who also lay down their lives for others; these everyday heroes deserve our utmost respect and gratitude.

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10 Things to Inspire You This Month

There is such beauty surrounding us, we just have to look for it.

October is the trigger for fall, cooler weather, changing leaves, all things pumpkin, #breastcancerawareness, #InvisibleDisabilitiesWeek, cybersecurity awareness (#CyberAware), and of course, “Treat Yo’self” Day. All things near and dear to my ❤ ! Loving the cooler temps and glad to get a break from the rain here in Texas. Such a great way to go into fall!

Yes, the month is nearly over. I have struggled with finishing this post due to business travel, fibromyalgia, a busy work schedule, and life in general that have all drawn my energy and focus elsewhere. I have my moments of self-doubt, but I try to extend myself some grace and do what I can.  Continue reading “10 Things to Inspire You This Month”

Believe in Yourself

We all need to believe in something, so why not believe in yourself. Confidence is contagious.

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Yes, working hard is important. But success comes from the belief that you can accomplish anything.

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We all deal with setbacks or failures, have to overcome obstacles, and sometimes face adversities. But how you face those obstacles and the attitude that carries you through the day can help you reach your goals.

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So don’t let those negative thoughts take over. Positive thoughts and attitudes, self-confidence and the belief that you can do it will yield positive results.

Cheers!

Cynthia

Be a Ray of Sunshine

Monday is here again. Yes, the weekends never seem long enough. But still, it’s best to start that work week with a positive attitude! “Be a ray of sunshine in someone’s otherwise cloudy day.”

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Happy Monday!

Cheers!

Cynthia

Quote: Find Something You Love to Do

Last weekend I listened to Steve Nash’s speech as he was enshrined into the basketball Hall of Fame. As he closed his speech, he was talking to his kids, and to all kids with their life in front of them. I found his words touching enough to write them down. These words can be an inspiration to us all to find that passion within us, and go after our goals.lovetodo

Find something you love to do. Do it every day. Be obsessed. Balance can come later. Use your imagination. Put pen to paper. Declare your intentions. Set small goals. Knock them off. Set more goals. Gain momentum. Build confidence. Grow a deep belief. Outwork people. Play the long game. You don’t have to be the chosen one. The secret is to build a resolve and spirit to enjoy the plateaus – the times when it doesn’t feel like you’re improving and you question why your doing this. If you’re patient, the plateaus will become springboards. Finally, never stop striving, reaching for your goals until you get there. But the truth is even when you get there – even when you get here, standing on the stage – it’s the striving, fighting, and pushing yourself to the limit every day that you’ll miss and you’ll long for. You’ll never be more alive than when you give something everything you have.” 

Here’s hoping your plateaus become springboards to bigger things!

Cheers!

Cynthia

10 Things to Inspire You this Month

Enjoy stories of happiness, creativity, getting outside, and a great American hero.

Are you happy? Do you take time out of your day or week to just waste time? When was the last time you walked barefoot in the grass or let your inner child be free?

For September, I wanted to share stories about happiness, creativity, getting outside, and a great American hero. And since it’s National Yoga Month, I have included a video from my favorite yogi for you to enjoy. I hope these stories and videos give you pause to think, and I hope you enjoy reading or watching them as much as I enjoyed finding them. Continue reading “10 Things to Inspire You this Month”