I have admired many of these bloggers for several years now, so I am grateful to be included amongst them. I have been working hard these past few months to be more deliberate, consistent, and relevant with my content, and write about what I know. And I feel my work is paying off!
Some of you might have noticed a few changes here lately. For the last two years, I haven’t had a title for my blog, so I just used my social media handle photobaugh. But I did have a tagline “Finding Inspiration in Everyday Life.” I recently got inspired and I have decided to call my blog My Inspired Fibro Life and change the tagline to “Finding Inspiration in Everyday Life While Living with Fibromyalgia.”
The definition of invisible is “unable to be seen; not visible to the naked eye.” Fibromyalgia is often called an invisible condition because people suffering from it don’t look sick. But we feel it. Marked by widespread pain and fatigue, sleeping issues, and “fibrofog,” many people with this condition put on their happy face and go about their day, all the while suffering in silence. We call ourselves FibroWarriors.
The symptoms of fibromyalgia include chronic, debilitating widespread pain and fatigue. So if you could change your diet to ease up the symptoms of fibromyalgia, would you? I found this infographic to go along with my post from yesterday where I talked about diet strategies for dealing with fibromyalgia. This graphic is from Coury and Buehler Physical Therapy. You can find other practical info, graphics, and humor on my Pinterest board.
As I wrote about my 2018 goals in my last post, I have chosen to be more Deliberate this year — more conscious and intentional with my decisions and my life. I believe this behavior will lead to greater success in all I set out to achieve this year. So to start things on a positive note, I would like to share a quick post with a few words of inspiration for this first week of the new year.
It’s a time for reflecting on last year – what worked and didn’t:
“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the story you’re willing to create.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
And a time for making our plans for this new year to be better than the last:
“You are never too old to set another goal, or dream a new dream.” ~ C. S. Lewis
And finally, for me, it’s a time to embrace my word and focus on what that means for me in building a purposeful path to a successful and happy year:
“The way into the hall of success always passes through the chamber of decision. Decide to be a success; success is deliberate.” ~ Israelmore Ayivor
I hope you are having the best week! Have you set any goals for 2018 or embraced a word for the year? I would love to hear your thoughts.
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