Monthly Archives: February 2016

Fibromyalgia and the ‘crafty’ person: knittin’ , hookin’ and stitchin’ as therapy

  “As I get older, I just prefer to knit”, Tracy Ullman In the Canadian Globe and Mail , Thursday, February 18, 2016, L5, featuring an article by Jane Brody, we read about the benefits of knitting as therapy. In fact, large … Continue reading

Posted in amygdala, betsan corkhill, colouring, creativity and fibromyalgia, Fibromyalgia, Jane Brody, making quilts, mindfulness meditation, Tara Jon Manning | 2 Comments

Fibromyalgia: “what’s that smell”?

“For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that we use it so little”, Rachel Carson Many of us with fibromyalgia are extremely sensitive to environmental stimulation … Continue reading

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Harnessing your fibromyalgia anxiety with mindfulness meditation

“Breathe and let be”, Jon Kabat-Zinn Within the last two decades the concept of mindfulness meditation has been adopted by schools, hospitals, businesses, police and even the military. Those who teach/mentor MM to people in the huge business of organized sport, the … Continue reading

Posted in catastrophic thinking, Fibromyalgia, fMRI, mindfulness meditation, PTSD | 2 Comments