Category Archives: empathy and fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia and the highly empathetic/ highly sensitive person

” Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods”, Anthon St. Marten Anton St. Marten writes that to feel intensely is “the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate”. Rather than believing that the person who … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia and the tendency toward anxiety

“When anxious people anticipate something bad about to happen- such as being confronted with creepy pictures of snakes or spiders- their right frontal insulas go into overdrive”, Blakeslee and Blakeslee Many of us with fibromyalgia can remember childhood as the … Continue reading

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