Category Archives: empathy

Fibromyalgia, self-criticism/self-compassion

“Self-compassion is a more effective motivator for change than self- criticism”, Kristin Neff Those of us with a chronic health condition are generally very critical of ourselves. Our self talk is filled with anger for not “pulling ourselves up by the … Continue reading

Posted in basal ganglia, cortex, empathy, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia flare-ups, hippocampus, Jon Kabat-Zinn, memories, Mindfulness body scan, self- compassion, stressful childhood | 6 Comments

The multiple emotions of fibromyalgia

“Nothing vivifies, and nothing kills, like emotions”, Joseph Roux It’s almost the end of December already and I missed writing a blog in November. Seems I was trying to recover from the many crises (or at least perceived crises) in … Continue reading

Posted in amygdala, angry, anxious, compassion, crises, depression, empathy, exhausted nervous system, fatigue, fearful, Feldenkrais, Fibromyalgia, fretting, happy, joyful, laughter, meditation, mild exercise, neuro-elasticity, recumbent bike, sad, seasonal stresses, sensitive persons, Solstice, stressed | 2 Comments

Fibromyalgia: Men/ Women/ Sensitivity and Empathy

“Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it”, George Carlin To-day one of my favourite comedians died. I shall miss his humour and while I obviously agree with Carlin’s view that both men and women are from earth, I cannot … Continue reading

Posted in 'emotional intelligence', cannot generalize, caring work, empath, empathy, feminine traits, fibromyalgi and highly intuitive, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia and high energy, gay men, George Carlin, Gulf War Syndrome, high achievers, highly motivated, human emotions, interaction, IQ, masculine traits, men and fibromyalgia, political issue, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, sensitivity, women's movement | 7 Comments

Fibromyalgia and the attempt to force it into a ‘disease’ category

” Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse” , Lily Tomlin I am weary. Try as much as I can, I cannot find many fibromyalgia researchers who are willing to stop this endless search for a medical … Continue reading

Posted in alternative/complementary practices, attachment relationships, bright lights, cure vs cause, elixirs, empathy, Fibromyalgia, lack of scientific data, Michael Sherman, nature/nuture, New Age beliefs, pharmaceuticals, psychoneurologists, right hemisphere of brain, smells, social cause, strong winds, toxic substances, toxicity in our systems, Why People Believe Weird Things | 11 Comments