Category Archives: hippocampus

AFFLICTED…Netflix documentary reviewed

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear”,Mark Twain I  have watched all episodes of the documentary Afflicted on Netflix. My mind is reeling and disturbed. I am hoping that by writing this blog I can … Continue reading

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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

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