Category Archives: meditation

Fibromyalgia, my unquiet mind

” The mind is the most capricious of insects-flitting, fluttering”, Virginia Woolf Sit quietly for a minute and imagine this stream with leaves quietly floating by in the water.

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Fibromyalgia and foot (?) pain

” When things get really bad, just raise your glass and stamp your feet and do a little jig”, Leonard Cohen As I have been limping along these past few months following hip surgery I began to have foot pain, … Continue reading

Posted in central sensitization, chi gong, degenerative disc disease, Fibromyalgia, hyper-aroused cenral nervous system, meditation, trekking sticks | 7 Comments

Fibromyalgia: Living with Chronic Pain

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on”, Robert Frost I have frequently cited the works of adiemusfree from her HealthSkills Blog. She has become my guru for updates on research regarding pain. I … Continue reading

Posted in adiemusfree, anxiety, Buddhism and suffering, depression, Fibromyalgia, ignorance and passion, meditation, pacing, pain clinic, Toni Bernhard | 15 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

Changing the brain/Rewiring the brain/Training the brain: Managing fibromyalgia

“Every man (sic) can, if he so desires, become the sculptor of his own brain”, Santiago Ramon Cajal I have before me books, newspaper clippings, magazines that speak to the phenomenal advances that are occurring in the area of brain … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia and Pacing Oneself

“If you can anchor yourself to a ship of tranquility, you won’t be tossed about by the waves of stimulation”, Ted Zeff I recently asked my spouse what lessons he learned from his father. His reply was how to ‘pace’ … Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism, depression, fearfulness, Fibromyalgia, frenetic activity, highly sensitive persons, joy, living life in the slow lane, meditation, neuroscientists, optimism, overstimulation, personality characteristics, rushing, Ted Zeff | 10 Comments

Fibromyalgia and Treatment

“What I am looking for is not out there; it is in me”, Helen Keller The idea that fibromyalgia can be ‘cured’ through medications is erroneous. Drugs such as Neurontin or Lyrica can sometimes be effective to control the symptoms in some … Continue reading

Posted in body movement, diaphragmatic breathing, discipline, Fibromyalgia, Jeffrey M. Schwartz and Sharon Begley, Lyrica, meditation, neurontin, remap brain, shaking, shivering, talk therapy, The Mind and the Brain, touch therapy, trembling, unlearn | 7 Comments