Category Archives: memories

Fibromyalgia and our memories, our brains

” Our memory is in large part the starting point for how we think, how our preferences form, and how we make decisions”, Maria Konnikova Several weeks ago on CBC radio upon hearing an interview with Dr. Konnikova regarding the … 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┬áthe … 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