Category Archives: sexual orientation

Is Fibromyalgia a ‘Psychosomatic’ Disorder?

” Trust one who has gone through it”, Virgil Writing that words psychomatic, in fact, even thinkingĀ about theĀ title makes me feel uncomfortable! Who wants to be labeled as one whose pain is thought to be “JUST in your head” implying … Continue reading

Posted in 'emotional intelligence', amygdala, anger, anxiety, Dr. Hugo Critchley, Dr. John E. Sarno, Dr.Peter Levine, economically disadvantaged, fear, Fibromyalgia, fight or flight, highly empathetic, highly sensitive, insula, marginalized, mindbody medicine, nociceptors, psychosomatic, racism, rage, sandra and matthew blakeslee, sexism, sexual orientation, testosterone, The Body Has a Mind of Its Own, The Divided Mind The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders, unconscious emotions, Waking the Tiger Healing Trauma | 19 Comments

Fibromyalgia and ‘Differences’- class, culture,race: a case for Black women

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences”, Audre Lorde As I write blogs I am constantly aware that readers will be wondering where they fit in the scheme … Continue reading

Posted in ageism, black women and fibromyalgia, cultural differences, Fibromyalgia, geography and fibromyalgia, health care systems, homophobia, race and fibromyalgia, racism and fibromyalgia, sexual orientation, social class and fibromyalgia, urban vs. rural | 2 Comments