Author Archives: Claire

8 Invaluable Lessons Fibromyalgia Taught Me

Being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia has changed my life. It’s easy to focus on all the negatives but today I’m focusing on the invaluable lessons Fibromyalgia taught me. Fibromyalgia taught me how to lean on other people. Asking for help is a … Continue reading

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Delicious Bramley Apple Brioche Bake

I enjoyed baking the delicious Bramley Apple Brioche Bake recipe that I discovered on the Bramley Apple website. Delicious Bramley Apple Brioche Bake Ingredients 350g Bramley apples, peeled, cored and sliced thinly 60g caster sugar 150g brioche, sliced (approx 6 … Continue reading

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7 Things I Loved in July

July was another challenging month – my fibro pain was intense and I felt so fatigued. My depression hasn’t lifted but I’m working on building my confidence again, I’m practising mindfulness and I’m focusing on the positives in my life. … Continue reading

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Zingy Lemon Crunch

This zingy delicious lemon crunch is the perfect summer dessert and a great addition to any family party. Ingredients 200g Ginger Nuts/Digestive biscuits 80g unsalted butter 125ml double cream 397g tin of condensed milk Juice and zest of 2 Lemons Grated … Continue reading

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9 Things I Loved In June

Today I’ve been reflecting on the month of June, it’s been a challenging month, my health has not been great – physically and mentally. I’ve seen a number of doctors and consultants, I’ve endured being prodded and poked and I’ve … Continue reading

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How To Make Positive Lifestyle Changes

Sometimes we get bogged down in our routines but how about making some changes or trying something you’ve always wanted to have a go at but kept putting off?  Why wait? It’s time to take the initiate and stop playing … Continue reading

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8 Things Not To Say To Someone With Fibromyalgia

When I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, the support of my friends was invaluable, but I also learned that there are 8 things you should never say to a fibro warrior. “I feel so sorry for you.” This implies that we are helpless victims. We … Continue reading

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6 Cards People With Fibromyalgia Would Love To Receive

Does your friend or loved one have fibromyalgia? There are 6 cards that they would love to receive from you. 6 cards people with fibromyalgia would love to receive: I’m sorry you are going through a fibro flare, I promise … Continue reading

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Empowering Yourself To Make Change Happen

Recently, in my ‘Things I loved in May’ blog post I mentioned The Book of YOU http://amzn.to/29chkeq. This book promises to empower you to make change happen – one micro-action at a time because the small things really matter. During this … Continue reading

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How To Support A Friend With Fibromyalgia

If someone you love has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you might feel helpless, but you don’t have to be.  Friends play an essential role in helping those who live with a chronic illness. It’s important that people with fibromyalgia feel … Continue reading

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