Tag Archives: invisible illness

5 ways to maintain a positive attitude

Recently I’ve flirted with pessimism.  I lost my smile for a while – stress, lack of sleep, Fibromyalgia pain and fatigue. The truth is, living with Fibromyalgia is tough, being in constant pain and trying to keep going and making … Continue reading

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Home Pampering – My Lush Haul

Taking time out to pamper yourself can feel like an indulgence but it shouldn’t be a luxury, it’s really important to look after yourself.  Are you due some home pampering? Lush is one of my favourite stores – the intermingling gorgeous … Continue reading

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6 Fantastic Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Positivity Jar

I want to start 2016 positively! Inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s (best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love) beautifully simple idea about keeping a happiness jar I’ve started filling what I’ve decided to call my positivity jar. Each day I write down on a … Continue reading

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Making Positive Lifestyle Changes

The New Year is upon us and I am indulging in retrospection and re-evaluating the past year. I’m really pleased with what I’ve accomplished in my first 8 months of blogging. I have really enjoyed it, I’ve spoken to so … Continue reading

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Allow positivity to be a dominant force in your life

Maintaining a positive attitude is crucial when you want to achieve anything or just to improve the quality of your life.  Today I have some exciting news to share with you. One of my blog posts ’20 reasons why it’s … Continue reading

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5 top tips for new bloggers

Wow! I’ve already been blogging for 6 months.  When I started I hoped a few friends and family would read my blog. I also wished others with Fibromyalgia would also visit and read as I write about life with chronic … Continue reading

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What would you put in your Fibromyalgia cuddle basket?

This week has been a challenging one – I’ve been physically, emotionally and mentally drained. My pain levels were high, my fatigue severe and I could only focus on my flaws.  I lost my ability to smile.  Talking to friends … Continue reading

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Garlic, ginger and lemon swordfish steaks

Firm, meaty swordfish is one of the easiest and most delicious fish to cook.  Here is a simple and quick recipe that is so yummy. Ingredients 2 swordfish steaks 1tsp finely chopped ginger 1 garlic clove, crushed Juice of 1/2 … Continue reading

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What do you know about Fibromyalgia?

What do you know about Fibromyalgia? Unfortunately lots of people are still not aware of the condition or the terrible effects it has on both sufferers and their families. Fibromyalgia (FMS) is an invisible illness, we may look fine on … Continue reading

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Squidgy peanut butter brownies

I love chocolate and cookies….and anything with the word ‘cake’ in the title… and irresistible things like brownies. These Squidgy Brownies from one of my favourite recipe books ‘The Great British Bake Off: Learn to Bake’ are so good as … Continue reading

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