I am cured.. I no longer have Fibromyalgia...

This week I had a mini meltdown, that is ok, it happens to everyone. I have now straightened my crown, took some time out to rebalance and looked at each area of my holistic well being. Looking back at the Summer in the UK it was a beautiful one for me with so many balanced symptom days that it lulled me into a sense of false security. 

I am cured.. 
I no longer have Fibromyalgia...

This is a recurrent emotion for me each year (besides the horrendous 2015) I have a run of good days and think I have now reached the destination. I can jump from the Fibro train and wave goodbye to it from the station. 

Obviously, this emotion creates a lot of sadness for me upon the return of a flare and Autumn change in symptoms. 

It is impossible to get happy with Fibromyalgia and think you have reached the destination. It is ongoing and something to be worked at each day then reevaluated each season.

As women with Fibromyalgia, we all need holistic balance to grow. 

There are 5 types of holistic self-care:
Physical ★ Emotional ★ Spiritual ★ Sensory ★ Social
... try not to focus on just one aspect and presume the other areas will take care of themselves. 

“When you look at a tree during a storm, you see that its branches and leaves are swaying back and forth violently in the strong wind. You have the impression the tree will not be able to withstand the storm. You are like that when you’re gripped by a strong emotion. Like the tree, you feel vulnerable. You can break at any time. But if you turn your attention down to the trunk of the tree, you realize that its roots are deeply anchored in the ground, and the see the tree will be able to hold, it cannot be blown away.

Each of us, in a sitting or standing position is like the tree. When the storm of your emotion is passing by, you should not stay at the level of the head or the heart, which are like the top of the tree. You have to leave the heart, the eye of the storm, and come back to the trunk of the tree. Bring your attention down to your navel – that is the trunk – the most solid part of yourself – and practice mindful breathing. Become aware of the rise and fall of your abdomen. Doing this in a stable position, such as the sitting position, you feel much better. Just breathe, don’t think of anything. Breathe through the movement, the rise and fall of your abdomen. Practice in this way for 10 to 15 minutes, and the strong emotion will pass on through.

You should not wait for emotion to appear before you begin practicing. Otherwise you will be carried away by the storm.

You should train now, while the emotion is not there.”
Thích Nhất Hạnh

I am thankful that the dark days come. They remind me of my ongoing path to happiness and acceptance with this horrible illness.

I cried.
I thought "why me?"
I doubted my own ability to deal with this pain.
I doubted my own strength.

Then the internal voice says, "remember who you are...head up, boobs out, lippy on..." 

I love being a happy little zen child of all things rainbow.. but I also love the feisty kick-ass, bitch within me. We work well together....

What do you do when you have dark days of self-doubt? 
How do you find your balance again? 

I am just adding the finishing touches to a blog called "What I put in my recharge box" 
Look out for it as it may be a good read for you and something you need to implement in your life.

Hold on through the darkness. It will pass and you will find your rainbow path again.

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Love and gentle hugs

Ness xx

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  1. So true.....you get a few good days and think yes!!! I've beat this. Then reality sets in !! Then the smile goes on and you try your best to wait it out. Hugs xxx

    1. Thank you so much, it really is comforting knowing I am not alone with this emotion. Huge hugs back at you xxx

  2. Yes, I did really good this summer with few flare ups but now as the weather changes and it's getting colder back to reality. My body has once again turned on me and it brought back all the negative emotions and self doubt as I had to stay in bed yesterday. Today I woke up determined to get back on the battle field of life with my aches and pain and push forward throughout my day. Only if I can get the chatter out of my head telling me to give up which I will never give up. Today will be a day of Epsom salt bath and much meditation & positive affirmations to start yet another beginning.

    1. Huge love to you beautiful fibro sister. We are in this together so massive hugs xxx

  3. Do you find that fibro flares after exercise or a yoga class?


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