This week’s Torah portion covers a part of the Exodus story when the Israelites were enslaved in Egypt. Most people are familiar with the narrative which includes Moses asking Pharaoh to free the Jews and G-d causing the first seven of the ten plagues to harden the heart of Pharaoh. A lot of weird shit happens: blood fills the Nile,… Continue reading Overcoming Self-Imposed Limitations
I have not made any resolutions for 2016 but that does not mean that I don’t have goals or aspirations. I just don’t want large & daunting “HAVE TO’s and SHOULD’s” hanging over my head. Instead, I choose to take one day at a time. When dealing with fibromyalgia, or any chronic disease for that matter,… Continue reading Why I Have Not Made Any New Year’s Resolutions
I love soup! I eat it almost every day in the fall and winter. I made a carrot-leek soup the other day that was soooo good, I couldn’t not share. It combines a bunch of yummy ingredients that are really healthy for the body and soothing for the soul. Carrots are sweet and grounding so great for Vata (check… Continue reading Soups On!
According to Ayurveda, the holistic health science from India, the body & mind are governed by three energies or doshas : Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each person is born with an innate constitution consisting of a unique balance of the three doshas. Ayurveda lends insight into the drug-free management of chronic conditions. Stress, environmental conditions, poor eating habits, lack of sleep… Continue reading Vata Management
Here is a fun & easy way to pick yourself up when you are utterly exhausted but need to get sh*t done or are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Easy movement is the best thing to increase your energy in an instant. Trust me, I know how fibromyalgia can suck every last drop of motivation out… Continue reading Get Up & Shake Your Booty
You can feel better in less than 10 minutes a day! Thank God for His love and mercy Before you get out of bed, take a moment to acknowledge God. If you don’t believe in a higher power, simply think about one thing you are grateful for: your family, a roof over your head, juicy… Continue reading 5 Happy Habits to Start Your Day
We must translate pain into action, and tears into growth. -The Rebbe Wallowing in self-pity and asking yourself (or your God), “WHY do I have to suffer with chronic pain?” will not alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Since there is no drug (or natural supplement that I know of) that will get rid of the pain entirely,… Continue reading My Fibromyalgia Rx