Oh my gosh y’all! I just found this amazing article! I was researching the reason why coloring takes my pain away for my series on Alleviating my Fibromyalgia pain and I found this spectacular article on it! I had to get let this information out asap! Read it!
“Creating art is a very effective way to stimulate the brain and anyone can do it. Learn the many benefits of art and why it’s so helpful for mental health.”
Source: The Mental Health Benefits of Art Are for Everyone
Source: “How Deep the Hollow”
I ran across this post today. “From the depths of despair” I said. This painting and all the others from last year, almost got thrown in the trash. I’m trying to purge all the things that remind me of the horribleness of years past. Predominantly 2016.
The pain and mental anguish was so great that my only refuge was paint on canvas. I see them now with the realization, that as I suffered, I was being bamboozled. I see all of the paintings now and I’m reminded of this.
I have a fresh start and the things that remind me of the horribleness will be tossed away.
“How Deep the Hollow” lives on to see another day. Although, it may be placed in a far room in the house. Or under a couch cushion.
I am set free. I am free. I live without effort or sadness… dammit.
As the pain subsides these days, I’m called to write about the many techniques that I’ve used in order to alleviate many of the symptoms of fibromyalgia. I wanted to write s single page of the things that work for me and offer a call for others to share their own alleviation techniques. The single page has grown long with many, many links to websites that backup the information that I’m providing or to websites in which you can purchase the items that have worked for me. I may have to break up the article into various posts because the information has become substantial.
As the pain subsides and I write the aforementioned epic dialogue on my own alleviation techniques; I’ve been nursing a migraine. In fact this is Day nine of the migraine. It’s like all the body pain has climbed up my neck stalk and nested in my head. I feel almost like a phony for writing about alleviation techniques when I can’t alleviate my migraine. The caveat is that I’d like to alleviate the migraine without taking pharmaceuticals. My liver would be so happy about that.
Here’s a call out to all my fibromyalgia suffering family.. What alleviates your symptoms and what has helped you achieve a better quality of life? Even more… what helps alleviate migraines!?
Yesterday, I broke personal records riding my bike. (Scroll past the stats, if you’re not interested, to get to the good stuff at the end of the post.)
Most Calories Burned
Largest Elevation Climb
Farthest Distance in a Week
Longest Duration in a Week
Most Calories Burned in a Week
Largest Elevation Climb in a Week
Farthest Distance in a Month
Most Calories Burned in a Month
Largest Elevation Climb in a Month
One year ago, I could barely finish five minutes of yoga without feeling like I had the flu. I wanted to die.
Ask me about my super duper healthy eating plan and I’ll tell you it’s a a large part of why I’ve come so far.