Episode 36: Fibromyalgia Awareness Day 2020

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day 2020

Our Best Tips To Feel Better

The 2020 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day episode is a special collection of tips pulled from a virtual event Tami hosted for her clients, coaches, and her coaches’ clients. 

Tami asked coaches and clients alike to share their best fibromyalgia management tips, the thing that helped them the most on their fibromyalgia journey, and what it was like to work with a Fibromyalgia Coach. Listen in to hear our best tips to help you feel better.

Key Points

  • If watching the news stresses you out, have someone else in your house be the designated news watcher.
  • Working with a coach on your goals provides needed accountability.
  • If you don’t have a functional medicine doctor or a naturopath on your team, it can be really, really hard to make progress.
  • You’re not in a sprint, you’re in a marathon… Don’t worry about time pressures that are put on you by society.
  • Being willing to spend the money, time, effort, and brainpower to try some new things can really be a huge benefit to helping you get better.
  • Educating yourself is critical. You have to advocate for yourself; you are the only person that knows what it’s like to live in your body. Most importantly, doctors are not being taught how to treat fibromyalgia.

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Listener Shoutout

Hi Tami,

Today has been a particularly painful day and I have used multiple strategies to deal with it. Just now, I am resting on my bed, with my 18 year old cat, Grace, and I am snuggling her while I catch up on recent podcasts.

My husband comes upstairs, and I say, “We are listening to Tami. She just said that taking naps are OK when you’re tired, so Grace likes her.” Grace is arthritic and growls if you touch her arthritic hip, which is often the way I feel, though I usually refrain from growling. She spends a lot of her day napping on my bed, so we are nap buddies, too.

With the very next sentence you suggested snuggling with your cat, so I repeated that, and then you used the word ‘Grace’, which is her name.

I know this is goofy, but thought you might get a chuckle out of knowing you have both human and feline fans.

Seriously, I appreciate your books and podcasts. I find them very practically helpful, which is what I need. Stay safe and be well. 

Thanks from your fans in northeastern Kansas, Joan and Grace.

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