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.
- 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.
Links & Resources
Note: This episode’s show notes contain affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, we will likely receive a small commission. Read about what we do and don’t promote here.
- Get free copies of Tami’s books here
- Tami’s Facebook page
- Fibromyalgia Podcast Facebook page
- Figuring Out Fibromyalgia by Ginevra Liptan, MD (no longer in print)
- The Fibro Manual by Ginevra Liptan, MD (Affiliate link)
- Freedom From Fibromyalgia by Nancy Selfridge MD and Franklynn Peterson (Affiliate link)
- The Patient’s Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia by Bruce F. Campbell (Affiliate link)
Other Episodes Mentioned
- Episode 3, How Fibromyalgia Became My Friend
- Episode 23, Counseling, Coaching, and Post Traumatic Growth with Dr. Robin Pfaff
- Episode 25, The Impact of Juvenile Fibromyalgia on Families with Jara Halfen
- Episode 29, Fall In Love With Your Fibromyalgia Body with Janet Farnsworth
- Episode 35, My Favorite Energy Management Tool
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.