We often underestimate what we can accomplish in a year. The goal can seem so massive that we think we’ll never get there and don’t even bother to try.
That’s why it’s so important to hear stories of hope from people who have been where you are. There is so much you can do in a year; whether or not you go for it, the year will go by. It’s up to you to decide what you want to do between now and then.
Today, we’re having a special bonus episode where Kim Osborne, a current student in our Certified Fibromyalgia Coach® training program, joins Tami. In September 2022, when Kim came to Tami, she was struggling. She was at the end of her rope and didn’t know what else to try. Many of the things that used to help her cope weren’t working for her anymore, and even with her training as a health coach and yoga instructor, she was still feeling miserable. In this episode, Kim shares what worked for her and how her life transformed over the past year.
In this conversation, Tami and Kim discuss Kim’s fibromyalgia diagnosis and the start of her journey, her experience with prescribed medications and struggle with the recommendations from her rheumatologist, the downward slide many of us experience where our lives get smaller and smaller, why Kim decided to explore alternative solutions including seeking a fibromyalgia coach, the decisive moment when you realize life can get better, the feeling of finding hope and support in a community who truly understands you, the powerful impact of being coached by the right person, surprising lessons that came from working with Kim’s fibromyalgia coach, Robin, the drastic difference between a trip Robin took a year ago and again this year, being open to changing goals and expectations when we recognize what our bodies need, Kim’s progress in the past year, the importance of taking action between now and the future, recognizing the real role of a coach, why seeing a functional medicine doctor was game changing for Kim, the subtle difference between wanting to fix fibro and wanting to help yourself feel as good as possible, why Kim decided to take the Certified Fibromyalgia Advisor® course instead of only working with a coach, Kim’s plans for the upcoming year, her experience working with clients during her Certified Fibromyalgia Coach® internship, remembering that each person’s fibromyalgia journey is unique, Kim’s message of hope and encouragement if you’re struggling with your fibromyalgia journey, and more.
If you don’t have your own hope, borrow Kim’s. You can find ways to feel better, and we would love to help.
Note: This episode is not meant to be medical advice. Every person and every situation is unique. The information you learn in this episode should be shared and discussed with your own healthcare providers.
About Kim Osborne
Kim Osborne lives outside Savannah, GA, with her husband, Tim. They have grown children and get the joy of being Lolly & Papa to two beautiful granddaughters.
Before her fibromyalgia diagnosis, Kim was the founder of a non-profit, Hope for Savannah, that worked alongside families of children diagnosed with cancer. Several years ago, she started a small wellness company, Turning North, to help others make small habit changes that promote a healthier lifestyle.
Kim is a Certified Health Coach, yoga instructor, and is currently training to be a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach®. Helping others has always been an important priority for Kim, and coaching fibromyalgia clients helps bring purpose to her journey.
Schedule a consultation with Kim at FindAFibroCoach.com.
Links & Resources
- Fibromyalgia Podcast® Episodes
- Gentler Streak App — Use this link to get a two-month free trial exclusively for listeners of the Fibromyalgia Podcast®!
- Find a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach® to help you at FindAFibroCoach.com
- If you’re a fibromyalgia patient and you’re ready to do what you need to do to feel your best, our next class begins soon. Learn more about our Certified Fibromyalgia Advisor® program and how to enroll online at BeAFibroCoach.com.
- Register for our January 2024 Fibromyalgia Stories of Hope and Healing event at IFCIGraduation.com.
More from Tami
- For daily doses of hope, inspiration, and practical advice, join Tami on Facebook or Instagram.
- Get free copies of Tami’s books here.
- Schedule a consultation with Tami or one of her coaches through the International Fibromyalgia Coaching Institute.