The truth about fibromyalgia

This post has been sitting in drafts for over a year now – December 9th 2016.  Why so long? Because I’ve been steadily feeling awful for over a year.  When I go back and read it I feel pretty naïve. I’ve been doing great!!  Very little pain for the past 3 months.  I started to feel very good about my […]

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I’m back …maybe

I hear crickets chirping on my blog – and I feel guilty. It’s been a hard year. 2015 started out ok, then it was like a sucker punch to the gut. It’s like I just could not keep up. I could not win. I kept going the only way I knew how. I decided to focus on teaching my classes […]

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Yoga Nidra: Best sleep ever

My clients are in love with yoga nidra.  One client said it was the best sleep he ever had and another said it cured her arthritis.  Yoga nidra is a guided relaxation that helps the body and mind relax completely.  It also promotes physical and emotional healing.  To read more about yoga nidra see this Yoga Journal article. You can […]

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Pose of the Week: Breakthroughs

What you see in the video above is nothing short of a miracle.  I have been working really hard on this pose (and inversions in general) and felt like I wasn’t making progress.  I can teach these poses and my students do them so well but actually doing it is another story completely.  To be fair I have fibromyalgia, endometriosis and […]

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Video: Yoga for chronic pain

I have been missing in action because I got the chikungunya then had to play catch up with my life. I still have joint and muscle pains from the chikungunya on top of my regular fibro crazies. It is important to keep moving during illnesses.  Therefore I have put together a special gentle class for you.  The video below is […]

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Invisible Illness Awareness Week: 30 things

My name is Monetta. I have IBS, allergies, endometriosis and fibromyalgia. I am in pain and tired most of the time, there’s a lot of foods that I can no longer eat without getting sick and for some reason I burp a lot. I try not to dwell on these limitations. On this blog I try to only try to […]

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Sunday Running Report: Slow down

The thing about chronic illness is that you can only manage it. And sometimes, despite your best efforts something will come along to derail your plans. That’s what happened last week. Sunday’s run was hard, but I pushed through and after 2 miles I found my stride. On Monday I really didn’t feel like running. I could not figure out […]

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Sunday Running Report: Check

This week my I achieved many of my goals. 4 workouts, check. 1 swim, check. Ice check. I even did my short run on the road and played some soccer. Here’s what my training looked like this week: Sunday: One hour 20 minute run Monday: 50 Minute run, 30 minutes pick up soccer Tuesday: Rest Wednesday: 35 minute run Thursday: Rest […]

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Sunday Running Report: Ending the pain

I wanted to run this week, I really did but instead I swam. After reading about Laura’s internet doctoring, I decided to do some research into common injuries and fibromyalgia.  A ton of reading later I decided I need KT tape and foam rolling, as well as hip strengthening.  That’s what the physical therapists usually say.  I will keep you […]

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Sunday Running Report: Catching up

I am back.  Well Back to the blog.  While I adjusted to my new schedule, I took a break from running.  It was a good thing too because I developed a pain in my knee.  I decided it wasn’t an overuse injury but rather a combination of doing yoga on tiled floors and sitting in cramped spaces for long bus […]

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