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End of year: 15 favorite blog posts


Happy New Year everyone! I know 2016 was a rough one for many of us. Let's hope 2017 is a good one for us all.


Here is my year-end looking back at posts. Here are some of your favorites and some of mine as well.



  1. Tips for when you are in The Flare
  2. When I say I am good
  3. Our relationships and fibromyalgia
  4. Embrace the turtle #FibromylagiaAwareness
  5. 10 ways you know you have a chronic illness
  6. 8 things we try to do with Chronic Pain
  7. The Facade
  8. Self-Care
  9. 6 Reasons I masked my depression for years
  10. Socializing: The one thing that helped me 
  11. 6 Things I learned along the way 
  12. What do you think about Acceptance 
  13. That motivation thing, lack of and what to do about it.  
  14. 10 things I would tell the newly diagnosed about what they will face
  15. Getting through the high-intensity pain flares
Bonus: Image post that people quite enjoyed Signs the pain is getting the best of you
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