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A few of my favorite winter things by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome One of the things that is supposed to help with having a chronic illness is having a positive attitude. I really try to keep on the sunny side. I find that when I'm focusing ... Read on »
A new normal by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Someone posted this article on another blog that I read. It's all about the stages of adjusting to a chronic illness. The stages mentioned are denial, fear, anger/frustratio ... Read on »
Baby Talk by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My husband and I have been married for three and a half years, and we really want to start a family. My heart's desire is to have a baby. I'm 31, and I definitely feel in my ... Read on »
Breathwork Follow- Up by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome In my last post , I wrote about all of the benefits of breathwork. It's only been a few days since I've tried to incorporate breathwork into my daily routine. I've noticed i ... Read on »
But you don't look sick... by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I was subbing today when one of the third graders asked me, “Are you tired?” I paused before answering. Oh no, he knows! My mind was racing. Did my under eye concealer wear ... Read on »
Come On and Get Happy! by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain." Maya Angelou Well I definitely don't like my health ri ... Read on »
Daily dose of vitamin D by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Today was one of those freakishly warm February days. Although I wasn't feeling well, I had to get outside and soak up some of the sun. I definitely get more blue in the win ... Read on »
Feelin' Fatigued, Lookin' Fabulous by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I think I may have mentioned in another blog post that my husband, who loves researching, found an article about how chemicals in makeup can make people sick. I always try t ... Read on »
Feeling Cluttered by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I live in a two bedroom, one floor apartment, so it's hard to keep it clutter free. We previously lived in a three bedroom house and so we've accumulated a lot of stuff. Mos ... Read on »
Good to be back by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'd love to say that I haven't been blogging because I've been feeling so great that I've been out every day doing fun and amazing things. Unfortunately, the reality is I've ... Read on »
Goodbye chocolate! Hello kale! by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I hate to say this, but I think my CFS symptoms get worse when I eat sugary foods and large amounts of carbs. (Even if my carbs were gluten free grains, starchy veggies like ... Read on »
Has it Really Been a Month Since I've Posted? by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Things have been hectic and busy in my life lately. Stressful....but the good kind of stress. My husband and I bought a town home! We're so excited!! It's been hard living i ... Read on »
Healing Power of Breathwork by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome As I mentioned in my last post, I've been feeling anxious lately and it's really effected my sleep. One thing that always helps when I'm feeling frazzled is to sit in my com ... Read on »
I Did the Unthinkable....I Threw Out My Leftovers! by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Those who know me well, know that my favorite part of going out to dinner, besides not having to clean dishes, is having leftovers! I love leftovers. Forgetting my leftovers ... Read on »
I Radio Heaven by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I believe in God. I believe He is powerful, loving, and full of grace and compassion for everyone who calls on Him. I believe that He loves me, cares about me, and has a pla ... Read on »
I'll Just Ride on the Backs of the Angels Each Night... by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome So I'm back from Florida. As tempting as it was to stay in the warm weather, I'm happy to be back home! I had a wonderful trip. It was very relaxing! I slept well and felt o ... Read on »
I'm still standing by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Week one of no sugar, grains, legumes, dairy, alcohol or caffeine wasn't really that bad.  I wasn't tempted to cheat at all because I was so motivated with how I felt on thi ... Read on »
If you are what you eat... by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Then I should be the picture of health! I mean, seriously! I eat healthy! I have tried every diet out there hoping it will heal me and give me my energy back. I recently wen ... Read on »
In order for me please others, I need to put my health first! by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Immediately after I wrote the title for this blog post, I thought to myself, does that sound selfish? I don't mean for it to sound that way. I'm such a people pleaser. I hat ... Read on »
Just say no! by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Things I have to say no to: -late nights -intensive workouts -wine :( -shopping marathons Things I hate saying no to: -meetups with friends -yoga -driving down ... Read on »