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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Inspiration of the Day, April 23, 2014; 

"O come, let us sing to the Most High, Creator of the Cosmos; let us make a joyful song to the Beloved! Let us come to the Radiant One with thanksgiving, with gratitude let us offer our psalms of praise!

For the Beloved is Infinite, the Breathing Life of all. The depths of the earth belong to Love; the height of the mountains as well.

The sea and all that is in it, the dry land and air above were created by Love.

O Come, let us give thanks, let us be humble before the Blessed One!"

- from Psalm 95, Psalms for Praying, by Jan Merrill

Monday, April 21, 2014

Inspiration for the Day, April 21, 2014: 

"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women."

- Maya Angelou

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Have a blessed Easter! 


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Friday, April 04, 2014

Inspiration for the Day, April 4, 2014: 

A PRAYER IN SPRING
BY ROBERT FROST

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day; 
And give us not to think so far away 
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here 
All simply in the springing of the year. 

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night; 
And make us happy in the happy bees, 
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees. 

And make us happy in the darting bird 
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill, 
And off a blossom in mid air stands still. 

For this is love and nothing else is love, 
The which it is reserved for God above 
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill. 

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Fibromyalgia: more than just hurting.... 

People with fibromyalgia compare symptoms all the time, and no two of us share all the exact same symptoms. But I always wondered which ones were the most common, something addressed in this poll:

OHSU/NFMCPA Survey of Symptoms Other than Pain for FDA Meeting Part 1

I was truly shocked by the number of people in the poll who cannot work at all. I had always been led to believe it was unusual to be so sick as to be disabled. It's still pretty difficult to be approved for Social Security Disability Insurance, though.

The world is coming around ever so slowly.... 

Thought I'd share something a little more recent. Got this in a newsletter a few days ago:

Fibromyalgia: The Stigma and the Truth

I know the "people with fibromyalgia are lazy" comments still go around, mostly online or in the media because I'm don't see that many people face to face. But I hope we are finally moving in the right direction with proper research getting closer to discovering the cause.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

More good news for celiacs.... 

Have had this sitting on my browser since September. Thought it was important enough to share:

New FDA Gluten-Free Label Rules Include Dietary Supplements

My experience with supplements, at least with the higher quality ones, is that most of them already have gluten information on the label. But it is comforting to know that now it will be required. People with celiac disease, especially those recently diagnosed, often have nutritional deficiencies caused by their ailment, and supplements such as calcium can be essential.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Inspiration for the Day, January 20, 2014: 

"When I speak of love I am not speaking of some sentimental and weak response. I am speaking of that force which all of the great religions have seen as the supreme unifying principle of life. Love is somehow the key that unlocks the door to ultimate reality."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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