I’m a romance and action-adventure author. In May 2015 I was on Facebook, doing my normal daily tasks there to promote my books, talk to readers, etc. I came across a graphic one of my friends had shared of the symptoms of fibromyalgia and a blinding lightbulb went off over my head.
I’d been battling migraines, shoulder issues, fatigue, and a bunch of other things, thinking they weren’t related and I just had a lot wrong with me. Nope. After testing for other things, my doctor diagnosed me with fibromyalgia. I went on Gabapentin, and then began my journey to live the best life I can. Now I want to share everything I’ve learned with all of you.
One of my first priorities was getting rid of all the toxic cleaners and such that were all over my house, despite the fact I’d made an attempt to go organic at least a year before my diagnosis. I got recipes for homemade dishwasher and laundry detergent, and a few beauty products. Then I did research and concluded the Paleo diet was the right one for me and my family, and went about removing processed foods from the house. I learned more about fruits and vegetables. I bought a NutriBullet, and learned how to make delicious smoothies.
Since then I’ve gone even further, greatly expanding my cache of essential oils, learning how to make soap, and trying a ton of remedies for my various aches and pains. Some have worked, some have not. See my Product Reviews and Go Natural pages for more information about the changes I’ve made. Also, be sure to check out the Resources page. I’m building this blog from the ground up, so the information will be populated as I’m able to, but I hope to help as many people as I can and will work hard to make your diagnosis of a chronic illness or chronic pain less scary.
By trade I was a market researcher before I became an author, so research comes naturally to me. I’ve learned and formed hypotheses, tested them, and made conclusions on scores of topics related to fibromyalgia, chronic illness, and invisible illness. Now I’d like to share that knowledge with you. If there’s something specific you’d like to hear about, let me know in the comments!