Being Gentle with Myself


Since pulling off the Christmas dinner, I have also done a New Year’s dessert social. The dessert social was just as successful as the dinner-lots of people chatting and laughing. Once again I felt a great deal of joy as I watched my friends and neighbors enjoying themselves.

Now I’m painful, fatigued and a little down. The joy is still there; I just need to take care of myself. I need to be gentle with my ever busy mind and my body. I’ve been in my pjs for the last three days, doing a little of this and a little of that, watching a lot of “Scandal” episodes.

It has been 11 years since I suffered a traumatic brain injury and subsequently Fibromyalgia. The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome started four years later. After all that time I am still learning how to be gentle with myself. I often fuss and fight it and end up doing the “should, could, would” spiral.

How do you find ways to be easy on yourself? How do you get into the mindset of recuperation? I would love to get your feedback and I know that many others could also use some new ideas!




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Eleven years ago I was in a car accident in which I suffered a traumatic brain injury. Within three months I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Four years later I was slammed by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I started this blog in hopes of creating a community of people with chronic pain or disabling medical conditions. My hope is that this community will share ideas and thoughts as we explore our lives and medical conditions.

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