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Published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:54:21 -0800


Good Reads: Unspeakable

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 16:44:38 GMT

This one is a real page turner.  Just when you think you've got it all figured out Sandra Brown brings you to a new edge.  Carl Herbold is a cold-blooded psychopath who has just escaped the penitentiary where he was serving a life sentence. Bent on revenge, he's going back to where he began--Blewer County, Texas...Born deaf, lately widowed, Anna Corbett fights to keep the ranch that is her son's birthright, unaware that she is at the center of Herbold's horrific scheme--and that h [...]

I Accept Myself Unconditionally

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 16:14:52 GMT

I stumbled upon this recently after coming to terms with an unforeseen calamity of fibromyalgia - weight gain.  Weight gain is usually attributed to the well-known side effect of over eating.  But, if you are a patient of fibro you know too well that this is not often the case.  After all, who can stuff their face when every fiber of your body is in ache mode?There are many theories as to why weight gain is attributed to fibro.  One component stands alone - stress.  Stre [...]

Injectafer Iron Replacement Therapy

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 15:55:50 GMT

​The administration of Injectafer, an iron replacement therapy, was shown to safely help manage fibromyalgia symptoms when compared to a placebo in patients with iron deficiency, according to data from a Phase 2 clinical trial.The findings were reported in the study, “A Blinded, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Ferric Carboxymaltose in Iron-Deficient Patients with Fibromyalgia,” published in the journal Rheumatology and Therapy.F [...]

Great Flicks: American Violence

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 15:39:49 GMT

I seem to be attracted to dramas whenever the pain syndrome hits.  I know I should be looking at fun filled comic or love movies to make my heart swoon.  But, on bad days these dramas seem to hit the spot and pain becomes waste side.​​Fascinated by the root causes of violent behavior, world renowned psychologist, Dr. Amanda Tyler, has an opportunity to interview and analyze death row inmate Jackson Shea. As the interview commences, and Jack's fate hangs in the balance, Amanda must [...]

Great Flicks: Return to Zero

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 15:32:28 GMT

​RETURN TO ZERO is based on the true story of a successful couple, Maggie (MINNIE DRIVER) and Aaron (PAUL ADELSTEIN) who are preparing for the arrival of their first child. Just weeks before their due date they are devastated to discover that their baby son has died in the womb and will be stillborn.Maggie and Aaron attempt to go on with their lives but cannot escape their postpartum grief. Their lives and relationship have been forever altered by this loss. And no one seems to understand the [...]

Good Reads: Full Dark No Stars

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 15:22:13 GMT

This is about as creepy as they get.  This is one of his best novel yet.  It will keep you on the edge of your seat for days, and you won't be able to put it down.A new collection of four never-before-published stories from Stephen King.1922The story opens with the confession of Wilfred James to the murder of his wife, Arlette, following their move to Hemingford, Nebraska onto land willed to Arlette by her father.Big DriverMystery writer, Tess, has been supplementing her writing income [...]

Autumn Lima Bean Stew

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:47:16 GMT

This stew is warm and inviting.  Just place all in your slow cooker and you're good to go.  Then scoop out into freezable containers to keep some spares on hand when you're in a hurry or not feeling well.1 small potato, cut into ½-inch dice 1 medium onion, cut into ½-inch dice 1 cup mushrooms, cut into ½-inch dice1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into ½-inch dice 1 stalk celery, cut into ½-inch dice2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced1½ cups dry lima beans 1 star [...]

Take SHOULD Out of the Holidays

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:39:15 GMT

​I have this storybook picture in my mind of what a holiday should look like, and I knock myself out trying to make it happen. Of course, in this picture, I don’t have fibromyalgia.When I was young and my symptoms were less severe, holidays meant an onslaught of out-of-town relatives, all staying at my home for several nights. I began cooking and freezing meals about a month ahead, intent on enjoying their visit rather than spending the entire time in the kitchen or (worse yet) lyi [...]

Thanksgiving with Fibromyalgia Made Easy

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 15:44:08 GMT

Fibromyalgia is not a great condition to have at any time, but it’s especially frustrating when the holidays roll around. The stress of Thanksgiving festivities can bring on flare ups, and as if that’s not enough, the tempting foods that aggravate fibro are beckoning to you from the Thanksgiving table.Whether you are going to see family out of town or you will be the one hosting the event, you need to plan things so that your stress and fatigue are minimized.Cooking for a large crowd can wea [...]

Great Flicks: Shimmer Lake

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 15:35:41 GMT

Great drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat.Shimmer Lake (2017) An inventive crime thriller told backwards -- reversing day by day through a week -- following a local sheriff's quest to unlock the mystery of three small town criminals and a bank heist gone wrong.amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0";amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true";amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "mywebsite504d-20";amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual";amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart";amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon";amzn [...]