Tired of being held prisoner in your own body? Tami Stackelhouse is an author and Fibromyalgia Coach, bringing together top fibromyalgia experts and advocates, creating a virtual dream team to help you take back control of your life and health. From doctors and researchers in the traditional medical setting, to coaches and providers of alternative and natural treatment options, this podcast will empower you to feel your best and live a fibro life you love.
Program Your Mind For Your Best Fibro Life with Courtnajé
Make no mistake, fibromyalgia is a physical condition causing widespread body pain, unrelenting fatigue, brain fog, and poor sleep. There really are things going wrong in your body that need to be corrected.
At the same time, how we think about our bodies, our fibromyalgia, and how we approach life all affect our health and the quality of the life we live.
In this episode, Tami talks with mindset coach, Courtnajé, about practical ways you can cultivate a mindset that supports you living your best fibro life. Courtnajé also shares from her personal health journey, including how her mindset practice has helped her navigate life with chronic health conditions, including a scary new diagnosis.
For more information, free copies of Tami's books, and full show notes visit: FibromyalgiaPodcast.com/54.
Your Best Year Ever: Planning For The New Year
Many of us started off 2020 with goals to end the year healthier and happier.... only to have a global pandemic mess up all our plans!
For the last year, you may have had to set your own health aside to take care of kids who are now doing school at home. Or maybe you haven't had access to the types of therapies that have helped you feel your best. Maybe the stress of it all made your fibromyalgia worse.... or maybe you learned some things in 2020 that you want to carry forward into 2021.
In this episode, Tami walks you through the process she uses to set her goals and intentions for the new year — and why she's not a fan of New Year's resolutions!
This is the perfect time to reset and make your plan to make 2021 the year that you take back control of your life and health.
For more information, free copies of Tami's books, and full show notes visit: FibromyalgiaPodcast.com/53.
Your Year In Review: 3 Keys To A Powerful Review
Have you arrived at the end of the year wondering, "What just happened?" Are you thinking, "Next year will be different!".... but wondering exactly how you will make next year different?
Good news! In this episode, Tami will teach you how to implement a year-end review process. This review will help you capture what worked from the year that's ending, including what you enjoyed, what worked, and what you want more of in the new year. You will also review what didn't work, what you want less of in the new year, and what kind of help you'll need to make those changes stick.
Grab your journal, your favorite pen, and a cup of tea and settle in for your year-end review. In our next episode, we will begin creating the plan for you to have your best year ever next year!
For more information, free copies of Tami's books, and full show notes visit: FibromyalgiaPodcast.com/52.
Coping with Isolation with Jodi Taub, LCSW
While 2020 has been a year of social isolation for everyone, many of us with fibromyalgia were already too familiar with isolation. Pain and fatigue often keeps us from enjoying social events and interferes with our relationships.
In this episode, Tami interviews Jodi Taub, a psychotherapist with multiple chronic illnesses of her own, about how we can protect our mental health and cope with social isolation and the loss of our holidays — whether it was brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic or simply fibromyalgia.
In addition, Jodi provides practical advice on how to know if it's just sadness vs. clinical depression and what steps to take to get the help you need. Jodi says, "We didn't choose to have our diseases, but we can choose to make things easier."
For more information, free copies of Tami's books, and full show notes visit: FibromyalgiaPodcast.com/51.
Should I Take Medication For Fibromyalgia? Ask The Coach
In this Ask the Coach episode, Tami answers the question, "Should I take medication for fibromyalgia?"
The good news is that there are many ways of treating fibromyalgia. It's not a choice between medication or nothing! Instead, you get to choose whether or not medication is the right choice for you AND if you want to try other treatment options.
Tami gives six key points to consider as you make your choice. As always, anyone wishing assistance in this decision-making process should consider scheduling a consultation for more personalized assistance.
For more information, free copies of Tami's books, and full show notes visit: FibromyalgiaPodcast.com/50.
Understanding Your Capacity Using The Bucket Theory
You're going along fine and then BOOM! Fibromyalgia flare! You try to figure out what pushed you over the edge this time and it all seems so minor.
But our mental, physical, and emotional capacity isn't defined by one thing. Instead, our capacity is more like a bucket. All the little — and big! — things go in the bucket and add up. If you're not careful, your bucket overflows and that's when you trigger a flare.
The Bucket Theory is a way of understanding your capacity so that you can make better choices that lead to less pain, more energy, and fewer flare ups.
For more information, free copies of Tami's books, and full show notes visit: FibromyalgiaPodcast.com/49.
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A normal woman who relates to us as normal people. She does not talk real slow like a lot of podcasters do, as if we are stupid. She really talks the talk and walks the walk. A pleasure to listen to and learn from. She does understand all of us and through this horrible disease she helps in all ways. Yes people,finally a real good person. Hope you all enjoy her as I am. 💕
Figuring it out!
I was diagnosed when I was 23 I am now 27. For years I have been fighting the diagnose. I had it under control for years and now am staring to have more and more flare-ups and more fatigue. Through this podcast I am now starting to understand and accept my diagnoses. I now want to know as much as I can about this thing that I have. Thank you for helping me through this process and helping me understand/ accept this. I am now trying to figure out how to help myself and my BF understand this diagnoses and live our best lives!
My 17 year old was just diagnosed after years of “trying to figure out” what was going on. Your podcast is exactly what I need! I started on episode 1 and am listening to all of them. Thank you for your compassion, advice and skill at addressing Fibromyalgia in a complete way.