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My Experience of Fibromyalgia: 2018 Update

Fibro can feel like a slow-death sentence. My condition had deteriorated so badly, I knew that I had to get better or my life was heading nowhere good. I researched the condition like crazy and applied any lifestyle adjustment that I thought could help. These are the 4 adjustments I’ve found most helpful. I hope they help you (or someone you love) too. x

With love,

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Emma Hogg, Founder of A Life I Choose, Psychotherapist and Life & Joy Strategist
Emma Hogg, Founder of A Life I Choose, Psychotherapist and Life & Joy Strategist

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My partner has sexual performance anxiety. What do I do?

When your partner has difficulty performing sexually, their anxiety affects you too! You could be filled with feelings of rejection, confusion, self-doubt or jealousy. We get you. What you’re going through is challenging and you absolutely shouldn’t be left alone in coping with this. That’s why we’ve made this video where we discuss how to respond to your partner when sexual performance anxiety is interfering with your intimacy.

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What does it mean to be psychologically well?

A quirky young YouTuber called me a couple of weeks ago to ask if he could interview me about mental health. He was keen to speak about what it actually means to be psychologically well.

I liked his curiosity. The concept of psychological wellness has been confused since it became a concept in the first place. Becoming popularised by the Western medical model which emphasises disease, psychological wellness was introduced to us as “mental illness” – a state of sickness that’s beyond our control and must be managed with medication.

With this completely disempowering message, it’s no surprise to me that most people won’t even consider therapy because they fear being associated with disease and powerlessness!

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How I Healed My Body With Higher-Quality Food

Hey You!

Unless you’re new to A Life I Choose, you probably already know that I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia when I was 27 and had a Transient Ischemic Attack when I was only 30.

My body was going downhill fast. Making it through the day was agony! I knew that if I didn’t get things under control, I wasn’t going to accomplish much in this life…if I got to live much longer, for that matter.

I became certain I was going to die young. How long could a person possibly survive a full life, when their body couldn’t repair itself? The urgency this created within me spurred me to research the condition like crazy! Continue reading “How I Healed My Body With Higher-Quality Food”