Fibromyalgia Discussions — Emotions

Dr Gary Quick Poll: What Are You Looking Forward To? I am convinced that one of the keys to maintaining an optimistic attitude is to always have something to look…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity October 2, 2016 at 11:00 am
Dr Gary Quick Poll: Does your chronic condition affect your self-esteem? And what do you do to… “I just don’t feel very good about myself.” Clients say that a lot to me. In fact, I think low…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity July 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Dr Gary Ever get sick of being told to look on the bright side? I’ll follow up this question with another one: Ever just let yourself feel crummy (angry, sad, frustrated…)? I am all…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity June 18, 2016 at 7:32 pm
Dr Gary Getting through the first year… what’s it like? Being diagnosed with a chronic condition brings up a lot of questions. Some of them include: What’s my life going…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity May 8, 2016 at 12:56 pm Replies 2
Dr Gary Ever feel afraid? How do you cope? “I’m afraid.” Two small words with a really big meaning, right? Words that we are often hesitant to say. Or…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity June 14, 2016 at 12:29 pm Replies 7 Likes 2
Dr Gary What causes you to judge yourself? And how do you stop? “That was good.” “That was bad.” “Wow, that was stupid.” It seems like I read a lot of posts about negative self-judgments…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity January 14, 2016 at 10:55 am Likes 1
Dr Gary A little sensitive to criticism? If so, you’re not alone! Nobody likes to be criticized. We like to think we are doing/saying everything the right way. And when we’re told…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity November 4, 2015 at 12:33 pm
Dr Gary Yikes! That was a mean thought. Where’d that come from? When is the last time you had a mean thought that just seemed to come out of nowhere? Our minds…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity November 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm Replies 3 Likes 1
Dr Gary Handling things one at a time? Or trying to do it all at once? When is the last time you bragged about what a good multitasker you are? Or heard someone else bragging about…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity October 6, 2015 at 9:16 pm
Dr Gary Hanging in. With help from the Serenity Prayer. Hang in there! We often say this to each other, and we often say it to ourselves. But what’s it actually…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity September 19, 2015 at 12:23 pm
Dr Gary How you start your day can make a big difference. How do you start yours? The day doesn’t always go the way you want it to. But here’s where you do have some control: how…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity August 27, 2015 at 9:48 pm
Dr Gary So… What do you do to get in your own way? “I can’t.” “I don’t feel ready yet.” “This won’t work anyway.” Sound familiar at all? If any of these statements…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity June 10, 2015 at 9:04 am
Dr Gary Have you felt inspired lately? What inspired you? “I feel inspired!” When was the last time you said that? Your first response to that question might range from…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity July 3, 2015 at 8:12 pm Replies 1
Dr Gary Doctor telling you to be more proactive? And just how do you do that? “You need to be more proactive.” Has anyone ever said this to you? Your partner? Your boss? Your doctor? And when…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity April 21, 2015 at 10:06 pm
Dr Gary Has your doctor recommended antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication? Many of my clients are currently being treated with psychiatric medications. I have had clients tell me that their physician…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity May 21, 2015 at 1:33 pm Replies 11 Likes 1