“F” Words

Those of you who know me, KNOW how pristine, proper and perfect I am.

However, I was throwing around lots of “F” words:  Fibro, Focus & Faith!  at The National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day sponsored by FANN – Fibromyalgia Awareness National Network  and

The Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Center at Cal State University, Fullerton directed by Jessie Jones, Ph.D..

After my Therapeutic Creative Expression presentation everyone had their own mask to decorate.  The front represented  a “Celebration of Me”.  On the inside of their mask words that described themselves – qualities, attributes, accomplishments – not dictated by their illness or limitations were written.

When I can figure out how to add narration to the slide-show I presented I’ll post it on-line.  In the meantime here’s a very small sample of the deeeeelicious treats,  people and masks.

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Another “F” word!  FANN!

A brand new on-line support group founded by Phyllis Talarico


Please sign up!  Talk to others who have been on this journey with a life altering medical condition for years.  Share your own experiences to help others.  WE ARE ALL CONNECTED!  CONNECT with FANN!

Tell others to help grow FANN

a  self-help, non-profit on-line support community

“Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that affects individuals physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and financially. For those with severe symptoms, the disorder can be extremely debilitating and interfere with basic daily activities, leading to high rates of disability.

Between 2 to 4% of the population—as many 10 million people in the United States—suffer from fibromyalgia. (American College of Rheumatology). While predominately seen in women, the disorder also occurs in men and children, and is seen in all ethnic groups.
Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterized by widespread pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances and cognitive difficulties as well as a number of overlapping conditions.”

For more information on current research and opportunities to participate and important information on fibromyalgia and pain disorders take a look:

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Center at Cal State University, Fullerton.

FREE! Celebrate YOU! this Sunday May 6th

Living up to my well earned title of Goddess of the Last Moment . . .

I was asked to speak at the FIBROMYALGIA AWARENESS DAY 2012 at California State University, Fullerton on this Sunday May 6th.    CELEBRATE YOU!

If you are in town come on down (or up, depending).

  • I will be giving a Powerpoint presentation which focuses on my own journey with fibromyalgia
  • Therapeutic Creative Expression slides – paintings, journals, masks – my own and others.  
  • I’ve got masks for everyone to decorate – take home your own mask of Celebration.  
  • AND Max will be giving away Hypnotic Healing Recordings. 

This event is sponsored by:

The Fibromyalgia & Pain Center, California State University, Fullerton and

FANN, Fibromyalgia Awareness National Network

My presentation  is followed by a reception with food and games!

Plus, a special live performance by national recording artist, Pasquale Talarico!

To register for this FREE event, visit:


or call: 657-278-7031