Today I am the commencement speaker for the Fibromyalgia Coaching Institute’s Graduation. It’s a one-hour ceremony that starts at 1 pm Pacific/3 pm CST–you can register here for free. If you are busy during the ceremony and you’ve registered, you’ll be emailed a link so you can listen later. Many of the accounts and websites below are run by readers of Fashionably ill or friends of mine. In the case of Emma12Sings, whose YouTube channel I included below, her mother reads this blog. It’s important to listen to each others’ stories. Fibromyalgia is an invisible illness but the pain and fatigue are real. All too often, fibro patients have a hard time getting taken seriously. Having many friends with fibro, I know their pain is real. It is not imagined or an “excuse” to avoid work . One of my favorite articles on fibromyalgia is written by Chronic Mom and it’s called, “Top 5 Reasons Fibromyalgia is the Best ‘Fake’ Disease.”
Fibromyalgia Coaching Institute — The International Fibromyalgia Coaching Institute’s certification program combines self-paced learning (online live and recorded classes) with independent and mentored coaching practice for 16 weeks. The Institute offers two certification options: Certified Fibromyalgia Coach and Certified Fibromyalgia Advisor.
National Fibromyalgia Association – FMAware.org
Chronic Babe is run by my friend, Jenni Prokopy. Even though I don’t have fibromyalgia, I’ve learned a lot from her about living with chronic illness.
Here’s a link to Chronic Babe’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chronicbabe
Fibromyalgia Prince – a community page
INSTAGRAM & YOUTUBE
Emma12Sings is run by Emma, an NFA juvenile spokesperson. Emma posts inspirational pictures and quotes on her instagram page. In addition to being on Instagram, she also has a YouTube channel:
Here’s part of Emma’s story where she describes some fibro symptoms:
ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP
Do you have fibromyalgia or know someone who does? What are your symptoms?
–Your Stylist, Jessica Gimeno