Friday, March 9, 2018

Yoga for Fibro?? Not a chance… right?

Wrong ;)

It’s always fascinating to me to look into life’s mirror by way of meeting beautiful new souls who remind me how challenging things are when you are struggling daily to fight through the pain.  For those just trying  to make ends meet and somehow manage to feed yourself while being inundated by pain signals that don’t make any sense, the prospect of embarking on a life altering healing journey that takes time and no small amount of patience is daunting at best.    Every Fibro warrior knows from experience that there will always be those out there who offer us ‘quick fixes’ and ‘miracle cures’ without ever really understanding the disease.  Teachers, healers and fitness coaches who, for whatever reason, have come to believe that a fibro warrior can be taught/treated like all the other bodies that walk in the door.  I think for the most part, it’s not really their fault.  Certainly medicine (yes alternative too) has come to preach ‘one-size-fits-all’ solutions  to ‘di-ease’ and ‘we’, those who need help to take our next step to health and wellness, buy into, and attach ourselves to this belief.  We can go years, bouncing between doctors, specialists, and alternative healers, soaking up as much information as possible and trying every ‘treatment’ they suggest, in the hope that, by some miracle, this one will work.  

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Manifesting Medical Miracles WITHOUT Money...

Yes, that's right... no money needed. Which is not to say that money isn't AWESOME, it is... and it's important for us all to acknowledge that or guess what??? NO MONEY!!! In fact, part of this particular post is about instilling in you the idea that EVERYTHING (including money) you need will flow right to you as you need it, and we'll get to the how of why of that in a moment but for now...

You may or may not (depending on your circumstances) have any money to spare at the moment and that is perfectly understandable if you are faced with the challenges of chronic illness. Something that often comes up when I am working with Fibro Warriors is that they are struggling with finances because their illness has restricted their ability to generate income. This is a very normal ‘real’ life problem (though in time we will also examine and redefine our concept of 'real') and although I do believe that money doesn’t necessarily have to come from ‘work’ and that opening yourself energetically to different avenues of income can result in some astoundingly successful revenue flow, I am also aware that the average person struggling with chronic illness is not yet ready/willing/able to accept that level of yummyness.  So… my solution, as with all things related to chronic illness and chronic pain is to take baby steps… make little changes to the way you think and feel about your own life and the people in it. 

Friday, March 2, 2018

The ABC's of Happy = Healthy

Now before you start in on me about this being one of those hippy, dippy, think yourself well posts, please believe me when I say that it is not my intention.  There is no way, when you are down at the very bottom of the well, treading water, on the verge of exhaustion and just about to drown that a picture of a ladder is going to save your life. If anybody gets that, it’s me.  I can’t tell you the number of times I have wanted to scream at individuals who would tell me that the answer to my physical ills was as simple as repeating the phrase ‘thank you for my healing’ over and over in my head.  Granted, in this ‘ask and ye shall receive’ universe, that will actually work given enough time, but, first you have to have total faith that it will work.  Trust me when I tell you that, when you are in pain, every hour of every day for YEARS, and when you have been bouncing from specialist to specialist, and tried every homemade ‘remedy’ out there, you are simply too exhausted emotionally and physically to have faith in much of anything.  It’s a monumental effort just to get out of bed in the morning, and though you may ‘fake it’ for friends and family (stop doing that by the way – you aren’t helping yourself) you simply don’t have it in you to find the sense of hope that is required to manifest a miracle. 

So how then do you get from point A (Agony)… to point F (as in Fabulous, Fantastic, Fibro Feenxrising) without going through B (for bitching), C (for complaining), D (for depression) and E (for exhaustion)?

Could it be as simple as shifting your focus?

It can and it is… without even getting out of bed, without having to get dressed, or stop taking any of the meds, change your diet or begin to add simple and gentle exercises to your life, you can start your healing journey, right now today, if you decide it’s what you want to do.

So let’s change up some of the meanings of those letters…

Monday, February 26, 2018

Pick Your Poison

 I had a fascinating discussion a while back with two ladies in the health and wellness community; one of them a Fibro Warrior, like myself, who has overcome too many physical challenges to count.  (to be honest I am in awe that she can walk at all let alone run a successful business)

The topic of toxicity came up… As one of the things I have taught and will continue to teach, is that Fibromyalgia can be successfully managed by systematically removing toxins from your body and your environment.  However the ladies brought up an exceptionally valid point. The more toxins you remove, the more sensitive you seem to become… (this does not of course apply to those suffering from MCS – Multiple Chemical Sensitivity – that is an entirely different subject) so the question must then be asked – is there a point when removing toxins from your body becomes detrimental to your health?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

My thoughts on Gravity and The Wetness of Water

I recently got myself involved with the comment thread of a post that I quite frankly had no business being involved in… My ‘need’ to comment was due to my desire to share my observation that one of the people on the thread was in constant contradiction of their own statements… it was a fascinating display of ‘I am right and you are wrong’ so I chimed in with…

 'I consider myself to be a Gnostic Theolalite, I believe that everyone should have the freedom to:Do whatever they want, worship whatever they want, believe anything they want, so long as it hurts no one else and they don't force their views on anyone else.' - your words... perhaps it is time to reflect on why you are so determined to force your personal view of religion on the person who posted the original video. Granted this is none of my business but I just wanted to point out that your constant contradiction of your own words leads those reading to question the validity of anything you say which in turn reduces the impact and the power of your argument. Perhaps if you could find a way to remove the obvious emotional attachment you have to this issue then your reasoning would be more clear to others... as it stands, it is quite evident that your anger outweighs your logic, which is I'm afraid, not the best place to begin when trying to get your point across.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Stop it... you ARE NOT helping people... you are HURTING people who are already hurting enough...

I was so annoyed that the video quality is absolute crap but there was no way I was going to record it a second time… Not only am I tired of seeing so called ‘healers’ preaching this particular topic but I am also tired of this idea that all our video’s and personal sharing’s need to be perfectly polished.  I am NOT perfect… and thankfully I will NEVER be perfect (at least not in the eyes of humans) and since only spirit’s opinion really counts, then I guess it’s perfectly ok for me to continue being perfectly imperfect.
Anyways the short version is, yes I know the video’s quality sucks but the message remains important enough to share it regardless and so I have.  As to the long version of how I feel about this topic, I imagine I will respond either by video or by blog to any outcry that may arise from this but allow me here and now to be perfectly clear on one thing… YES – the mind can heal… absolutely there is NO doubt about the power that the mind has to heal the body – however, there is a time and place for the utilization of those teachings and they are teachings that need to be introduced slowly and practiced diligently and with expert guidance in order to be fully effective.  They will never heal a person who is not absolutely convinced that they work, so to tell the mainstream public simply to think themselves well is absolutely ludicrous without the support of several other healing practices thrown into the mix; including diet, lifestyle and yes, even medication (when it is needed).
Any healer worth their salt will approach each new patient on an individual basis and structure their healing program around the patient’s needs and understanding of how the world works.  If your so called ‘healer’ is telling you that they have ‘ALL the answers’ get a new healer… in fact do yourself a favor and right from the start build yourself a healing team.  You’ll be able to know which ones are the fakes simply by the way they respond to the video below; maybe that will help you decide.
And to those so called healers out there that are spouting this nonsense, please stop… you are making a bad name for authentic health and wellness practitioners who have dedicated their lives to studying the healing arts.  You are not helping – you are hurting and it’s time to stop. 

Sigh… Ok – written rant over – now for the badly filmed video rant – enjoy…

Niki Norlock, author of  Truth - My Synchromystic Journey

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Launch of the new Beafibrofeenxrsing Truth Talks video series

So it's May 12th and it's that time of year when we gather our forces and shout loud and proud that we have Fibromyalgia... Of course it's all about awareness and it's important to have a day that we can dedicate to educating the public on our need for both support and a cure.

My question is, why is it only one day... Why is it that we choose to hide our illness the rest of the year - why do we put on fake smiles and pretend that we aren't hurting?  Don't you think it's time to demand our right to health and happiness?  I do... So today I am releasing the first of a new video series called Beafibrofeenrising Truth Talks... A Candid exploration of what life is like with Fibro - an honest sharing of my own personal experiences with the disease.  Along the way we will explore all the different elements that need to be addressed in the journey back to health.  I hope you'll join me on this adventure so that we can come together in solidarity of our right to live normal, pain free productive lives.

Niki Norlock, author of Truth - My Synchromystic Journey

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Mother's Day Tribute to a Fallen Fibro Warrior

For years I’ve hated Mother’s Day…

Even though I myself am a mother and recognize that it is a day to honor those who hold our future in their hearts and hands by caring for and loving our treasured young, I simply have not been able to find it in my heart to celebrate.  I’ve been too angry you see… Too angry at my mother for passing away when I was only in my late 20’s, too angry that she passed away from something that could have easily been avoided and much too angry that she passed away on the one day that a mother is NEVER supposed to leave a child; Mother’s Day.

I used to joke that it was her way of insuring that I never forgot the day, all my life I have been horrible with remembering dates; I can’t count how many times I forgot her birthday, mother’s day and my parents anniversary.  It seems callous and cruel that I would speak of her date of departure so casually but I needed some kind of emotional defense against the very real and only deniable to myself fact that I was well and truly pissed off that she would dare abandon me so soon.  Yet this year I decided to look at it in an entirely new light, this year as I move towards a lifetime of working with women who like my mother (and myself) are fighting the good fight against the disease called Fibromyalgia, I will use her passing in May as a shield and a sword that serves in the fight for health and wellness. 
So she passed away on Mother’s Day, that means she passed away in May only a few days before what is now an extremely significant date in my world; May 12th, International ME/CFS & FM Awareness Day, a day when Fibro Feenxs around the world spread their wings and rise from the illness ashes.  I wish she’d had the opportunity to do that, I wish that back in the day, when she was diagnosed that people understood what Fibromyalgia was but the truth is they didn’t and it was that fact more than anything that resulted in my mother’s untimely demise.  Of course she did not die from Fibro directly, nobody ever does… Yet it does kill… It kills some people through the effects it has on their emotional state, leading to deep depression and occasionally suicide.  Some people (like my mother) die a much slower and uncomfortable death as their bodies systematically shut down from abuse of prescription pain killers combined with alcohol and other medications that are utilized in the never ending quest to ease the pain.    

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Madness MAKING of CFS/ME

Guest Blog - written May 2, 2015 

Dr. Nancy Klimas, an expert in ME, CFS, and AIDS, was quoted as saying, "A CFS patient feels the same or worse than congestive heart failure; the same or worse than late stage AIDS. If I had to choose between the two illnesses, I would rather have H.I.V. "

Not to say that it's easy having AIDS either, but CFS/ME (and Fibromyalgia) does not get the credibility for the seriousness of how deeply those afflicted suffer invisibly, or the understanding of how insanely hard and challenging it is on a daily basis with very little relief that goes on year after year into decades. And for many of those years and decades, I only lived with "it" and didn't have a name for this invisible torment that no words can describe as I was left for dead by the medical community.

I kept quiet and tricked people for too long about this and now I am finally being honest; being honest to give voice and validation to so many of us as we have hidden in shame and confusion. But now it's time to get real. Talk about it. I downplayed it for decades and used every device available (healthy and not so healthy) to cope to appear "normal" and capable to get through social situations, relationships, careers. But the wheels always fall off in each endeavor because I didn't have a clue of what was happening to me. So, I tried to positively think myself better, along with years of much trial and error in everything holistic (as the medical community has no answers or help) and blamed my supposed personality or thinking defects. There is so much oppression around these chronic toxicity illnesses (like Fibro, MCS, Lyme, CFS)  that is trying to shame us into silence. No more. Time to bring awareness. Time to be courageously truthful.