Today was my first session with my fibromyalgia coach. I was assigned a task before hand, a SMART goal.
I was given an assignment for this upcoming week and be able to report it back in our second session: wellness vision (p.5-6) and a smaller/micro-SMART goal. I want to drink as much water as I was drinking when I was in classes at college, approx. 70 – 80 oz. per day. Water fill my tumbler at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
“I will drink 40 oz. water each day, at 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.” I feel confident that I can achieve this goal.
PRO TIP from my coach: Journaling and taking a little bit of time to reflect after a session.
I chose a walk with Miley. We went in the trails; I was curious to know if there was trilliums growing or in bloom yet. Miley and I found a patch of trilliums almost ready to bloom. I had my “ah, spring is really here” moment, I heard then saw my first bumble bee. I found my peace in my walk.
*Spirituality in Nature*
In my session, I told my coach out how I've lost my spirituality since 2015, and she mentioned that it didn't necessarily needed to be religious but could be in other forms, and I feel that I could find this in nature.
"I have Fibromyalgia - thank you for being considerate," diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2018, I am still struggling to understand my illness and learn to cope with my pain.
In spring 2022, I was diagnosed with chronic depression, c-PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder. Everyday was yesterday in my mind & in the flashbacks I was routinely suffering through. Three months after my second suicide attempt, I moved to a new community to begin my healing journey.
is an homage to my favorite childhood book series, Martine. I love the symbolism of the hot air balloon that I, Mallory, am navigating life with chronic illness while on a healing journey.