I wanted to start this blog with a little background for what motivates me. Then, along the way I want to share with you some of the things that have served me well over the years in dealing with the symptoms of fibromyalgia. I have tried western medicine and alternative medicine in chasing this healing rainbow and found a few pots of gold in both modalities. For the most part, the alternative modalities have been my choices for a variety of reasons. I only turn to Western modalities for my most severe flare-ups and require minimal medications to get me “over the hump.” The reason I make the alternative choices is because of the healthier lifestyle changes that are involved, the lack of nasty side-effects, and the cost. I have no insurance and that was another great motivating factor in my decision to seek out other ways of dealing with this syndrome. Finally, I am hoping that you will participate with me and share your experience on the topics of the day. In doing so, I would appreciate if you would tell me why or what motivates you in a positive way. What kind of things make your day a little brighter, what makes you happy, etc. I firmly believe happiness is a key to healing and, you see, I’m always chasing healing rainbows….