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When living with EDS, You have to Think Positive, Believe & Just Keep Moving

While I’ve never been in a wheelchair or bedridden, I’ve been darn close. However, I made a pact to myself as a kid to live my life differently than my Gram (AKA – Grandma with the pills) and my mom because they were pretty much bedridden my whole life. My parents separated when I was 2 to 3-years-old and my siblings were much older, I was around my grandmother & my mom constantly. Due to my Grandmother’s health issues and my mom always wanting and needing to lay in bed if she wasn’t working, I honestly just thought that...

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Could “Vaginal Weightlifting” be beneficial for Pelvic Floor Instability, a common issue faced by many women with EDS?

Say what?? That’s right, “Vaginal Weightlifting” to help a variety of issues women may experience “down there,” including Pelvic Floor Instability.  Awesome mental image – right?  As someone who has long suffered with various issues “down there,” this article immediately peaked my interest.  And because I am in the process of putting together an article for another blog discussing the variety of issues those of us with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and/or Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) may be blessed with just because we are women, I wanted to read about these 10 benefits.  You can read for yourself below....

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EDS and Stomach Pain: “Why being double-jointed can be a pain in the gut.”

Much buzz has been going around about the connection of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome to a variety of other common ailments, including EDS and Stomach Pain. So many of us suffer from what has been diagnosed as IBS, reflux, Gastroparesis and a variety of other GI issues that go from our mouths down to our rectum. Yes, the GI tract is that long and any issues we may face are not in only in our stomachs.   The link seems to stem from the fact that connective tissue is all over our bodies. It’s in our skin, our eyes, surrounding all...

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My first offical blog post – Finding strength & health, while being too flexibile and living with EDS

My hope is that my website becomes so much more than just a virtual record of my daily thoughts for the world to read (and that’s assmuing the “world” will have interest in and will want to read what I have to say) and is instead, viewed as a resource for anyone seeking specific information on the topics that can be found here and/or who is looking for place to read something fun, uplifting and motivating.

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The “Just 5 minutes” Rule & Why it works

What is the “Just 5 Minutes” Rule? “Just 5 minutes” first started as my own “rule” when I didn’t want to workout (or clean the house, etc.); however, it has become a “rule” that other people identify with and is also one that helps provide the motivation needed to start moving in some way. The rule is this: – Move your body in some way for 5 minutes – You can go all out or as slow as you want. Move one arm only, one leg only, another body part only or all of them, but just move and...

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