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On Tuesday, May 12th at noon, 110 people, reclined, sat and stood gathered around Zoom powered computer screens to commemorate ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day. BHC partnered with Rebecca Cain, #MEAction Utah Representative, to conduct the live virtual #MillionsMissing event. (Link to recording at the bottom of this post.) The SARS-CoV2 pandemic has changed the…

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Marybeth Raynes, a licensed marriage and family therapist spoke at our December Education meeting on supports for the holiday season. She demonstrated how people living with pain, exhaustion, and isolation can craft a meaningful inner-self holiday season with guided imagery and plan strategies for an outer-self holiday with others. Each of us are a collection…

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Linda Milne, Patient Advocate and former BHC Board Member

Linda Milne is a member of the BHC community who has navigated living a fulfilling life while living with chronic illness. During the November session, Linda will engage a panel in a robust discussion on living a life of quality, while living with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. Linda Milne, with 20 years of ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia is…

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Dr. Bateman traveled to Petaluma, California for a ME/CFS benefit concert on October 5, 2019. This benefit concert featuring singer-songwriter, Marian Call, was designed to entertain, inform, and raise awareness for this debilitating disease. Marian Call’s sound is clever and unique, by turns humorous and heartbreaking; the perfect fit for an audience comprised of those…

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Elizabeth Sherlock, PhD

In this month’s education meeting we were pleased to hear from Elizabeth Sherlock, PhD, a clinical psychologist who joined the Bateman Horne Center in 2018. She moderates support groups for patients and caregivers. Doctor Sherlock has a great deal of experience with ME/CFS. Her son had the illness for 20 years and died at the…

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Pema Chödrön is an American Tibetan Buddhist. Pema has led extensive discussions on working with chronic illness, specifically ME/CFS.  A generous and anonymous donor has secured permission to share this video clip with our community to assist patients with this helpful coping discussion.

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Navigating intimacy with your partner can be hard enough without the added stressors of ME/CFS and fibromyalgia. We realize that discussing intimacy and sex may be taboo for some, but are nevertheless integral in a holistic view of health for every individual. We urge you to begin to break apart this taboo if it exists…

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One morning three years ago, I woke up early determined to do something “that normal, healthy” people do. I donned a t-shirt and sweats, went to the gym, and jogged on the treadmill for 20 minutes. No big deal, right? Think again. The aftermath of my 20 minute stay in “Normal Town” earned me a…

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Some people, especially those with chronic disease, experience depression and/or seasonal affective disorder (SAD) after the holidays are over. Dr. Stuart Drescher, a psychologist experienced in working with patients with chronic diseases including ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia, gives tips on how to manage the letdown that often occurs in January and February, when the holidays are over and the days seem dark and dreary.

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Meditate to Find Peace

Three years ago, Megan Hastings began most mornings with a quick run and some meditation. Today, the effects of her illness make running impossible, but she finds she can meditate to bring comfort and peace. The practice helps her to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, happiness and acceptance. Megan, mother to three and devotee to her best friend, has a…

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