Sounds funny huh? But a great conversation I had with a healer really resounded with me and I wanted to share it with you all. We are not our illnesses or our bodies. We are our SOULS. Our bodies are sick and have various complaints and are frustrating, sensitive and all the rest. We, our souls, did not do anything to have these bodies and these issues and challenges. It's not our fault, our souls and who we are as a person is not inherently sick. We, our souls, are our spirits, psyches, our dreams and desires and thoughts ... we are not the physical problems our bodies have. <b>So try this trick (it's helped me a lot): Instead of saying/thinking "I have _______ (CIFDS, FM, etc)" say/think "My body has _______" Instead of saying/thinking "I'm feeling (exhausted, painful, panicky)" say/think "My body is feeling (exhausted, painful, panicky, etc)"</b> This might sound small or insignificant but I swear it's helped me a lot. I don't think I feel as frustrated by current health challenges I have because I keep reminding myself "it's not me, this is my body and it's freaking out or having a problem" it also helps battle the "I must be a hypocondriac" fears or blame we get. I think this is great way to mentally take care of ourselves and not become overburdened by stresses and pain, and also to stop thought patterns that can get us stuck. Take it or leave it.