December 2015
FM Newsletter
Happy New Year, NFA Community!

What a blessing to have worked to increase awareness and build community during the entire year of 2015. We are so thankful to have each and everyone of you as members, and as friends. 

Sending you wishes for a safe and  Happy New Year!
Enjoying the Holidays, Even with Chronic Pain

How often has the business of the holidays drowned out the peace and calm you wish for? The blissful moments by the fireplace, cups of hot cocoa, pets snuggled up in laps can become lost in a blur of obligations, unmet expectations, and fibromyalgia flare ups. If you can relate, know that you are not alone. 

Let this year be better. Here are some suggestions, complements of the Community Pain Center to help you create the holiday peace you crave.

Tip 1:  Just say "NO" to extra obligations and be OK with others taking on things you used to do... Click here to read the article
Can Pain and Intimacy  Co-Exist?
Intimacy is a normal part of life; however, for those with chronic pain, it is often an issue. According to pain experts, patients report that one of the most frustrating aspects of intimacy is the lack of dialogue around pain and intimacy.  

Shouldn't we understand how pain affects our intimate relationships? What can be done to improve this situation? Help us to explore the subject of pain and intimacy by taking
The NEW! Fibromyalgia AWARE magazine's
Fibromyalgia Intimacy Survey
Open Enrollment Ends Soon for Health Insurance Exchange 
Learn how to get tax credits for health insurance premiums and avoid  penalties by having the right coverage. The open enrollment period closes at the end of January, so be sure to sign up if you do not currently have health insurance in place.

The NFA is proud to announce its partnership with the Community Pain Center through their 
The Pain Cooperative unites nonprofit organizations dedicated to serving people with pain conditions, so that together they can better serve the pain community as a whole.
Make a Difference by Donating Today 

It's that time o
f year when we count our blessings. It's also the time of year for sharing those blessings, as we are fast approaching the cut-off date for 2015 taxable donations. Please take a m oment to donate to the NFA and help support its programs and services for people living with fibromy algia. Even a donation of just $5 can make a big difference. Please donate to the NFA through PayPal today.

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