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You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Osteoporosis. Now What?

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Osteoporosis. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you have osteoporosis, you might be stunned, scared, or even relieved to have answers that explain fractures. No matter what you’re feeling, you’re not alone. On...
Posted 10/02/2019
How good boundaries make life with osteoporosis easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Osteoporosis Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Osteoporosis Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a chronic condition like osteoporosis. Setting and defending boundaries allows you to...
Posted 09/12/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with osteoporosis can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you developed osteoporosis. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how you...
Posted 08/15/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Painsomnia and Osteoporosis

Painsomnia and Osteoporosis

Painsomnia and Osteoporosis“I had a terrible night last night. I could not get past the pain.”“I can't sleep. I hurt all over and can't get comfy though I'm shattered.”“My back (fractured T11) keeps me awake nightly. Isn’t it terrible to be awake...
Posted 06/30/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/26/2019
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Supplements and Osteoporosis

Supplements and Osteoporosis

Supplements and Osteoporosis Supplements are among the most discussed topics on MyOsteoTeam. Members talk about which supplements they take, the benefits of different combinations, and how to use supplements in combination with other treatments....
Posted 06/19/2019
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Stretching and Osteoporosis

Stretching and Osteoporosis

Stretching and Osteoporosis Stretching is an important part of exercise and is beneficial in its own right. It can help people with osteoporosis support muscle function, relieve stiffness, and reduce pain. Stretches should be done slowly and...
Posted 06/16/2019
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What Gwyneth Paltrow's Osteopenia Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Gwyneth Paltrow's Osteopenia Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow revealed in 2010 that she had osteopenia, a wave of empathy and validation washed over the osteoporosis community. “Wow. Even her, too?”Three things happen for us when a celebrity opens up about a...
Posted 06/06/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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