A Purpose in Life Soothes Fibromyalgia Symptoms

A Purpose in Life Soothes Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Christine Tender Points Deepak Chopra teaches that everyone has unique talents and that using them to do something you love, especially if in service to others, creates a sense of purpose in life. For many years, I lived without that sense of purpose. My physical symptoms were so limiting that I gave up trying to participate in the things that made me happy. I've recently changed that situation. After decades without music in my life, early this summer I rejoined the Sweet Adelines, a women's barbershop harmony group. Singing in general, and in this group in particular, was near and dear to my heart, but for years I had neither the energy nor motivation to participate. However, in June, my local chapter held a recruitment drive, inviting newcomers to attend the group's rehearsals and learn a few patriotic songs, then perform in a public concert on the Fourth of July. In a moment of weakness, I accepted a friend's invitation. I reasoned I could do anything for four weeks. I'm pleased to announce that after that recruitment month, I became a full-fledged member again after a nearly 20-year absence. Each Monday night, I attend a rehearsal from 7-10 p.m. A year ago, I would have said that I was incapable of such a commitment. Even staying awake until 10 p.m. was incomprehensible. But C
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