December 18


LifeScript Lifeline and Perk!

By Sue Ingebretson

December 18, 2012

chronic illness, contest, FibroFrog, fibromyalgia, Fibromyalgia Health Center, FrazzleFrog, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, LifeScript, SoftSurroundings, Stress-Relief Tool, thyroid


Have you ever been thrown a lifeline – either metaphorical or tangible? If you were lost at sea, I’d imagine that a life preserver would look pretty darned good.

But, what if you’re lost in a sea of information? Fibromyalgia is pretty confusing on its own without considering the massive amounts of conflicting news. Too little information about fibromyalgia used to be a common complaint. But now I constantly hear, “There’s SO much data — where do I start?”

My answer is always the same. There’s no way around it, but each of us must develop our own “team” of professionals and resources that we feel good about. It’s a matter of trust and relationships. Over time, we can discern for ourselves those who have our best interests at heart. For the most part, we get to choose which doctors we see. We get to choose which books to read, and we get to choose which websites bring us balanced and helpful information.

More than a year ago, I was fortunate enough to hook up with LifeScript on twitter (@Lifescript). We struck up a conversation and I found that I liked their posts and they liked mine. I was eventually asked to write for them and you can revisit that post entitled,  LifeScript – One Woman’s Fibromyalgia Journey, by clicking the link.

Once I reviewed their site, I found their information on fibromyalgia treatments particularly helpful as well as a variety of other topics. I’m honored to see this site grow and have witnessed an abundance of health authorities jump on board to share their knowledge. Hop on over to LifeScript’s Fibromyalgia Health Center to review articles on such diverse subjects as: pain, sleep, irritable bowel syndrome, thyroid issues, relationships, supplements, exercise, anxiety, headaches, and more.

The great thing about LifeScript’s site, is that you can always click on additional links for more information. Fibromyalgia is related to so many conditions and it’s helpful to find information on other topics such as hormones, immune systems, nutrition, fitness, and other co-factors.

It’s also wonderful to read articles submitted by those who’ve walked the walk and understand first-hand what it’s like to deal with fibromyalgia on a daily basis. Need a little emotional lift? Check out LifeScript today for a bit of a mood boost!

And now for the exciting part…

To keep the Rebuilding Wellness holiday gift-giving bonanza going, LifeScript has provided me with a fabulous giveaway. I will give away one FREE yoga mat and carrying case to one lucky winner! I’ve already received mine, so I can tell you — it’s simply darling. The mat itself is a delightful hot pink with black elastic bands to keep it rolled up and tidy when not in use. It comes with a black nylon carrying case (with the LifeScript logo in pink) so you’re ready to go at a moment’s notice.

So, here’s the info you’re looking for: Simply leave a comment below anytime between now and the contest ending date and I’ll draw one name at random. This contest will end, Friday, December 28th at noon Pacific time. Once the winner is reached and verified, the winner’s name will be announced right here on my blog on January 1st in the New Year!

This contest is limited to those residing in the U.S. only.

The yoga mat will be shipped to the lucky winner directly from LifeScript the first week of January and will arrive in plenty of time for you to implement your health plans for the New Year.

Good luck to you, and here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas!


And, another drum roll please! The Dreamy SoftSurroundings Giveaway contest has officially been closed. On Friday, the 14th, our lovely representative from SoftSurroundings chose the lucky winner. And, her name is ….


Congratulations to you and please know that your lovely pillowcase is headed your way in the mail. We wish you many blissful nights of silky slumber. Thanks to everyone for entering this contest, and of course, thanks to SoftSurroundings for their generosity.

And, speaking of entering, there’s still time to jump into the Stress-Relief Tool (FibroFrog/FrazzleFrog) Contest! TWO lucky winners will be drawn in just a few days, so click on the link for important details and hop on over to enter right now.

Whew! I hope you’re having as much fun as I am with all of these holiday giveaways but rest assured – this Rebuilding Wellness blog will go back to bringing you helpful, encouraging, and powerful healing information all throughout the New Year.

Again, Merry Christmas to all!



    1. Sounds like a perfect thought, Nancy and thanks for commenting. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and of course, good luck with the contest!

  1. Prayin’ to win it!! I have friend that has this disease and would love to help her learn yoga and everything is not all about miracle drugs and side effects from drug usage,, thanks
    Merry Christmas

  2. Hi, I just found this site and how great it knows that you aren;t alone with an illness that makes it hard to understand for ourself and families. I am grateful to find out any ideas that will bring some relief. This yoga mat would be great for the floor and doing stretches. Even if I dont win ….I already am a winner because I ve located a great place for information and support.
    Merry Christmas

  3. I am really in need of a yoga mat.
    This is such a great prize. Thanks for the opportunity to try to win….

  4. I am so happy to see more info.about fibromyalgia
    than I have ever seen.I have found out more about my condition
    in the last few months on fb thsn I have since
    my diagnosis in 1988. Thank you…& of course
    I would LOVE the yoga mat…

  5. A sweet, new, pink mat might just be the motivation I need! Went through a bad episode and fell off the Yoga wagon. 🙁

  6. I like the Pink, I was just looking into purchasing one this week. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia over a year ago.

  7. I’ve had fibro for almost 20 years….there are no words to explain or allow others to understand all it does to a person.I’ve been wanting to try yoga….would love this mat!!,Fingers crossed… well…metaphorically anyway..hurts too bad to actually do 😉

  8. Would love to have this! I’m wanting to join yoga classes starting in January. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

  9. I would love the yoga mat it would help not only with my fibromyalgia but my sjogrens syndrome.

  10. I really enjoyed your blog!! Great research and info, and the yoga mar is oh so pretty! Thank you!

  11. I would love this! I have rheumatoid arthritis and yoga helps so much in keeping me flexible and helps with the pain. Happy Holidays!

  12. I would love to know what your thoughts are on the subject of shingles and fibromyalgia combined. I am going through shingles now and I do have fibromyalgia and I am wondering if the pain can actually be more intensified with the two working against you at once.

  13. Yoga is very helpful for me in dealing with fibromyalgia. The right mat makes practicing yoga even better.

  14. Would love a yoga mat! I’ve always wanted to do yoga, but never got the boost to do it! This just might help 🙂

  15. Thanks Sue for the information. Myself, my 22 and 24 year old daughters and my husband are plagued by Fibromyalgia in addition to many other health conditions that seem to be magnified because of the FM. There is such a stigma that comes along with FM, so much that you don’t want to tell any new doctors or friends because of that stigma of “it’s all in your head” way that so much of society thinks. Thank you for talking about it and I will check out the part of the website and see what it has to offer.

  16. I would LOVE to have a new Yoga mat!! I’m trying to improve my health issues by doing yoga and Tai Chi…This would be a fantastic help!!

  17. I would love an opportunity to win this yoga mat so I can start attending a low impact yoga class to help with my fibro. Thank you!

    1. Yes, yoga (and tai chi) absolutely help to relieve pain. It’s more than the simple movement – it’s the whole mind/body connection that brings on healing. So glad you’ve chimed in here!

  18. My best friend lives with fibro I am always trying to learn more so I can understand it more and be a better support system for her. My husband lives with chronic pain so we understand each other when we say “it’s a bad day”. We just started dieting and keeping each other from cheating. A yoga mat would be a very wonderful addition to my workout regiment plus who doesn’t absolutely love the color pink. Thank you for the chance and have a Merry Christmas.

  19. I have been suffering with fibromyalgia for more than 10 years. Your so right re: also having other diagnoses’. Thank you for the info you have just passed on. I am looking forward to obtaining additional info that may help me!

  20. Hey Sue,
    This might be something you are interested in to go along with your yoga. Another website you can check out is and type in fucoidan and look at the studies that have been done on it for fibro. This is the main element in the Limu, all 3 products have it. Just a thought. Thanks for your time, Donna Ford

  21. So glad I found this site. Yoga is on my New Year’s resolution list and pink is my favorite color! Thanks for the opportunity to win this!

  22. Hi thks so much for this site. I was just diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I need any help I can get to help reduce the pain I have lost close to 60 lbsbut have more to go. A mat would be nice in helping me. Any help with pain issues would also be great thanks Robin

    1. Robin — I’m so glad you posted a comment here! Feel free to review my posts, join my newsletter list, and email me with questions you may have. I’m here to support you!

  23. Great mat at a great price. 🙂 It is the last thing I need to so I can start my yoga. Happy New Year to you all!

  24. i have fibermialgia and have had it for a few years now its not fun to have it is a pain all over your body at certain points. wish there was a cure but there is not one. only exercise will help some but does not take all the pain away.

    1. Sheila – while there is no cure for fibromyalgia, the fundamental reasons that create the condition can be addressed. By choosing to rebuild the body you can achieve wellness beyond where you are today. I’m living proof of that. I now live nearly symptom free and don’t have anywhere near the pain and assorted problems that I used to have. Of course, creating a fitness program that works for you is ONE piece of the puzzle. It’s an important piece, though, and I wish you luck in this contest!

  25. I’ve had fibromyalgia for 20 years-and recently broke my foot. Doc is getting pretty serious about me doing exercise-I really would like to try something low impact that would not hurt my back-I also have scoliosis, so it’s tough! This color would sure cheer me up! Thanks for the giveaway-whatever happens.

    1. Dee – thanks for entering the contest. I hope you peruse my other blog posts as they’re encouraging, supportive, and packed with information you need to begin your healing journey. Let me know how I can support you!

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