My Favorite Blogger of 2014!!!

My favorite blogger of 2014 is a woman who knows a lot about suffering and a lot about persevering and thriving in the face of chronic illness and pain. She has taught me so much, given so much of herself to others, and she is a prominent member of the online spoonie community who is constantly thinking of others and encouraging the people who need it the most.

In addition to being a stunning person, there is something wonderful about her writing, the depth of it, the strength of both her words and the strength that they bring to others.

A Body Of Hope has been helping me get started here and I would not have made the progress I have found without her!!! ❤ Go check out her amazing blog! See how real warriors are fighting pain and overcoming obstacles every day. Her writing is pure magic and brilliance; tear-jerking honesty, heartwarming affirmations of spoonies helping other spoonies and themselves, and laugh-inducing sarcasm. I love her, and you will too!

Check out her awesome blog here: ABodyofHope: Stories of Survivors

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About Jessi Finds Out Fibro

Hi, and thank you for finding your way to my corner of the web! I'm on a journey to empower myself and hopefully others through shared courage and compassion. I write Finding Out Fibro, a chronic illness and chronic pain awareness blog that is not just about fibromyalgia, as well as a new project making jewelry under the Etsy name Hopeful Spoon. Please check out the shop and share if you can! Thank you for your support! My other hobbies include defeating ableism anywhere I find it, upcycling old junk into funky awesomeness, raising my voice to erase stigma against invisible illness and mental illness, baking, collecting vintage kitchen ware, sharing body-positive messages, playing around in photoshop, abstract painting (especially in neons and metallics!), advocating for those living with chronic illnesses and mental health challenges, seeking safety and upholding visibility for LGBTQIA individuals living with physical and mental disabilities, researching and testing plant-based remedies for chronic pain, and spending all my spare spoons in my veggie garden. This is my opportunity to do more than just survive with chronic illness. This is me learning how to live well, even though there is no cure for the war my body is waging on me.

6 responses to “My Favorite Blogger of 2014!!!”

  1. lifeinslowmotion says :

    I agree, awesome blog!!

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    • Jessi Finds Out Fibro says :

      She is awesome!!! You however, my dear, deserve your own glowing blog post. You have given me and so many other chronic pain warriors something so valuable it’s hard to even put it in words. You encourage, you share with complete honesty and no sugarcoating, you are compassionate and wonderful about reaching out to new bloggers and folks who are in their darkest moments, and you do not shy away from the hard work that is needed to succeed. Leading by example is what this is all about, really. We surround ourselves with people who either have the potential to learn to thrive with illness, or who already are, and those people show us how to get where we need to be, and to maintain it despite the fact that there will always be setbacks and difficulties. Your brilliant words capture so much that is often overlooked or not talked about openly. I have printed out multiple posts you have written and put them in my encouragement binder for reading when I feel my worst. ❤ I have so much respect for you as a writer and as a woman fighting chronic pain in a proactive way. We need your voice so much.

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      • lifeinslowmotion says :

        Oh my goodness, you are too kind. One of your strengths is certainly your encouragement! You always have something amazing to say about others, and not generally speaking but you speak so clearly in specifics that it makes me (and I am sure others) just speechless and about to blush with how generous you are with your encouragement 🙂

        I have learned a lot from what you write. This post in particular is inspiring me to put together a list of my favorite bloggers from this year, of which you are one of them. So thank you for the inspiration!

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  2. abodyofhope says :

    WHAAAAATTTTT???!!!!
    I don’t even know what to say!! This is such a beautiful surprise from you ❤ ❤ ❤ I'm totally touched.
    You are indeed my favorite blogger as well and that's what makes us such a mushy, sticky-sweet combo 😉 Your words really melt my heart. Thank you so much for always inspiring me.
    No matter where you are in your journey, it seems. Whether you are in the depths of darkness or celebrating a triumph, you always have words of inspiration to share. You are so willing to search within, work on yourself, and share what you found with others. I am so grateful for you.
    You are a light-bringer.
    Thank you for this gift. I am smiling from ear to ear- even if it hurts! 😀 😀 😀

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  3. abodyofhope says :

    Reblogged this on aBodyofHope and commented:
    What a wonderful surprise!!!
    The most inspiring blogger I know, Finding Out Fibro surprised me this week with such a lovely post. I’m so humbled.
    She has been incredibly supportive of A Body of Hope, and to be honest, so many of the posts here are because of her. She is so open and expressive with her life with chronic illness, she is so passionate about finding deeper meaning and purpose, rebuilding a new life inside of her changed body, and she shares so many dramatic insights along the way. Her energy and talent bounces off the computer screen and sets a fire inside of me, fueling my own writing.
    She is so willing to open herself up and allow her light to shine.
    Thank you so much for all of the beautiful words said about A Body of Hope. I’m deeply touched.
    I hope all reading this will visit Finding out Fibro. She is a treasure.

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  4. Mark Aldrich says :

    Mary is a great blogger and a great blogging friend, and now I am happy to have discovered Finding Out Fibro!

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