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Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FM / FMS)
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Rita's Nurturing Art
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Rita's Nurturing Art for Finding Self-Love
Artwork by Rita Loyd
"This Darkness Shall Pass"
There are many teachers in life including life itself.
Anger teaches me
that I have still unresolved issues from the past.
Depression teaches me
that I have momentarily forgotten my truth.
Fear teaches me
that I have not fully developed trust in myself, in life itself and in the Creator.
Abuse teaches me
that I have not set appropriate boundaries.
Anxiety teaches me
that I am repeating a defeating message in my thoughts.
Panic teaches me
that I have lost the belief of Safety, Connection and Love.
Obstacles are simply teachers
directing me to examine the barriers that I have set between myself and with love.
by Rita Loyd
by Rita Loyd
Half and Half
Totally exhausted with a superwoman stance.
CFS is not who I am, but shapes so much.
I’m an artist, but not able to reach full speed.
I’m not even an artist, I work in an office in IT.
I’m not even doing THAT day to day because I’m so ill.
But even in the office my blood is my blood and my heart is my own.
I’m a good friend, daughter, wife, sister.
I’m not there to help anyone.
I’m strong, defiant, a fighter - bursting with positivity.
I’m weak, deflated, defeated - a natural pessimist.
I’m happy and content. I’m unhappy and unsettled.
I’m not one thing or the other.
I’m half and half a hundred times over.
For more of her art, see thumbnails at
Original clay sculpture
Dedicated to those who suffer
the most difficult health challenges daily
in more ways than one
This sculpture was created for
INTERNATIONAL CFS/ME AWARENESS DAY, 2007
Our Spirits will always sustain us.
Together, we will conquer.
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