You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you will join us (online)
And the world will be as one…
Imagine all the people, connecting online…
Living life in peace. Living life in peace with: (NEW) Inspire Thursdays: Living Well With Chronic Conditions/Inspire Saturdays: Living Well With Chronic ConditionsAs well as Sharing Circles, Knit Happens!: Therapeutic Knitting (and other crafts), Tuesday Trivia Time!, Tai Chi, gentle yoga, speakers, blog posts, Chat Clubs, Soul to Soul Convos, “All I Want For Christmas is Zoom” Virtual Christmas Party (Join Us for an afternoon of holiday cheer, laughter, reflection,and fun❖We invite you to come onto the call dressed in Christmas-themed apparel, like your one-of-a-kind Ugly Sweater, Christmas PJs, Elf/Santa Hat, Reindeer Antlers, “Over the Top”outfits!❖Bring Your Favourite Christmas Afternoon Delight – Tea,Hot Chocolate, Egg Nog, Alcoholic (you are home after all!) or Non-Alcoholic Drinks…as well as so many other resources.
We’re staying connected, so important, now more than ever – we’re just doing it virtually, instead of in person. We hope you’ll keep in touch.
Take part in our FREE online activities
(you don’t even need to change out of your PJs,
just relax, enjoy, eat, drink, be merry!).
All ZOOM activities are free (we are a volunteer-drive, grassroots group so donations, of any size, are gratefully accepted —– via etransfers – email@example.com ), courtesy of Fibromyalgia London Group and open to all, especially those with Fibromyalgia, CFS, ME, CRPS, MCS, CSS (Central Sensitivity Syndromes), chronic pain/chronic illness, etc. We have people from around the world dropping by, you should too!
You don’t need a Zoom account to participate, but feel free to get one or download the app. We have an paid account and we’ve taken precautions to make it safe as possible for participants. Each activity is a “respect” zone where we respect each other and enjoy the activity, together. Please also find us and share us (Fibromyalgia London Group) @fmlondongroup on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram! Please register (let us know which activities – you can attend any or all, just let us know which ones to save time and energy), so we can send you the free Zoom link (again, you don’t need a ZOOM account, we have one): Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (or Donna at: email@example.com) ~ or Tel: 519-453-3198
Read, Enjoy, Learn, Share (seriously, seeing isn’t enough, share, please, you don’t know who you will reach, who you will help by simply sharing!) on Social Media —-Website: www.fibrolondongroup.ca !!!!! Please, also find us and share us (Fibromyalgia London Group) @fmlondongroup on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!
Tuesdays in December 2020
B2C2 (Brown Bag Chat Club) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1pm Tuesday December 8th, 2020 and 1pm Tuesday December 22nd, 2020 ~~~ it’s where we chat, recommend, discuss, learn about: movies, streaming, TV, books, ebooks, e-audio, pets, card games, computer games, video games, board games, crafts, gardening, Tai Chi, Qigong, knitting, YouTube, yoga, camping, TED Talks, podcasts, drawing, hobbies, writing, blogging, sewing, volunteering, music, fishing, hiking, painting, and more! Any questions? Contact Donna at: firstname.lastname@example.org Drop by and chat about things that distract us from pain and fatigue and all the bad stuff, but please, if you wish to discuss chronic illness, join us at one or more of our monthly Sharing Circles, Thursday/Saturday and/or email us questions or ask questions on social media (direct message if you wish it to remain private). This time is to escape our pain, worries, etc.
Tuesday Trivia Time (TTT) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You get your 1st Trivia point, it’s on Tuesday! Join us 1pm Tuesday December 1st, 2020 and 1pm Tuesday December 15th, 2020, 1pm Tuesday December 29th, 2020 – “Special Edition: Saying Goodbye to 2020 and Hello to 2021!!! To Better Days Ahead!” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Prizes available! FREE!
PARTY ALERT!!! We’ve got you covered! Wednesday December 30th, 2020 ~ Please, join us for the goodbye to 2020 and Hello to 2021 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious New Year’s Eve Eve Virtual Party!!!
Wednesdays in January 2021 – Qigong with new instructor, Ron Hicks
Wednesdays/Weekly at 1pm 2021 – “The ancient Chinese art of Qigong, closely related to Tai Chi, promotes health and wellness mentally, and physically by following 3 principles: Using the mind , proper breathing and slow movements. I will teach some basic exercises which can be done standing or sitting. Each class will end with a short guided meditation.” Instructor: Ron Hicks. Please check with your physician before starting any exercise program.
Thursdays in December 2020
Thursdays at 1pm bi-weekly – Knit Happens! (therapeutic knitting and other crafts shared in a group – new or an expert or something in between, join us) 1pm Thursday December 10th, 2020. FREE! No knitting (you can still enjoy at home, Santa probably needs some new socks!) December 24th, 2020 (Christmas Eve) – Happy Holidays! We’ll pick up this stitch in 2021!
NEW – Inspire Thursdays: Living Well With Chronic Conditions !!! – Speakers, videos, information sessions about chronic illnesses, resources, how to overcome challenges, learn about how to live well with a chronic condition, etc. 1pm Thursday December 3rd, 2020 ~~~~~~~ “How to Save Money While Living With Chronic Conditions (Just in time to save you money at Christmas!). ~~~~~Done but you can catch the repeat this Saturday December 5th, 2020 @ 1pm
Weekday Sharing Circle Sessions — Sharing resources, information, stories, ideas, company, and hope at 1pm Thursday December 17th, 2020.
Fridays in December 2020
Bi-weekly Gentle Yoga/Breathwork/Meditation w/ Andrea Pearson (all the way from the UK) on 1pm Friday November 20th, 2020. FREE! A break for December and then back again in 2021!!! Please consult with your physician before starting any new exercise regime.
Soul to Soul Convo 1pm Friday December 4th, 2020 and 1pm Friday December 18th, 2020 (for FLG Members only). Discussing spirituality, hope, love, peace, caring, change, religion, philosophy, meditation, mindfulness, motivation, courage, spiritual harmony, spiritual activism, kindness and so much more. So join us, Soul to Soulers, take a break from the chaos of the world, turn off your devices (except the device you’re using to access Zoom lol), turn off social media, the news, and tune into to your inner calm.
Saturdays in December 2020 and January 2021
Inspire Saturdays: Living Well with Chronic Conditions 1pm Saturday December 5th, 2020 – “How to Save Money While Living With Chronic Conditions (Just in time to save you money at Christmas!). Presenter, Donna Parker, blogger and Peer Leader of Fibromyalgia London Group.
Sharing Circle Saturdays January 9th, 2021. Need someone to talk to that understands? Really understands. Others say they get it. We really get it. Also sharing resources, tips, tricks, life hacks, hope and laughter.
Register so we can send you the free Zoom link (you don’t need a ZOOM account, we have one): Email: email@example.com ~~~~~~~~~ or Tel: 519-453-3198
Read our blog pots, our social media offerings, enjoy, learn, then please, Share on Social Media ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Website: www.fibrolondongroup.ca Please also find us and share us (Fibromyalgia London Group) @fmlondongroup on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!
Since the beginning of this historic, horrible pandemic, a lot of things have changed,especially with Fibromyalgia London Group, but a lot has stayed the same. Our commitment to staying connected has stayed the same.
Our commitment to being there for each other. Our commitment to supporting ourselves by helping others.
None of that has changed.
Drum roll please!!! Missing Christmas bazaars? (I know I am!). Need some stuff and services…for FREE??? Fibromyalgia London Group has our own Facebook group page, “Free For the Taking/Giving” https://www.facebook.com/groups/550486615667745/!!! The rules are simple, everything offered or received has to be free! Yes, FREE (love love love that word, Free) for the taking or giving!!!
Many of us have been decluttering, readjusting, rethinking, so here’s chance to give your gently-loved and/or new items a new home!
Here’s how it works: Post an item (or items) you wish to “Gift”/donate, then you type back you want it, then Private Message (PM) and arrange a contactless pickup. Easy peasy lemony squeezy!
AND/OR post an item (or items) you wish to “gift”/donate and myself or someone else says, “Yahoo! I’d love that!” and arrange contactless pickup/delivery and so on and so and so on…
You can even ask/offer services like but not limited to: picking up groceries/household items if you know the person has mobility or transportation issues; cooking/delivering meals/baking; helping teach computers, Zoom, social media, smartphones, streaming services, devices or any kind, etc.; cutting grass/gardening; picking up city garbage tags, or seriously, whatever – use your heart and your imagination! Check it out here… https://www.facebook.com/groups/550486615667745/
Both our group and Zoom have taken extra precautions so we won’t be Zoombombed. Just FYI, I hear a lot of people calling it “hacking”, it’s not really hacking, it’s obnoxious people getting hold of a meeting’s info and jumping in, kind of like old timey “photobombing”; “zoombombing” is silly, rude, immature, yes, but we’re doing everything we can to avoid it. To date, out of all our Zoom activities, and there have been dozens, we’ve had zero problems, with that.
So join us.
It’s here, for you. It’s FREE!!!!
And you don’t even have to leave your house!!!
If you have any questions, please email me (Donna Parker) at: firstname.lastname@example.org – I’m here to help (or at least try).…
We have sooooooo many activities,
there must be something that interests you!!! While all these activities have been free so far (we gratefully accept any donation of any size give only what you can and want – etransfers to: email@example.com).
Fibromyalgia London Group (we also welcome anyone with CFS, ME, chronic pain and/or fatigue) is a extremely dedicated, active grassroots, volunteer-driven organization, but we need help…not just with donations, but help with support, volunteering, ideas, connecting to resources/information, sharing our information on social media and to family, friends, other groups, etc. Sharing is caring and you never know who you will help.
It’s much harder to concentrate on your pain, your fatigue, your worries, troubles, woes, etc. when you’re helping others.
This is a group for those who want not just survive the trials and tribulations we face, but to thrive (with some help). Help us help you!
Join our wonderful activities!!!
Join the group itself!!!
Thanks again and hope this week treats you kindly. Stay Safe. Stay Home. Stay connected. Wash Your Hands. Stay in touch. And when in doubt, Zoom it out!!!
Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noel! Buon Natale! Feliz Navidad! Frohe Weihnachten! toDwI’ma’ qoS yItIvqu’! “Chag Sameach! Mele Kalilimaka! Wesołych Świąt! Happy Hogswatch! Joyous Kwanzaa! Wishing you a latke fun this Hanukkah! 圣诞节快乐 Shèngdàn jié kuàilè! क्रिसमस की बधाई krisamas kee badhaee! Happy Festivus! Yuletide Greetings! ulihelisdi danisdayohihvi! Hanukkah Sameach! Happy Hanukkah! Καλά Χριστούγεννα! Meri Kuri! Laethanta saoire sona! Joy to the world! Happy Holidays! The fruit cake’s in the mail! Seasons Greetings! It doesn’t matter how we say it, we should feel it in our hearts all the year through!!!