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I'm  Dianne, age 63,  from Kelso, Washington.( Closer to Portland, Oregon than Seattle.)

My fun and loving husband and I have been married for 42 years and we have 4 married kids and 8 grandchildren. I love family and friends and volunteering. This pandemic hit and I had a lot of time on my hands because I don't work outside the home and my time was spent having fun visiting our grandkids and traveling. That all pretty much stopped my world. I also enjoy and have continued the love for photography during this time. I have tandem skydived at ages 50, 55, and 60, it was to face my fears of heights and trust of someone that brings me down safely. Then I  got hooked! Hence, my new coaching business name is  "Dive In Coach LLC"

 I've known for several years now, I want help others with fibromyalgia and chronic pain. So,  since my hubby wasn't going to retire from his small CPA practice anytime soon because he loves what he does, especially interacting with clients,  I enrolled in a coaching program at Health Coach Institute.  Next week  I will be a certified health & life coaching. Very exciting!  Of course my learning and growing will not stop there. I wanted to continue and absorb as much as I can to help others. 

 Living with fibromyalgia since age 12, I have experience so much and have so many tools to help others. However, I have the desire to learn more on how to teach others "Mindfulness"  I know the power of this topic.  So today,  I decided to search on Google "Mindfulness" and Mindfulness Exercise was the first website that came up!.

Here I am!  I'm so very grateful to have this opportunity to explore all there's  to know here on Mindfulness Exercises.  I hope to connect with others here in this community too.   How has the pandemic changed your life? 

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Hi Dianne! Thank you for the lovely introduction. It is wonderful to read that you wish to help others with fibromyalgia. There is certainly a need for more mindfulness and when you have unique experience that could positively impact others, it's a wonderful calling to follow.

I'm Gillian, by the way¬†- the community moderator. If you have any questions about Mindfulness Exercises, teacher training, or the community itself, let me know ūüôā

I live in Sweden, so my experience of the pandemic has been a bit different than most. Sweden never went into lockdown, but at the same time, I've felt the weight of this pandemic through news and media. Also, I am from Canada, so travelling home to see my family has been difficult; that is probably the greatest tangible way in which I've been impacted.

I look forward to learning more about your work, experience, and insights. Welcome!

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Welcome Dianne, its fantastic what you want to do !!

I'm a newbie here too btw, and whilst having to think hard about my own practice right now...there is no doubt that mindfulness works wonders for chronic pain and I'm sure the forum will be very helpful for you.



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