chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, fms, cfs, empowerment groups, cfids

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chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, fms, cfs, empowerment groups, cfids

Lean On Me

Karen D. Sacks, M.S., L.C.P.C., L.M.H.C. , is one of our board members and serves in our Public Policy Committee. Karen is a nationally certified, licensed counselor, communications and life coach in practice for over 28 years. Her personal insight comes from the fact that she has fibromyalgia and suffers from migraine headaches. She knows first hand the myriad of feelings and challenges that come with pain, both emotionally and physically.

Karen is the creator of the "Tools for Life", a practical approach to take back control of your life.

Karen was interviewed by Ron St. John from Majic WMXJ Radio 102.7 on May 26, 2009 and this will be aired May 31, 2009 at 5:00 AM.  This segment will also air on The Ticket 790 AM at 5:00 AM and Lite 101.5 at 11:00 PM..

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Many thanks to Ron St. John for helping spread awareness about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME), Fibromyalgia (FM), persistant Lyme disease (PLD), Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) and multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) .

You can learn about the practical "Tools for Life" that Karen has created to assist individuals with neuroendocrineimmune disorders by attending the following meetings:

When: February 10, 2008

Topic: How to Take Back Your Life in 2008: Controlling your pain so it does not control you! - A multidisciplinary workshop on CFS-ME, FM & related neuroendocrineimmune disorders.

Where: CIGC - Center for Individual & Group Counseling

7301 W. Palmetto Park Road

Boca Raton, Florida 33433

Time: 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

RSVP by February 5 at 561.544.8889           

Seating is very limited

Meet a panel of experts on counseling, acupuncture and nutrition. AQ&A session wil be provided and meet & greet with refreshments will be served.

Click here for CIGC web site.

When: February 12, 2008

The CFS-ME, FM Empowerment Group at Temple Sholom, Pompano Beach, Florida

Topic: Bringing your Positive Vision into 2008- Understanding the Roadblocks and How to Navigate through Them!

Time:2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Karen will provide a Q&A session

Click here for more information on Empowerment Groups

In the future Karen will post questions, suggestions and and answers to our members on our web site.

The Center for Individual and Group Counseling is also a supporter of P.A.N.D.O.R.A.'s Don't Dump It! Donate to P.A.N.D.O.R.A.! And Save the Environment. Click here for their press release.

Introducing Phyllis Friedman  


Phyllis Friedman is a CFS/FM individual whose background in social work and geriatric issues are quite suitable to handle our new coping and empowerment column titled “Lean on Me”.  Phyllis will reply directly to you, but depending on the question or topic, she might provide the answer on our web site as well. Click here to e-mail Phyllis




This is a column that in no way, shape or form is to be construed as a replacement for your mental health counselor, physician treatment or to be construed as a medical advice. Always consult your treating physician and use common sense and good judgment before initiating use of supplements, therapies, vitamins, herbs or engaging in any physical activity. P.A.N.D.O.R.A. does not provide an endorsement of any particular medical professional, parties, businesses or services discussed in this column.

This is a community service that encourages individuals to share their struggles without judgment in order to facilitate knowledge (empowerment) that would enhance personal coping mechanisms and contribute to wellness.


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