I had Fibromyalgia for 5 years, beginning at age 40. It wasn’t fun. It was painful and depressing. I was fortunate when a wise, kind friend told me to take a personal development training course. I guess she could see that I needed some personal development. I enrolled in Impact Training in Salt Lake City. That’s where I learned about positive thinking and positive affirmations. I decided to try my new skill for 30 days. So several times every day, I looked in the mirror and said, “I am happy, I am healthy, I am beautiful.” Well, I was certainly not any of those things, but I kept at it. After a few days I got a little bored so I added some feeling to it, and made some funny faces to entertain myself as I spoke into the mirror. I learned later that adding positive emotions to affirmations gives them an extra punch. As the days turned into weeks, a transformation took place. At the end of my 30-day affirmation project I looked into the mirror and saw looking back at me a woman who was happy, healthy and beautiful. About a month later I was symptom-free. Now, most people say you cannot recover from Fibromyalgia, but I did. And I feel great.