Keeping the Faith During the Storms

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“And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” -Haruki Murakami

Three days in a row, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia messing with me, with my body, and putting things slightly behind schedule, but one thing it can not do is break my spirit, can’t shatter my faith in the Creator, in what I do, what my path is, which is provide not only inspiration and empowerment, but also some tough love coaching.  Storms will always be part of life and with fibromyalgia, any Chronic health issue, it’s part of the terrain, and I get that.  However, each mini storm passes, even if at times the length of the storms are longer, the frequency more frequent as I’, getting older, so it seems.  I also have a plan to navigate that, group meditation and yoga regularly. I can’t control the origin of the storm, but I can navigate how I respond to the origin etc… It doesn’t matter if it’s the fibromyalgia or something else in life the same principle applies.  Wisdom is in the navigation.


Born in New Jersey, August 1965, this Italian-American has always had a great interest in music, particularly the Oldies, Country and Ethnic music, including Irish. For over 10 years Ms. Appello passionately taught ESL to students of varying ages. Grounded if her faith and spirituality, Katherine endured a range of issues, including a great deal of pain, which was finally diagnosed to be associated with Fibromyalgia. The essence and the power of music, of words, allow Katherine to overcome these struggles each and every time. We are all blessed to have Katherine’s strength, wisdom, and words to write “Pray For Me Tonight’