Barbara Leech

Barbara Leech, Author at New Life Outlook

About Barbara

Barbara Leech is a mom of four who gave up her career as a reporter and editor of two weekly newspapers in Southern New Hampshire to be a work-at-home mom and autoimmune disease warrior. Within her personal battle with fibromyalgia, lupus, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, she is an advocate for greater public awareness and raising funds toward research and improved treatments for these and other autoimmune diseases.

Her overall mission is to be the best mom and writer she can be, despite the challenges of living with a chronic illness. Barbara lives in Maine with her husband Adam, and they have two young sons together. Her two older daughters are grown (25 and 28). One is married, and the other is planning a summer 2016 wedding in the Mountains of New Hampshire.

Barbara considers herself a survivor of all things: fibromyalgia, lupus, Hashimoto’s, divorce, and starting over. She is passionate about family, faith and small victories.

For work, Barbara telecommutes, writing for a strategic advising firm in Massachusetts. On the side, she is a freelance writer for daily newspapers and business magazines throughout New England and a blogger on topics of health, parenting, and real estate. She also provides freelance editing and copywriting services for several businesses throughout the country.

Barbara's Work

Fibromyalgia and Cold Weather

How to Manage Fibromyalgia in the Cold Weather

In this article fibromyalgia warrior, Barbara shares her experiences and tips for coping with fibromyalgia and cold weather.
by Barbara Leech on November 27, 2018
How Do We Explain Fibromyalgia to Others?

How Do We Explain Fibromyalgia to Others?

It can be challenging to explain fibromyalgia to friends and family, however it is important for people to understand the condition and what it does.
by Barbara Leech on June 28, 2018
The Benefits of Journaling for Fibromyalgia

The Benefits of Journaling for Fibromyalgia Patients

Journaling for fibromyalgia can help you express emotions more effectively, relieve stress, and it will be a record you can show your doctor.
by Barbara Leech on April 4, 2016
Food for Fibromyalgia

Benefits of Eating Well With Fibromyalgia

What we eat can either support health and limit pain, or fan the flames of fibro into a full-blown attack. Learn more about food for fibromyalgia here. 
by Barbara Leech on February 1, 2016
The Impact of Chronic Pain

The Impact of Chronic Pain

With fibromyalgia causing pain every day, it can be nearly impossible to remain positive. Barbara discusses the impact of chronic pain on fibro sufferers.
by Barbara Leech on January 12, 2016