Category: chronic disease

Chronic Illness Struggles- What Will They Think of Me?

Have you ever worried that you don’t measure up?  Do you feel like your ability to do all of the things falls far short of the expectations of your friends, family, boss, or society in general?  You are not alone.  Especially within the chronic… Continue Reading “Chronic Illness Struggles- What Will They Think of Me?”

Chronically Behind

Does your to-do list seem to just keep growing?  Does it stare at you tauntingly from the desk or wall, knowing you will never defeat it?  Is it more of a growing list of things you can’t seem to get done than a list… Continue Reading “Chronically Behind”

Chronic Illness Struggles- Is It My Disease Or Do I Need To Seek Treatment?

If you spend much time interacting with the autoimmune and chronic illness community, you may have noticed one of the most frequent types of questions asked is “Is this normal or do I need to call my doctor?” The well-meaning response of the other… Continue Reading “Chronic Illness Struggles- Is It My Disease Or Do I Need To Seek Treatment?”

Best Gifts for Rheumatoid Arthritis 2020 Edition

This post contains affiliate links. If you use them, I may get a commission. Thank you! If you have a loved one with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), you have probably noticed that it comes with its own set of challenges. Aching joints, exhaustion, and physical… Continue Reading “Best Gifts for Rheumatoid Arthritis 2020 Edition”

My Marijuana fueled life

There has been a lot of talk over the years about the negative effects of marijuana (cannabis) use. Chief among these, always, is laziness. Cannabis use is often associated with a lack of motivation, unemployment , and general slothery. While it may be true… Continue Reading “My Marijuana fueled life”

Your Health Journey- Setting Goals for Growth

Getting that promotion, hitting you target weight, climbing that mountain, shaving a minute off your run time, we all have goals.  It seems a natural human condition, the setting of benchmarks.  Benchmarks that drive us to achieve more, do better, try harder. We look… Continue Reading “Your Health Journey- Setting Goals for Growth”

5 Keys to Managing Your Autoimmune Condition

There is no doubt about it, life with an autoimmune condition is a challenge, one nobody wants but millions of people have.  While the 80+ autoimmune diseases behave differently and require distinct approaches to treat, there are a few things that are beneficial to… Continue Reading “5 Keys to Managing Your Autoimmune Condition”

Immune Compromised In a COVID Focused World- What We Want You To Know

I’m not sure the world has ever been more aware of the existence of Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Yet, still, that awareness for most is not understanding, far from.  Some may know it is an autoimmune disease, or that one of the medications debated about for… Continue Reading “Immune Compromised In a COVID Focused World- What We Want You To Know”

Do You Know How To Ask For Help?

Do you know how to ask for help?  You are probably thinking that Is a stupid question, of course, I know how to ask for help, but do you really?  Do you know how to ask for help, or do you carry much more… Continue Reading “Do You Know How To Ask For Help?”

Battling For Care

One  of the hardest things about life with chronic conditions is it feels like I am constantly battling medical professionals to get the outcome I want.  I know some of those battles are a result of nothing more than my stubborn belief that nature… Continue Reading “Battling For Care”

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