Category: living

We Made It! (a holiday recovery plan)

Is it just me or was the holiday season we just slid through a bit on the challenging side this time around? Everyone I talk to seems to say the same, chaos and confusion were the theme of the season. The theme of my… Continue Reading “We Made It! (a holiday recovery plan)”

Tackling the Holidays, Chronic Illness Style

Remember when holidays were times of magic and joy? You know, back before you were in charge of bringing said joy to the table? The good old days, when the turkey arrived at the table surrounded but trimmings with but the smallest bit of… Continue Reading “Tackling the Holidays, Chronic Illness Style”

Handy Arthritis Tools That Reduce The Struggle

One of the keys to living a full, able life with ra is to lean on the available tools to make getting things done simpler.  The energy saved not struggling to do the little things, is a precious resource, especially when you have a limited supply for the day.  Leaning into arthritis tools means you will be able to do more, also precious when life can be a struggle.

Tackling Trigger Foods

If you have spent much time in the rheumatoid arthritis community, or researching natural remedies for chronic illnesses, you have no doubt seen the claims that a change in diet can do everything from improve symptoms to cure the disease entirely.  While I’ve personally… Continue Reading “Tackling Trigger Foods”

Gardening with RA

Do you love the idea of a garden but cringe when you think of the body ache inducing work it takes to create and maintain one?  If you could enjoy the fruits of your labors without the pain of the labor, would you?  Gardening,… Continue Reading “Gardening with RA”

The Problem With One-Size-Fits-All Solutions

If you have ever needed to lose a few pounds, get in better shape, or solve a health related issue, chances are you have met them. The one size fits all solution givers. You’ll recognize them by their claims that their system/product solves the… Continue Reading “The Problem With One-Size-Fits-All Solutions”

Learning to Lean-How Adaptive Aids Improved My Life

I used to look at adaptive equipment and see it as a flashing neon sign, complete with an arrow pointing at the user (me), “This person is weak” the sign flashed, “can’t do normal things” it sometimes proclaimed.  I avoided using tools made to… Continue Reading “Learning to Lean-How Adaptive Aids Improved My Life”

Best Gifts for Rheumatoid Arthritis 2021 Edition

We polled 100’s of RA patients to find out what tops their 2021 holiday wish list. Here’s what they asked for! From gifts to keep them warm and toasty to gadgets that will help them get things done, our readers had a ton of… Continue Reading “Best Gifts for Rheumatoid Arthritis 2021 Edition”

Gardening with RA

Do you love the idea of a garden but cringe when you think of the body ache inducing work it takes to create and maintain one?  If you could enjoy the fruits of your labors without the pain of the labor, would you?  Gardening,… Continue Reading “Gardening with RA”

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?”

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