Category: living

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?”

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”

Are You Okay?

As the new normal continues to be anything but normal and the strangeness of 2020 stretches on into the foreseeable future, it seems like a mental health check in is in order.  How are we holding up?  A quick look around at yourself and… Continue Reading “Are You Okay?”

Keep Warm and Carry On- Surviving Winter with Arthritis

There is no doubt about it, winter with arthritis can be rough. The following tips can make it more bearable.

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?”

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