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”

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?”

New Year New You?

Has anyone else noticed a shift in the tides?  Generally, this time of year we are bombarded with hype about resolutions and crushing those goals to finally change that thing you don’t love about yourself.  I don’t know if it’s because we did so… Continue Reading “New Year New You?”

GoodBye 2020

What a year! It is probably safe to assume this one will make the history books. Between the virus that shall not be named, the economic and job insecurity that followed, school closures, work relocation from office to home, murder hornets, earthquakes, fires, and… Continue Reading “GoodBye 2020”

Finding the Joy in Christmas 2020

When I was little, Christmas was a magical time of wonder. Each year the anticipation would build as we trimmed the tree and baked cookies, preparing for the arrival of the magical man himself, Santa, friend of elves and reindeer, flying through the sky… Continue Reading “Finding the Joy in Christmas 2020”

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”

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