Category: living

Newly Diagnosed? What you need to know about Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably recently been told you have Rheumatoid Arthritis.  If you’ve just joined the millions of people in the world with RA you probably have a lot of questions.  I know I certainly did.  If you’re anything like me, you’ve… Continue Reading “Newly Diagnosed? What you need to know about Rheumatoid Arthritis”

Staying Calm in an anxious world

Well, there is no doubt about it, the level of anxiety and fear in the world today is the highest it has been in decades.  Not since 911 have I seen this level of uncertainty in fellow Americans.  With restrictions and measures to control… Continue Reading “Staying Calm in an anxious world”

Thriving during a quarantine

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve heard the national response to the outbreak of a new virus amongst our population, COVID-19.  As the government imposes ever increasing restrictions, shutdowns, and even a few state-wide lock downs, more and more people are finding… Continue Reading “Thriving during a quarantine”

Preparing for quarantine

As the panic spreads, with an infection rate 1000 times that of COVID 19, two things have become increasingly clear.  One the average American is not prepared for a minor emergency that might leave them shut in and/or out of work for two weeks. … Continue Reading “Preparing for quarantine”

It’s not too late to reach your goals: redefining that new year’s resolution for success

Here we are, almost ¼ of the way through the new year already!  How are those New Year’s resolutions going?  If you are like most people, they are all but forgotten.  In fact, studies show that approximately 80% of resolutions set at the new… Continue Reading “It’s not too late to reach your goals: redefining that new year’s resolution for success”

How chronic illness changed my parenting style

“Do you need a glass of water Mom?”  The question, from my youngest son is no surprise, he’s a very kind little man.  His response to my answer of no, however, does take me a bit by surprise.  “You never need me to get… Continue Reading “How chronic illness changed my parenting style”

Vacationing with Autoimmune Disease- 8 Tips for Avoiding Coronavirus and Other Plagues

Are you sure its okay for you to travel with the Corona Virus outbreak?  The question, asked by a loved one, should not irritate me so, yet, it does.  See, the problem isn’t the question.  It’s the fact that this is the fifth person… Continue Reading “Vacationing with Autoimmune Disease- 8 Tips for Avoiding Coronavirus and Other Plagues”

What Your Loved One With Rheumatoid Arthritis Wants You To Know

One of the most frequent troubles Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients struggle with is being understood.  If you don’t have RA, it is a little hard to imagine what it is like.  The morning stiffness that sometimes sticks around all day.  The painful swollen joints,… Continue Reading “What Your Loved One With Rheumatoid Arthritis Wants You To Know”

HOPE

The light at the end of the tunnel.  The lifeboat that carries us to safe harbor. The answer to a prayer long whispered.    Hope is what allows us to trudge on through the darkness.  It is the very knowing that whatever is happening… Continue Reading “HOPE”

The High Cost of Insurance-Scripted Medicine

“You probably have the same virus everyone else has.”  The words, coming from a trained professional, do not hold the comfort I’m sure this well-intentioned doctor means them to.  She doesn’t seem to realize what I immediately understand from her statement.  Her words, meant… Continue Reading “The High Cost of Insurance-Scripted Medicine”

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