When life suddenly hands us a crisis it can be a lot to handle, especially if you are already juggling chronic illness. Getting through the disaster without completely toppling your health can be a huge challenge when life turns upside down.
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)”
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”
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.
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”
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”
In a world where things are anything but simple, with a body that is anything but well behaved, its no surprise that stress plays a big part in the lives of most people with autoimmune diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis. Between juggling responsibilities and fighting… Continue Reading “Stress and Chronic Illness”
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”
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 “Chronic Illness Holiday Survival Guide”
Remember the good old days? The days when you could do anything you pleased without having to worry about the fallout? You know, back before everything became a massive daily struggle? When you could make a list of things you wanted to do, and… Continue Reading “Finding your new normal”