Tag: arthritis

Frost Bitten and Shivering

The sun shines brightly on the shimmering ice, Frost bitten and shivering, the world comes to life The light hits my lids and they begin to open Then I move my big toe and the spell is broken. With a crunch and crack, I… Continue Reading “Frost Bitten and Shivering”

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.

10 Tried and True Natural Pain Remedies

Let’s face it, life is full of pain! Headaches, back aches, cranky joints, injuries old and new, no matter the source of the pain, nature has given us some powerful remedies for that pain. Here are the 10 Natural remedies I find most effective… Continue Reading “10 Tried and True Natural Pain Remedies”

The Battle for Healthcare

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher Once upon a time there was a girl who hurt all over. She went to her Doctor, whom she trusted, in search of help. The competent Doctor figured… Continue Reading “The Battle for Healthcare”

Learning to Listen (so your body doesn’t have to scream)

Just because you CAN live with symptoms, doesn’t mean you SHOULD.
Knowing what to ignore and what to treat comes from being in tune with your body.

Learning to be Honest

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” -Thomas Jefferson   Honesty is the best policy so the saying goes. And yet, is it? Well, not always, right? I mean we all have a whole laundry list of social customs in which… Continue Reading “Learning to be Honest”

Finding a New Path

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost- The Road Not Taken When you have a chronic disease, the road to disability is an unpaved country road not… Continue Reading “Finding a New Path”

The Double Edged Sword Of Knowledge: The benefits and drawbacks of being “in the know”

“Unless we learn to know ourselves, we run the danger of destroying ourselves.” ― Ja A. Jahannes, WordSong Poets   As a lover of learning and a science nut, I have always sought and craved Information. As a chronic degenerative disease sufferer I have come to… Continue Reading “The Double Edged Sword Of Knowledge: The benefits and drawbacks of being “in the know””

Rainy Day Remedies

“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow-The Rainy Day   It’s a rainy, drippy morning here in Maine. After the sweltering hot humid days we’ve suffered through the last few weeks, I welcome the cooler air. At the same time, my body is… Continue Reading “Rainy Day Remedies”

The Road to Diagnosis

“Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.” -Lin Yutang Photo by Johannes Plenio on Pexels.com If you have an autoimmune diagnosis, there is a pretty good… Continue Reading “The Road to Diagnosis”

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