Tag: health

Tackling the Holidays, Chronic Illness Style

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”

Tackling Trigger Foods

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”

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”

Stress and Chronic Illness

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”

Your Health Journey- Setting Goals for Growth

Getting that promotion, hitting you target weight, climbing that mountain, shaving a minute off your run time, we all have goals.  It seems a natural human condition, the setting of benchmarks.  Benchmarks that drive us to achieve more, do better, try harder. We look… Continue Reading “Your Health Journey- Setting Goals for Growth”

Who Is Responsible For Your Health?

I’ve noticed a somewhat alarming, unhelpful shift in the way we view health.  It seems that the list of people we expect to keep us healthy includes everyone from our doctors and nurses to the president and the random dude at the grocery store… Continue Reading “Who Is Responsible For Your Health?”

Advocating for health

Are you an advocate for health?  If you have been diagnosed with a chronic condition, or you are suffering from an undiagnosed mystery illness, you are going to need to be.  The fact is, no one cares about how badly you are doing or… Continue Reading “Advocating for health”

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”

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”

The Road To Disability

Becoming disabled is not an easy road. Read on for my story.

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