Is My RA Causing My Fatigue? Guest Post Brought to you by Nerovi

The health complications of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are numerous. People living with RA face flare-ups, stiffening, and pain and as a result are left with fatigue. RA can make you…

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Fear and Hope: The Hidden Realities of Being Chronically Ill In the Time of Coronavirus

Right now is especially hard on those of us who are sick already. The safety nets that each person has – medical care, social support, financial security, and access to…

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Distract Your Pain Away: How to Make the Most of Your Time at Home with Chronic Illness

Living with daily pain can feel very limiting. The list of activities I can no longer do without increasing my pain levels or triggering flare-ups, which includes working, typing, holding…

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Coping With Uncertainty: Going Where the Flow of Your Chronic Illness Takes You

Spring lends itself to new beginnings, from planning spring cleaning to starting up projects, to contemplating healthier choices. When you live with chronic pain, it’s easy to decide on a…

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Habitually Healthier: How to Actually Stick to New Habits in 2020 to Improve Life With Illness

Managing fibromyalgia involves making multiple lifestyle changes. I think it is like having a black belt in New Year’s resolutions. In the past six years, I have added daily stretching,…

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Go Beyond Self-Care: Why We Need To Talk About Self-Compassion Instead

Bubble baths. Lit candles. Dark chocolate. Steaming cups of tea. These are the self-care recommendations we are regularly encouraged to add to our daily lives. I love these things as…

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Surviving Summer: Tips You Haven’t Thought Of Yet To Help You Manage Your Illness In The Heat

Summertime is here. After a chilly spring, it’s finally sunny and H-O-T.  We usually associate this season with fun and relaxation. But for many people with chronic pain, the heat…

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The Pet Prescription: How a Stray Cat Named Sara Helped Me Learn To Be Braver & To Live More Fully Each Day, Despite Chronic Illness

Hello, I’m Sara, and I’m an affectionate, but shy, 3-year-old grey tabby. I like pillow forts, spying out the window and perching on your shoulder when you sleep. Just over…

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