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Don’t Lose Yourself

What a year this has been. Living with Lupus is not without it’s challenges. Some days are good, while others can make me question everything. It’s tough to navigate life’s path while looking “normal” to the outside world, but dealing with all of the things people don’t see when they look at me. After all, […]

Are You Self-Aware?

If you were to ask most people whether they are self-aware, you may get various responses. Each person has his or her own fundamental idea of what self-awareness means. There are those who believe their level of self-awareness is pretty high and others who may not be so sure and that is okay. Let’s define […]

Mental Health Matters

2022 is upon us! Many people look forward to a new year with anticipation. We aim to leave the past behind and to move towards new goals that often include better health. I am sure that you have heard the term health is wealth. What comes to mind when you think of health? If you […]

Managing Holiday Grief

The holidays are upon us and while many people are decorating and taking advantage of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, others are not as excited. They may be grieving the loss of a loved one. As a certified Grief Specialist, I was invited to speak on this topic recently. First, let me define […]

The Beauty Within

Regardless of what chronic illness you deal with or how long you’ve dealt with it, there are times when it gets really tough. The symptoms can often feel as though they will never end which can leave you feeling discouraged. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. As a person battling Lupus, I have had […]

Managing Lupus in a Covid World

The year of 2020 introduced all of us to a pandemic known as Covid-19. As mask mandates, curfews, and hospital visits became the norm, panic also set in across the country. The everyday household items such as toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning wipes, disinfectant spray and hand sanitizer disappeared from the store shelves along with […]

What’s New? Neuropathy

I was getting ready for dinner on a Saturday night many years ago. I had planned on wearing this cute outfit with some new heels that I’d purchased. Hair? check. Make up? check. Perfume? check. As I slipped my heels on, my balance shifted. Something was wrong. My right foot felt weaker than my left. […]

Self-Care Is Essential

What comes to your mind when you hear the words self-care? Often people think of massages, manicures/pedicures, or shopping. While these are definitely great forms of self-care, there are so many other forms that are equally beneficial for us. Let’s look at the definition of self-care. It involves doing things that promote good physical, mental […]

Pressure Challenge

Life is full of ups and downs. Some days are better than others. On the tougher days, we may feel large amounts of pressure. Pressure to meet deadlines. Pressure to make difficult decisions. Pressure to just “get better.” Regardless of what pressures we face, what matters is how we choose to deal with them. The […]

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