A message for my friends with chronic illnessesRead more
Walking in spiritual awareness makes the world appear to be a different place than it was before. We see things more clearly, we hear our friends and family members more keenly. We understand ourselves on a deeper level.Read more
I wish every child would know, feel and believe the power of the words of this song to their core.Read more
(How a celebrity body-shaming piece led me to write this article).
In "The Marvelous Transformation: Living Well With Autoimmune Disease," I write about taking back control of our body image even when chronic illness continues to damage it. I ran across one of these body shaming articles this morning, directed at celebrities and the "worst examples" of aging and I got angry.Read more
Chronic illness can steal everything from a person. The ability to: move freely through the world, sleep, have a career, pursue their dreams, the chance to live pain-free, and the opportunity to have an active life.
People with chronic illness are not sheltered from reality. They know their lives have made a dramatic shift: The majority of them had full, happy, lives, prior to becoming sick. That means they are mourning much of the life they unwillingly lost, including the friends that decided it was too much work to maintain a friendship. I teach people to concentrate on the positives in their lives; to practice gratitude for the friendships that have survived because those people are their true friends.Read more
MYOSITIS DOESN’T HAVE TO STOP YOU, BUT SOME PRE-PLANNING AND PREPARATION MAY BE BENEFICIAL!
One of the most common topics of concern for the women in our support groups involves pregnancy. People want to know the effects of Myositis on pregnancy, if Myositis affects a patient’s ability to conceive and what effects pregnancy has on Myositis.Read more
If you could give up your disease, would you? The answer seems obvious doesn't it? "Of course I would," you may be thinking, but I'm not so sure, myself.Read more