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Living With An Autoimmune Condition And Staying Young At Heart

They say the key to living a long and happy life is to always stay young at heart. I'm not 100% sure who “they” is, but someone said that once and I'm rolling with it. But what exactly does staying young at heart mean? It's having a joyous (which is different from happy, mind you), fulfilling life – no matter what challenges life throws your way. For many of

How SMART Goals To Help You Live With An Autoimmune Disease Every Day

When you were doing homework and studying in school, chances are you had a teacher who taught you about making SMART goals. It may have been a while since you were in school and learned about SMART goals, so it’s time for a little brain refresher. SMART goals are specific, measured, attainable, result-oriented and timely goals that can help you

Living An Autoimmune Life: Using Yoga To Combat Your Chronic Pain

You may be an expert on yoga pants, but how much do you actually know about yoga? Yoga is basically equal parts meditation, breathing exercises and stretching. It’s something that can be used for spiritual purposes, exercise, stress relief, and even chronic pain. You may think that yoga is something you don’t have time or energy for, but it’s actually

How To Combat The Isolation Of Your Autoimmune Disease

One of the really not-so-fun things about having an autoimmune disease is that a lot of people just don’t know what it is. They don’t believe you really have a disease. They think the pain & fatigue isn’t real. They may even simply think it’s “all in your head” or “you just need more sleep.” (Don’t you hate it when

The Simple Benefits Of Easing Chronic Pain With A Daily Walk

When you’re diagnosed with chronic pain, it can be overwhelming, to say the least. There will be so many suggestions and medications and lifestyle changes that you’ll have to consider as you deal with your autoimmune disease. But there are some simple things you can do to help with your chronic pain that won’t ultimately feel like they’re taking up

An Autoimmune Disease Diet: Should You Try Paleo This Year?

One of the most difficult parts of having an autoimmune disease is trying to figure out how your lifestyle should change to help treat it. Your lifestyle can be anything from your sleeping schedule to your eating habits. It takes a lot of trial and error. Unfortunately, there isn’t one complete and specific answer that will work for every single