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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

Winter With Chronic Pain: How To Keep Warm During The Chilly Months Ahead

Winter can be a real problem for those of us with chronic pain. The bone-chilling months ahead can wreak havoc on our bodies and leave us stuck in our beds for days on end. If you’ve experienced a freezing winter with chronic pain, you know why some of us really dread the winter season. Of course, there are many things

How To Have A Happy Halloween With Your Kids Regardless Of Your Autoimmune Disease

Halloween is an exciting time to be a kid – and a mom! Helping your kiddos plan their costumes and walking door-to-door with them as they trick-or-treat is definitely a mom favorite. But what happens when your autoimmune disease takes you away from sharing these memories with your kids? Maybe this year you’ll be too exhausted to walk around your

Life With Chronic Pain: Finding Your Courage From The Ones You Love

Living with chronic pain isn’t easy. There are some things you can’t do alone when you live with chronic pain. There will be days when you have to rely on the strength of the people you love. While it’s not always easy to ask for help, it can be relieving to draw on the strength of the people around you.

Living With An Autoimmune Disease And Learning To Say No

Little kids can say no. Usually it’s one of the first words they learn. They can shout it at you in the grocery store while throwing one of the biggest tantrums you’ve ever seen, and they scream it while you’re trying to feed them lima beans. They say it with ease. So if they can, why can’t we? Maybe it’s

Can Oral Contraceptives Reduce The Risk of Chronic Pain?

Author’s note: I hesitated publishing this piece because I myself don’t take BC pills given the Hashimoto’s and how the pill interacts with your thyroid. But in the spirit of more information is better, I give you the below… and as always, it’s a decision between you and your health care team. So, with that perspective… read away! Ever been