The Advice I am Glad I Did Not Take – Living with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis

There may not be a cure for my chronic illnesses, but one thing there is no shortage is terrible advice! People who have never heard of fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis suddenly become experts on how to “heal” my body. The most commonly shared advice is also the most dangerous. Today I am sharing three of the worst and how/why you should avoid them.

I may visit Fantasyland, but I no longer live in it.

Vacations typically provide us with an escape from our normal lives. And even if just for a few days, we are able to forget about our worries and escape from the life that is wearing us down. However, if we are not careful, our escape to Fantasyland could make returning to reality more painful than before. What the heck am I talking about? Read on…….

Spring Cleaning Your Chronic Life: Five ways to make your home chronically friendly

Many of us who have one or multiple chronic illnesses spend a lot of time in our homes, so why not make your space a safer and more enjoyable place to be?  Here are five tips for making your home a chronically friendly environment.

What they don’t see

After almost two weeks of suffering from my muscles attacking my spine and neck, last night I felt like I was finally on the upswing.  I could feel my muscles relaxing and my joints popped whenever I moved my body.  I sounded like a bowl of rice krispies.  With less pressure on my neck, my brainContinue reading “What they don’t see”

Not enough time to manage. Part 1

Do you often feel like there aren’t enough hours in a day to do everything that you wanted to accomplish?  You are not alone.  Many ordinary folk have the misconception that the chronically ill just don’t know how to manage their time.  The truth is that we don’t have enough time to manage. I was aContinue reading “Not enough time to manage. Part 1”

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