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By Carla Kienast - February 9, 2018
I used to be a world-class sleeper. Once I was visiting my parents, sleeping on the couch in the living room. A tornado warning came up in the wee hours of the... READ MORE

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By Nan Hart - January 16, 2018
I recently had the opportunity to take a great workshop that centered on mindfulness and the practice of Tai Chi which was amazing.  Along the way I discovered that using mindfulness as... READ MORE

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By Kelly Mack - December 21, 2017
Every year when I watch “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” (one of my favorite Christmas specials), I become more convinced that the Winter Warlock character has rheumatoid arthritis. I’ve written before... READ MORE

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By Tamara Haag - November 16, 2017
Anyone who knows me would say I talk a lot. I’m friendly, loquacious, extroverted, and open. I always received full participation points in every high school and college class I took, my... READ MORE

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By Wren - November 10, 2017
Starting a new drug treatment always makes me hopeful. But I’ve learned the hard way to be realistic. Most of us believe in our doctors. We believe the medicines they prescribe will... READ MORE

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By kat-elton - September 1, 2017
Pain is a universal experience that helps us to survive. A person who can’t feel pain has a significantly reduced lifespan because pain serves a purpose – it tells us when to... READ MORE

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By Kelly Mack - August 24, 2017
Superhero movies have become very popular recently. We now even have television shows about heroes with various secret superpowers! Jessica Jones is super strong. Luke Cage is indestructible. Others are incredible smart,... READ MORE

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By Tamara Haag - August 11, 2017
Living with rheumatoid arthritis can feel like a nightmare, which sometimes leads me to daydream about things that would make this journey a little easier. Living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is challenging,... READ MORE

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By Nan Hart - August 10, 2017
It never ceases to amaze me how many aspects there are to this disease of Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have lately been plagued with some significant muscle cramping in my feet, calves and... READ MORE

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By Tamara Haag - July 13, 2017
Most of us are familiar with the Serenity Prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom... READ MORE

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By teejay - June 12, 2017
Our team strategy session was hosted in the Hunter Valley, an easy and gentle two-hour drive from Sydney. We were lucky enough to score a beautiful warm sunny autumn day. Within our... READ MORE

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By Ruthieq - June 7, 2017
I was diagnosed in 2006 with inflammatory breast cancer. This is one which is not detected by mammograms, doesn’t always have a lump, inflames the tissues and lymph, and itches. It grows... READ MORE

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By Jen78 - June 1, 2017
I’ve been lurking around this forum for months so instead of continuing to isolate myself I figure I’ll try to let someone in. I was 37 when I was diagnosed with RA.... READ MORE

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