How the Live Yes! Arthritis Network is Helping Those in The Arthritis Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How the Live Yes! Arthritis Network is Helping Those in The Arthritis Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we enter a new month of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us living with arthritis or any other underlying condition already know the importance of staying home during this uncertain time in history. The world and our communities have experienced fear, stress and an...
My New Attendee Experience at HealtheVoices 19

My New Attendee Experience at HealtheVoices 19

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the fifth year of #HealtheVoices19 in Dallas, Texas. I left back home to Chicago more inspired and empowered than ever, here are five reasons why.     But first, what is HealtheVoices exactly? I didn’t know what it was...
5 Things You Should Know About People Who Receive Disability Benefits: A Reminder to Those Who Think I Am Rolling in Dough

5 Things You Should Know About People Who Receive Disability Benefits: A Reminder to Those Who Think I Am Rolling in Dough

I have read so many stories circulating around the misconceptions people have towards those who are receiving aid from the government because of there health condition. Talking to people in the arthritis community and seeing that they have experienced similar...
Breaking Free from Chronic Illness

Breaking Free from Chronic Illness

-Ways to break free from and cope with the constraints of chronic illness, in order to live your best life- Are we ever considered to be free from chronic illness? The word ‘chronic’ can mean; persistent, long-lasting, long-term, difficult to eradicate or ceaseless....
When I Was Questioned for Using a Disabled Parking Placard

When I Was Questioned for Using a Disabled Parking Placard

Almost ten years ago, my integrity was questioned regarding my chronic illness and disability for the first time. I was about four years into my diagnosis with rheumatoid arthritis, and despite the dark cloud that loomed over my head on a daily basis, I felt on top of...