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...
The Most Comfortable Gloves for Arthritic Hands During the Winter

The Most Comfortable Gloves for Arthritic Hands During the Winter

Did you know that rheumatoid arthritis commonly begins in the hands and wrists? Early symptoms can cause pain, discomfort and inflammation. These can be further aggravated by cold, wet and damp weather often seen in the winter months. Dressing in layers and being...
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...