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How to Live Like a Warrior: 3 Lessons

Kelly, you want to tell me how to live like a warrior, really… When I can’t get anything done from fatigue or pain? When medications have failed me? When I feel like the disease is trying to taking over? When my spouse or my friends misunderstand? When I can’t work any more and I can’t make ends meet? Recent readers have...Continue reading      24 Comments » Read more

Reaching Beyond Limitations: Nike versus Yoda

“Not running sucks” & “Don’t just RUN your mouth” I stopped short when I saw this Nike t-shirt display in a mall recently. I had to get a picture of these t-shirts and ask the salesman, “Do you sell a lot of these? Do people like them?” He said they do. I just smiled and thanked...Continue reading      61 Comments » Read more

3 Rules of Fair Play for People Living with Rheumatoid Disease

Rheumatoid Awareness Day is only ONE day away. Join us this morning February 1 at 10 a.m. ET for a special Twitter #rheum chat. RPF is inviting clinicians, patients, and caregivers to Tweet at least once to help spread awareness. Join in by just adding “#rheum” to a Tweet – or click here to read...Continue reading      10 Comments » Read more

Ashton Kutcher on Opportunity, Being Sexy, & Steve Jobs’ Advice on Life

Surprise speech on life at Teen Choice awards This week at the Teen Choice Awards, popular actor and tech investor Ashton Kutcher (Christopher Ashton Kutcher) described “3 amazing things I learned when I was Chris.” Kutcher plays Steve Jobs in the upcoming film Jobs (opening this week). I watched the video of Ashton Kutcher’s short speech last...Continue reading      5 Comments » Read more

Seeing Light and Shadows in Groundhog Day and RA

TODAY, February 2nd,is the first Rheumatoid Awareness Day. Read more below about how you can be involved. Amateur actress shares Groundhog Day's special place in her heart My sweet friend Steph, one of the bright treasures that I have gained from living with this disease, sent me a story in an email yesterday. I'll hope you'll enjoy it...Continue reading      2 Comments » Read more

Painless Meme for Rheum Mates

Often, I begin a presentation explaining “being an RA patient doesn’t define me.” Then, I share some things that do. Like being a mother of five amazing young people.  Growing up near D.C. and still loving all things Washington, especially the Redskins. Rainbows, rockets, and running on the beach. Bee Gees. Tobymac. Chicago. Margaret Becker. I...Continue reading      63 Comments » Read more

A Tribute: Oyster Suppers, Patient Advocacy, and Ice Cream

We lost someone very special yesterday, the last grandparent in our family. Her name was Mary and I want to tell you that she lived a long, healthy life to the age of 96. But decades ago, she’d become a patient advocate. I don’t even know whether that was a word back then. Nevertheless, after...Continue reading      14 Comments » Read more
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