5 Ways to Not Get The Flu This Season

It’s flu season people and there is so much hype about the strain this year. Here are a few tips to have you avoid coming down with the flu. I get asked if I get the flu shot and the answer is no. It may be appropriate for those who are elderly or who are easily susceptible…

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How to Thrive Amidst Despair

How does one become a thriver? You know, someone that thrives despite unfortunate circumstances. Thrive: to grow, progress, succeed, flourish regardless of any diverse situations. When you are not thriving you are wilting. Stagnant. Lackluster. If you are in the midst of a chronic illness, recovering from one, or just dealing with daily responsibilities like…

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10 Things to Do On A Not So Good Day

You know those days. You wake up and just wish you could stay in bed. Whether you have a migraine, body aches, or just overly exhausted, it happens. But how you deal with it is another question. I remember those days. The torture to even move, forget trying to run a household or get ready…

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5 Fabulous Tips to Enjoy the Beach Without a Lupus Sun Flare!

Doctors say that people with lupus cannot be in the sun. I still shudder when I hear the words, “You will never be able to be in the sun again.” I remember hearing those exact words years ago in my rheumatologist’s office and leaving in tears. Being the ultimate sun worshipper, I took this as…

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Positive Affirmations: The One Thing Your Body Needs Right Now to Heal

You’ve just come back from your specialist appointment – one among several – and how are you feeling? Did you receive good news or encouragement? Did you hear phrases like “You are almost there!” “You are healing beautifully.” Or, how about “You look amazing, and your lab work has improved substantially?” Or, did you hear…

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