Follow this step by step video from U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams to make an easy DIY mask from an old tshirt and two rubber bands.
What are you doing to practice self care during these high-stress times? Are you cooking more, building something, writing more, reading, walking, playing games? I'd love to hear about your creative self care outlets.
Are you an immunocompromised patient or caretaker seeking information about what to do with corona virus lingering over our communities? I was able to televisit with my Rheumatologist's office yesterday and wanted to share my findings. Some of these might be obvious, some not as much.
Those of us impacted by chronic illness know all too well how to deal with social distancing. Netflix and chill has become a norm for many of us over the years. So what are your favorite things to do when you're stuck at home? Here are a few of mine. CookReadWriteWalk around the neighborhood (when … Continue reading Be the Calm in COVID19’s Storm
Happy Easter y'all! 🐰 I hope you are enjoying quality time with your loved ones today. I feel beyond blessed to report that our healthy, beautiful baby girl was delivered on Monday. Mom and Dad and are thoroughly enjoying getting to know her better. Every coo, squeak, smile, suck and even the dirty diapers are … Continue reading Our beautiful, healthy baby girl has arrived
I will be 40-weeks pregnant tomorrow, April 8, 2019 which is also my official due date. I will soon be giving birth to my first child, a sweet baby girl who we will call Cecilia Evelyn. As I reflect on the last 9-months of my life, I realize so many things have changed already, but … Continue reading My Journey to Motherhood with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Will you soon be traveling with Rheumatoid Arthritis? If you’re like me, flying often leads to flare ups so I wanted to provide some tips that will help ensure that you travel as smoothly as possible. Pack Light. Preplan all of the clothing you will need for your trip well in advance of packing … Continue reading Rheumatoid Arthritis Travel Tips
I recently had the honor of being featured in Health Monitor Magazine's Arthritis issue for sharing some tips and tricks for living with Rheumatoid Arthritis so wanted to share that information with you all here, too. Get a Good Night's Sleep "When I get limited sleep, my body feels it," says Katie. So she talked … Continue reading Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis? Take care of yourself
I first ventured into a yoga studio during my early 20s. I was drawn to the idea that yoga would allow my mind to relax through meditation while also doing physical activity that wouldn’t take a toll on my body that was riddled with pain, stiffness and exhaustion due to Rheumatoid Arthritis. At that time, … Continue reading Real Yoga for Beginners
I am so incredibly thrilled to announce that my husband and I are expecting our first child... a baby girl due April 8, 2019! Beyond the obvious, over-the-moon, can't stop smiling excitement, I look forward to sharing updates with my readers along the way about pregnancy with Rheumatoid Arthritis. In the meantime, I'd love to … Continue reading We’re Having a Baby!! Any advice for Pregnant Gals with Rheumatoid Arthritis?