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Call it Serendipity

Right at this moment in the here and now I feel happy.  I try to think mindfully, am better on some days than others, but this minute, this now, feels good.  214 more words


Be Our Guest: An Ode To People Who Just Don't Get It

If you don’t have a chronic illness, you Will. Not. Understand.

That’s not to say that people don’t care or that they aren’t trying their hardest to understand what we’re experiencing–it’s just that even the most well-meaning people are just incapable of fully grasping what it’s like to live with a really mean, unpredictable roommate that you share a body with instead of a house. 798 more words


Poem - Cessation

The colours around me all merge to a blur, the world is moving too fast
I see through a mist and I hear through a fog… 129 more words


Q&A: What Are The Best Exercises For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Q: What are the best exercises for me to do with rheumatoid arthritis? – N. J. 

A. The best exercise is one that you’ll actually do, so pick something that you like or would like to try, as long as it won’t bother your joints. 306 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Confessions of an Autoimmune Disease

Wake up,” I whisper, “I am here.”

In the bowels of the night, I launch my ascent.
Methodically, I commence the courtship. 371 more words


New York, new....anxieties


I’m in Brooklyn, New York right now, trying to figure out what the hell I’m doing. And why I’m doing it again. I had a really awful day yesterday, mostly because of my health insurance company in Minnesota admitting that they gave me completely WRONG information regarding me having health coverage here in New York City. 94 more words