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lupus awareness jewelry Beauty Inspiration 

Lupus Awareness Jewelry

When it comes to spreading lupus awareness, nothing is more awesome than lupus awareness jewelry.  If you are looking for easy and chic ways to jazz up your lupus awareness, check out some of these amazing finds I found online.  Lupus awareness jewelry can range from lupus medical bracelets to lupus awareness earrings.  The possibilities really are endless if you are serious about helping to advocate for lupus. Lupus Medical Bracelet What better way to advocate for lupus, especially when you are a lupus warrior.  Having a lupus medical bracelet…

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my life my story Guest Post Inspiration 

My Life, My Story

Guest Post from Ellie, a blogger at My Life, My Story,  who shares her own personal opinions and experiences of living as a visually impaired woman who identifies as part of the LGBT community and who suffers from a mental health condition. Hi folks, I’m Ellie, a lion maned, only just pushing 5′ Londoner who just so happens to have an incurable genetic condition called Occulourcutanious Albinism type 2, OCA2 for short. I also have the co-morbid conditions, poor depth perception (it’s always fun tripping up or downstairs or practically…

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Diane Talbert Psoriasis fibromyalgia Inspiration More 

One More Diagnosis Doesn’t Change Who I Am

Guest post by Diane Talbert. Diane is a Blogger, Speaker, and Patient Advocate at Power Beyond Psoriasis.  She is an inspirational fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis warrior.  Read below for her inspirational story. If you’re living in pain everyday that’s not concentrated on just one knee or one elbow, it would undeniably be very hard to realize that your pain is changing. Whereas my joints were always painful and swollen, I noticed one evening that my muscles were also aching. And how strange that was, because I hadn’t done any vigorous…

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lupus and coronavirus Inspiration Lupus and Covid-19 More Parenting/Relationships 

An Open Letter to my Healthy Friends During the COVID-19 Pandemic

To my healthy friends, I felt the need to write this post today to really document the state of the new reality we are living in for those who may not be to this point yet.  Within the last few weeks, things have changed drastically in Ohio and many other parts of America and the world.   I will be honest, I feel like most people probably thought I was frantic and overreacting when the first talk of coronavirus made the news.  Yet, as someone with a chronic illness and who…

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celebrity chronic illness quotes Inspiration 

5 Celebrity Quotes for Chronic Illness Warriors

When you deal with a chronic illness, some days can be a lot harder to get through than others.  When I have days like this, I like to look up inspirational quotes that can uplift my spirit.  This can help me remain calm and hopeful during incredibly hard flare days.  If you are in need of a little inspiration, take a look at these 5 quotes for chronic illness warriors.  Remember, tomorrow is a new day and never give up the fight!  We are in this together!

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lupus inspo journal challenge day 2 Inspiration 

20 Day Lupus Inspo Journal Challenge: Day 2

Day 2 of the Lupus Inspo Challenge for 2020 focuses on this quote: My mission in life is not merely to survive, but thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style- Maya Angelou Miss Day 1 of the Lupus Inspo Journal Challenge?  Start Here! Oh, what a quote so fitting for me on a day I am struggling to get over my lupus flare that has been raging since before Christmas.  The past few weeks have been incredibly difficult for me physically and…

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Lupus Challenge Day 1 Inspiration 

20 Day Lupus Inspo Challenge: Day 1

  Day 1 of the Lupus Inspo Challenge for 2020 focuses on this quote: Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character. –Anonymous It can sometimes be hard to be thankful for any challenges that come our way, especially while we are dealing with lupus.  Most of us are out here just trying to make it through a ‘normal’ day without a bunch of extra craziness being thrown our way.  Yet, life doesn’t seem to understand that. So, for this inspo challenge, think about…

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lupus blog inspiration challenge Inspiration 

20 Days of Lupus Inspiration for 2020

It’s hard to believe that in a few days it will be 2020.  It seems like such a futuristic date, but here we are lol.  I am not sure about you, but 2019 was nothing I had envisioned it to be at the end of 2018.  I have found myself recently thinking about all of the resolutions I had planned for 2019 and how it seems that pretty much everything BUT those resolutions happened this year.  Ugh…ever have those kinda days…weeks…or years?? It is frustrating to feel as though we…

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5 Ways to reduce stress naturally Health Inspiration 

Relax! 5 Natural Ways to Reduce Stress

Okay…okay!  We all hear that we need to relax sometimes, but are you taking your relaxation sessions seriously?  Chronic stress can induce a ton of problems within the body. Check out these 5 natural ways to reduce stress and start relaxing!   Natural Stress Relief #1 Use Lavender One of my favorite natural ways to reduce stress is by using lavender in my home and on my body.  Lavender is one of the oldest natural stress relievers in the world. Lavender is known to be uplifting, as well as soothing and…

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Zandrea Bailey Lupus Miss Universe Inspiration 

Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 Zandrea Bailey and Lupus

Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 Finalist Zandrea Bailey, has passed away after battling lupus for the past five years. Zandrea passed away in a New York hospital at the age of 29.  This beautiful fellow lupus warrior fought hard over the last 5 years after being diagnosed with lupus.   Zandrea Bailey- Lupus Warrior She was diagnosed in 2012 with SLE.  In an interview with Flair Magazine in 2017, she spoke on the intimate details of how her father would help her when she was struggling with lupus.  “He would sleep on my…

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