Tag Archives: rheumatoid arthritis

The Message of the Dragonfly

I am blessed to be part of an amazing online support group for women with Rheumatoid Arthritis. We have adopted as our symbol, the beautiful dragonfly. Dragonflies look to be very fragile, but they have 20 times as much power … Continue reading

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The New Year

As one year comes to an end, another new year begins. Our annual ritual of making resolutions causes us to reflect on our lives and see where we might make some tweaks to live healthier and happier. I personally do … Continue reading

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Blossoming Beauty

Recently, as my sister was packing to move, she found some old photographs of us as teenagers. My nieces came running over to show me the photos and I was embarrassed by how I looked so totally 80’s and so … Continue reading

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Center of Balance

   What a strange and surreal feeling. It is almost that time again – time for me to have another joint replacement surgery. I have a little less than 5 weeks before I go into the hospital for a total … Continue reading

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Hidden Away

Back in 2006, when I sat down to create this mandala, I asked myself the question: “why do I keep myself hidden away?” This is a key question for me. By nature, I am highly introverted. This does not mean … Continue reading

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Strength of Spirit

Last summer I painted this mandala that was inspired by all of my friends who suffer from chronic, debilitating auto-immune diseases. I have severe Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and have met many, many amazing people in my journey with this illness. They … Continue reading

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