A Letter to My Sister: Gratitude for Girl Talk with Chronic Illness

Dear Stacey (AKA My Everyday Positive),While you and I are never shy about our feelings for each other, I want to make 100 percent sure you understand your impact on the success of my rheumatoid arthritis (RA) journey. Your daily dose of positivity brings healing to me in ways no medication can ever compete with. You …

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It’s Official, I’m 50 and Have My First Tattoo!

Although I have been celebrating my 50th for almost four months, I officially became half a century old two weeks ago. And to help me celebrate, my sister/bestie visited and we both got a tattoo!!!Neither one of us ever considered a tattoo, but we started talking about how we might if the right thing came …

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I Want to Get Rid of Christmas????

Yesterday morning Izzy and I decided to take a longer walk than usual.  The sun was strong and I couldn't bear to hurry back inside when the sun had been so gracious in being there for me.  On our longer route we ran into a neighbor whom I do not know.  She was taking down her outdoor Christmas …

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Quiet Thanksgiving Weekend – Just What This Introvert Craves

Long ago I came to the happy realization that I am an introvert.  Once I accepted this about myself, I started respecting the needs that come with being an introvert.  Although I love people, they exhaust me.  I find that I get my energy from being at home reading, taking walks, or hanging out with …

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