Otezla: Week 2 Starter Pack Recap

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To recap thus far . . . First, I freaked out and had to come to terms with taking Otezla. (Read: Am I a Failure? A Fraud?) Then, after dragging my feet for a month, I finally decided to start … Read More

Otezla: Week 1 Starter Pack Recap

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Hey, Chronically Fabulous Patient. Hope you’re having a great week! As you heard here, I started the first week of the Otezla starter pack on February 12th. I filmed the following week 1 recap video on February 18th – so … Read More

Starting Otezla

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Well, I did it. I started Otezla today. Press play to see me take my first dose – as seen on Instagram stories this morning February 12th, 2017.   I have very mixed feelings, but mostly I’m hopeful that it … Read More

Autoimmune Arthritis Survival Kit

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An editor at HealthCentral asked me what would be part of my psoriatic arthritis survival kit and it got me thinking. . . . Hmmmmm – WHAT WOULD make my list? It was hard to pair down my list, but … Read More

Am I A Fraud? A Failure?

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It seems that my most personal posts are always my longest. Sorry, this is so long, but writing this was as much therapeutic for me as I hope it is helpful for anyone who reads it and deals with the … Read More

Cloudy With A Chance Of Achy Joints

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I posted this picture on Instagram with the caption: Today’s productivity brought to you by: @doterra Deep Blue, Citrus Bliss & #Turmeric! Why? Because it was a rainy, 60-degree day in January here in Pittsburgh. Today’s productivity has been brought … Read More

2016: A Fantastic Year In Review

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This year has been an interesting year. I’ve had some really high highs, and then I’ve had some struggles along the way. But, when you really put it all into perspective, this year was fantastic. I became a God Mother, … Read More

The Ultimate 2016 Yoga Playlist

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Spotify creates a playlist of your top 101 songs that you played throughout the year. I listen to my Spotify during the day but find that I end up listening a lot to my yoga playlists because they’re calming and … Read More

4 Ways To Keep Your Stress in Check During the Holidays

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Living the #ChronicLife is a 24/7/365 job. Unfortunately, our conditions don’t take a break during the holiday season. So how do I help manage my psoriatic arthritis during the holidays? Here are 4 resources for you!   1. 10 Tips … Read More

Psoriatic Arthritis Concerns: “Arthritis Hands”

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This year I was privileged with the opportunity to attend the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in DC with The International Foundation of Autoimmune Arthritis. For 3 days, we Facebook Live’d interviews with researchers and non-profits. It was pretty … Read More

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