Grieving My Former Life After a Chronic Diagnosis

Living with a chronic condition can be challenging and unpredictable. One thing we don’t take into account or even acknowledge is that we are grieving our former life pre-diagnosis. When we thinking of grieving, we think of loss of someone, like a family member or friend. Grieving does not stop there, especially with those with […]

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5 Must-Haves in My RA Survival Kit

When living with rheumatoid arthritis or any rheumatic condition, you quickly find ways to adapt. You seek to live a life that is comfortable, pain-free, and as “normal” as possible. It is not always easy, and sometimes it can feel impossible. Nearing a decade into my journey and being diagnosed at an age where I’m […]

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Do’s And Don’ts For Natural Hair | Fall Edition

I wish I knew about the do’s and don’ts when I first reverted my hair back to its natural state. After getting my first perm in 4th grade, it took me until my first semester in college to go back to my roots and grow out my natural hair. Let me tell ya’ll, the best […]

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Infrared Sauna | You Should Try It. Here’s Why

Infrared Sauna? Yeah, thats what I thought too. I mean we all know what a sauna is, but an infrared sauna? More info please! Anyones first mind would Google it, so I did. What stood out most to me was how unlike the traditional sauna, which heats the air around you at high temperatures, the […]

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4 Tips to Combat Your Desire to Pull Your Hair

I haven’t pulled my hair consistently for a year now. Now, I’m not saying I don’t do it but the frequency has decreased drastically. I introduced you guys to my ‘tick’ back in July 2019. Where when stressed, “bored”, or for pleasure, would pull out my hair strand by strand. Now I know you all […]

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How I used Hair Paint Wax on My Natural Hair

Hair paint wax has changed the game for naturals around the world. This trendy alternative to hair dye is exactly what naturals dream of when switching up color without the damaging effects of real dye. I remember seeing it for the first time on one of the natural hair influencers I follow and immediately knew […]

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How To Bounce Back From A Major Flare Up | Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis can be an unpredictable condition to say the least. One day you feel amazing, ready to conquer the world. The next day, pain is present and inflammation is recking havoc and now you are bed bound. What can be debilitating and unpredictable is what we call flare ups. Since symptoms vary by patient, […]

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Finally Tried Cryotherapy | Here’s What Happened | CryoBar Chicago

What is this therapy you speak of? Well, just like when you sprain an ankle and you have to go through with the RICE (rest, ice, compress, elevate) method. Cryotherapy is the ice portion of therapy. Also called cold therapy, cryotherapy is a therapy where your body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for a […]

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5 Fall Hair Tips To Survive The Colder Months

Fall is literally around the corner. The sun will go to bed earlier and the days will get colder. The drop in temperature means you have to pull out your jackets and maybe your boots, but not only that, changing your hair routine to survive, especially with natural hair. To continue allowing your hair to […]

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The Inside Scoop on A Typical Day with Someone Living with Chronic Pain

Generally speaking, when someone hears arthritis, they think osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is more on the wear and tear, bone to bone action resulting in pain and loss of range of motion. Well, rheumatoid arthritis is not quite the same. Yes pain, range of motion, all the jazz are some of the symptoms, but its deeper than […]

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