Thursday, August 21, 2014

Carrie Beth Brown's Posts

Living with Chronic Illness: Six Tips for Keeping Your Relationship Strong

Relationships are difficult in the best of circumstances. When you add a chronic illness to the mix, it can be downright impossible to keep things happy and healthy between you and your partner. It's not impossible, though. I wanted to share with you how Rheumatoid Arthritis has impacted my relationship with my husband and the methods we use for... Read moreChevron

Having a Baby and RA: Questions to Consider

Having a baby is a difficult decision to make when you're healthy, but when you are chronically ill, it takes a lot of thought and planning to figure out if it's even possible.   When I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) it changed everything...my career, my health, my goals, and my ability to do so many things that most people take... Read moreChevron

New Year's Resolutions: How to Make Them Work For You

It’s that time of year again.We're looking forward to a bright and shiny new year in 2013. With that brand new year comes the honored tradition of making New Year's resolutions. The problem is that most of us make lofty goals and resolutions that are almost impossible to attain and then we wonder why we have failed just a few weeks into the... Read moreChevron

Health Care Reform: How Does It Benefit You?

With the elections over and the new health care reform bill moving forward, there is a lot of talk and speculation about the new rules and regulations. As someone who lives with multiple chronic health issues, like Rheumatoid Arthritis, I'm very excited to see the changes that are coming our way! There are some great resources out there already on... Read moreChevron

Flexible Spending Accounts: How to Save Money with Your Pre-Tax Dollars

Living with chronic health issues like Rheumatoid Arthritis is expensive. My article last month focused on how to save money on your prescriptions. This month, with so many people getting ready to enroll in benefits for the next year, I wanted to talk about a great way to save money on EVERY aspect of your health care. It's called an FSA, which... Read moreChevron