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Rheumatoid ArthritisSocial Life

How to Navigate Your Social Life With RA

Woman enjoying her time out and laughing at a party.
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    "Since my diagnosis, I have gone through my fair share of social stages, from social butterfly to complete hermit." -Effie Koliopoulos, Blogger for Rising Above Rheumatoid Arthritis
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    Friends giving each other an air hug from a distance.
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    Woman watching TV in pajamas with a glass of wine.
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    Woman cooking for herself.
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    Woman meditating on the bed.
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    Confident woman holding out peace signs with her hands.
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    Efstathia Koliopoulos

    Efstathia Koliopoulos

    Efstathia (Effie) Koliopoulos, shares her journey with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis as a writer, vlogger and occasional speaker. She is an advocate for the JRA and RA, chronic illness and disability communities. Effie believes in that sharing your story and speaking your truth, you can light the path for others to do the same. She has made it her mission to help those living with these conditions to rise above them and continue to stay true to one’s authentic self, even when living with illness. Her work has been featured in Yahoo Lifestyle and was interviewed in the recent Health Monitor, Guide to RA Living Well with Rheumatoid Arthritis, where she shared her tips on living well with the disease. You can read more about her journey on her blog, Rising Above rheumatoid arthritis. Follow along on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook, @risingabovera for more!