Latest by Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.

Optimism is Good for You and Your RA

A positive mindset can make you happier and healthier.

How to Will Your Body to Science

Considerations to make when choosing to donate your body to science.

Create a Soothing Environment for Your RA

When you live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), it is important to create a soothing environment to avoid negativity and encourage healing.

Know When to Change With Chronic Illness

When you live with a chronic illness, certain changes can help you feel better, but when should you make those changes? Read more to find out.

Self-care Is Not Selfish

Credit: Thinkstock Self-care is an important strategy for everyone. If you live with a chronic illness please don’t negate, or neglect this vital part of your treatment plan. Self-care can help propel you to better emotional, mental, and physical hea...

How to Resolve Interpersonal Conflicts to Receive the Best Health Care for Chronic Illness

Over the course of your life with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you’ll interact with many doctors, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, lab technicians, and the guardians of them all, the receptionists. There may be a time when int...

RA Resolutions for the Holidays and Beyond!

As a person living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), try this resolution on for size: Be it resolved that I will cherish and honor my health and well-being.

10 Reasons Not to Judge Me

We all tend to pass judgment to varying degrees and in a variety of situations based upon what we see, hear, or experience. As we zoom to assume, there can be long-term repercussions that are hurtful and harmful. Share this list of 10 reasons not to ...

Must-Read Tips for RA Hospital Stays

when hospitalized for a joint replacement, joint fusion, or some other RA-related procedure, here are some tips to make your stay a little more comfortable.

How to Get Mobile after Surgery

After a rheumatoid arthritis-related surgery, you likely will be anxious to begin your recovery. To help you get there safely and quickly, use these tips.