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

Work Accommodations and Dealing with a Colleague's Resentment

When you live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), managing to get through your work day can be challenging enough. Fatigue, brain fog, pain, and the inability to do what is physically required of you can prove stressful. However, there’s another issue th...

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Going Back to School and Work With RA

If you live with rheumatoid arthritis, try these tips for transitioning back to work or school at the end of the summer.

Life With RA: It's the Little Things

When you live with rheumatoid arthritis, it’s often the little things–things that many people take for granted–that can present big challenges on a daily basis. There are challenges that can exhaust you, frustrate you, and prevent you from doing the ...

Using Sports Psychology to Live Better with RA

A diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) does not necessarily mean that you must let go of your goals and dreams. Instead, by combining a sprinkling of your life before RA, a dash of creative thinking, a dollop of brain science, and a healthy helping ...

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Learn to Love Yourself With RA

Beating yourself up for having RA isn’t going to do you any good — and you’re already going through enough. Follow these steps to develop more self-compassion.

How to Judge When to Take a Sick Day

How to Judge When to Take a Sick Day

Personal Day. Mental Health Day. Sick Day. When you work and have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), any one, or all of those titles might apply to your decision to take a day off work.

How to Shop for a House with a Chronic Condition in Mind

Purchasing a home can be a stressful process, and adding a chronic condition into the mix brings up a whole other list of things to consider. Here are some tips.

9 Tips for When You Don't Want To Exercise

When you need to exercise, but rheumatoid arthritis has sapped your motivation, follow these tips to get yourself up and moving.

Improving Your Communication with RA

People who live with a chronic illness, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), may face challenges from “outside perceptions." How others perceive your conditions may leave you feeling isolated, irritated, angry, sad, or misunderstood. Outside perce...

How to Handle Anger with RA

RA can cause frustration and anger, but there are ways to cope with these emotions. Here are some tips you can try.