https://www.healthcentral.com/category/made-with-ra

Made With RA

Made With RA

The world isn't geared toward the chronically ill. We have to carve out our place. And after five decades of living with RA, columnist Lene Andersen has some things to say about that in her new column.

Photo of Lene Andersen
Living With

A Very Personal Take on RA

The world isn't geared toward the chronically ill. Instead, we have to carve out our place. And after five decades of living with RA, our new columnist Lene Andersen has some things to say about that.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

The Latest

inner superhero

Get Motivated to Do Just About Anything (With RA or Not)

The pandemic rages on, and life is still far from normal. If you're struggling to rev back up, this advice will help.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
managing chronic illness

Living Well With Chronic Illness Is a Full-Time Job

Lene Andersen breaks down the hidden work of living with rheumatoid arthritis, including hours spent on the phone with insurance companies and time spent poring over the latest research about her disease.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
working from home

You Can Run a Small Business With RA

It's not easy (what biz is?!), but the reward is building a career that works around your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
Mother's Day pain

How Someone Who Can't Have Children Feels About Mother's Day

It hurts, but it helps to hold fast to the children in my life who love me like another mom.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
in pain

Dear Loved Ones: This Is What RA Feels Like

Rheumatoid arthritis is more than painful joints. Here’s how it can change your life and why support is so necessary.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
#HighRiskCovid19

My Name is Lene, and I'm at High Risk for COVID-19

My rheumatoid arthritis puts me in danger of developing serious complications from COVID-19. It’s a really scary place to be.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
young people hiking

Let's Commit to More Kindness in the RA Community

We all benefit when we lift each other up and avoid comparing our own RA experiences with someone else's.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
pensive woman looking out window
Living With

What Accepting Your RA Really Means

Truly coming to terms with a chronic diagnosis like rheumatoid arthritis isn't something that happens only once. It's something you'll do over and over again.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
neon sign reading DO SOMETHING GREAT
Living With

Failure-Proof Your Goals

Setting three tiny personal goals each month—instead of one huge one for the entire year—allows room for setbacks and restarts that keep you moving forward.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
two men sitting on ledge talking
Living With

It's OK to Be Vulnerable About Your RA

Smiling through the pain might make small talk with others easier, but no one’s giving out Oscars for denying your truth.

By Lene Andersen, MSW