Take Time to Pamper Yourself With Chronic Illness

The holidays can take a lot out of you. Don’t forget to make time for yourself. Lana Barhum is a legal assistant, patient advocate, freelance writer, blogger, and single parent. She has lived with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia since 2008 and uses her experiences to share expert advice on living successfully with chronic illness. Everyone…

7 Realities for People With Chronic Illness

How we face the misconceptions and stigma around fibromyalgia. “Disabled” and “handicapped” aren’t two words society often associates with people who aren’t visibly disabled, but live with chronic illness and pain. There is a notion that in order to be sick, there must be evident, visible signs, such as assistive devices or mobility issues. Our…

5 Ways to Have a Social Life With Chronic Illness

Lana Barhum is a legal assistant, patient advocate, freelance writer, blogger, and single parent. She has lived with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia since 2008 and uses her experiences to share expert advice on living successfully with chronic illness. Research indicates that people with chronic illness don’t participate as much in social activities and instead prefer…