Category Archives: Alternative Therapies

Thorny Fallout….

I was totally unprepared for the response to my blog last week.  Really… really unprepared. Can I just say that I started writing a blog for me.. and for my family so they would not always have to hear me … Continue reading

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Gut Reaction….

I’m sure you’ve probably seen the article in NY Times magazine, published two days ago.  It was the most e-mailed article yesterday, and certainly generated a lot of buzz among those in the juvenile arthritis community. In the article, a … Continue reading

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Night night, sleep tight….

Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast. ~William Shakespeare, Macbeth When Caitlin was two, she learned … Continue reading

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Healing Hands for Arthritis…..

This is a public service announcement… and I am officially on my soap box. Next Wednesday, October 12, is World Arthritis Day.  So, it was the perfect choice as a target date for a special event heralding the new partnership … Continue reading

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Pain and Anxiety

I had the most amazing discussion with my twelve year old daughter during the last week of school. She asked to speak to me alone in the evening and said it was important. When we finally had some privacy, she … Continue reading

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Seven Gin Soaked Raisins A Day

Seven Gin Soaked Raisins A Day.  I’ve heard hundreds of suggestions, but I think that remains my favorite. As anybody with a child with JIA can tell you, or anybody who has RA themselves can tell you, people are often … Continue reading

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