Category Archives: Dealing with the public

It’s a Wonderful Life…

It’s Christmas Eve…and as I tuck away with all my loved ones to enjoy the blessings of this life, I reflexively ponder all the years that the light and joy of the season were shadowed by Arthritis . The years my daughter could … Continue reading

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Action… not Sympathy.

I’ve just returned from the annual development conference for the Arthritis Foundation.  It’s two and a half days of really intense training sessions intended to increase our ability to serve the mission – which is to Improve Lives.  Specifically, if … Continue reading

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Absolutely, Wonderfully, Miraculously Average

We had a visit with the rheumatologist a few weeks ago.  We hadn’t seen him for more than two months.  Just like with every doctor visit, it began with the taking of the vitals – height, weight, blood pressure. Caitlin … Continue reading

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July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Yesterday was the day.  I wasn’t sure I would remember…. with Caitlin being away at Camp, and with her doing so incredibly well right now.  But I did remember.  Yesterday was the anniversary of her diagnosis.  It’s been 11 years … Continue reading

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Outing The Diagnosis

“What is told into the ear of a man, is often heard a hundred miles away” – Chinese proverb. A couple of months back, Caitlin recieved one of those forwarded text messages from a friend in Kansas… it was one … Continue reading

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The Yin Yang of Arthritis Awareness

You’ve seen this before, right?  Heard the phrase? It’s a common perception that Yin Yang refer to good and evil.  But the dark and the light are necessary opposites – and they work together in balance to create interconnection and … 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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