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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/26/2019
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Addiction Suspicion and RA

Addiction Suspicion and RA

Addiction Suspicion and RA Being shamed or regarded with suspicion when you seek treatment for pain can be hurtful and isolating. Unfortunately, it’s not an unusual experience. Members on myRAteam report instances of being shamed by close family...
Posted 06/19/2019
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What Has Rheumatoid Arthritis Given Me?

What Has Rheumatoid Arthritis Given Me?

While we all know the multiple things that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) takes from us and the bad things it gives us—the expected pain and the joints that don’t work, the never-ending doctor appointments regarding the disease, and the other...
Posted 06/14/2019
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Food to Avoid and RA

Food to Avoid and RA

Foods to Avoid and RAConversations about diet and which foods to avoid are a constant on myRAteam. The general recommendation for people with RA is a balanced diet high in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and unsaturated fat. Some members...
Posted 06/06/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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Brain Fog and RA

Brain Fog and RA

Brain Fog and RA “I feel like I am losing my mind. Words don’t come out. I forget what I’m doing. It’s awful!”A member on myRAteam Forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating and struggling to find the right word are common experiences for people with...
Posted 05/31/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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Cortisone Shots and RA

Cortisone Shots and RA

Cortisone Shots and RA Cortisone shots are a type of corticosteroid (or simply steroid) therapy used to treat RA pain. Because of potential complications such as the weakening of bone and tendons, they are generally only given a few times per...
Posted 05/09/2019
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Stomach Bloating and RA

Stomach Bloating and RA

Stomach Bloating and RA“I’ve been dealing with a constant bloated feeling, stomach pains that come and go (especially when I eat), and I also flip flop between having constipation or diarrhea.” - A member on myRAteam Stomach bloating and other...
Posted 05/09/2019
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