Learn to Live Well with Health Challenges

Chronic Illness

Top 5 Fat Burning Techniques to Lose Weight Comfortably in your Home

Get Slim Without the Gym! Finding the time to work out can be hard enough with busy schedules, married life, and kids…..but no matter the situation, time and comfort is of the essence. Taking a 15-minute drive back and forth from the local gym, while also assessing awkward shower rooms and encountering strangers during your…

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Top 10 Foods with High Amounts of Sugar

Sugar is the real culprit. For many years people have been led to believe that saturated fat is the main cause of heart disease. However, new studies have revealed that saturated fat is far less harmful than sugar. It is no surprise that chocolates, fizzy drinks, sweets and cakes are loaded with added sugar. But there…

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Why It’s Okay to Have a Bad Day

If you’re here, you probably know that a huge motivator and strength of mine is staying as positive as I can in a life that has some very unique challenges. Heck, I even coined the hashtag #livepositivelythroughillness just because I could. But guys, I am still human. I still struggle at times just like most…

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Don’t Run; Walk Instead

Sometimes, our own minds can be our very worst enemy. Between self-doubt and a lack of self-confidence, an anxiety-ridden mind can talk us out of just about anything. Even when things appear to be fine, our mind can have a wonderful way of making us think that things are NOT fine. For those of you…

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My 5 Reasons for Finding Hope in Chronic Pain

I KNOW my symptoms and diagnoses are stacked up against me.  I KNOW my health is challenging.  And I KNOW that many of my health problems are irreversible. Today is a hard day.  I saw a doctor yesterday that was a little less than positive about my issues with fibromyalgia and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome…

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How I Learned to Slow Down and Live in the Moment

One major thing I’ve learned this year is to give myself grace; to slow down, truly enjoy all of life’s triumphs and challenges, and soak in all experiences around me.  In this process, I’ve definitely made some mistakes, felt a little misguided by my own thoughts and “wants”, and felt taken advantage of a time…

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Welcome to One Autoimmune Journey

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Hello and WELCOME to my website and blog, One Autoimmune Journey. I plan on using this page to share my experiences (mostly in the medical world as a very complex patient) with others and hope this page brings you hope, joy, some laughter, and resources along the way. I am currently working towards spreading awareness related…

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