The Cost of Lupus

Living with a chronic disease can be stressful. When you’re not feeling well, it can be difficult to keep smiling and do mundane tasks around the house, let alone focus at work. But regardless of how active your disease is at any given time, the medical costs associated with it can create plenty of stress. … Continue reading

5 Rules for a Stress-Free Christmas

The holidays, with all of the gift giving and party attending, can quickly morph from a wonderful opportunity to see family and friends to a dreaded occasion to stress out about. No one wants to be a big stress ball during the holidays, and for those with lupus, it’s just not good for us. So … Continue reading

Old Habits Die Hard

My old job has been tougher to extract myself from than I thought it would be. Last week I worked a half day at the office, and then I went to the store and worked until about 8:30 pm. The usual stress-inducers were present (i.e., terrible customers who leave 15 minutes after the store has … Continue reading

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