June 4, 2020

Hate Being Too Tired To Play With Your Kids? Tips For Managing Energy In Daily Life

Energy management and balancing expenditure versus conservation is an important issue for even the most healthy among us.  For those suffering from autoimmune disease, for whom […]
May 14, 2020

How To Get Your Joyfulness Back As An Autoimmune Mom

Autoimmune mom Donna Jackson Nakazawa was tired of being sick. Her kids were growing up and preparing to go off to college while she was just […]
April 29, 2020

An Autoimmune Mom’s Choice: Happiness As The Mom You Are

As an Autoimmune Mom, you learn very quickly that you have a choice, to let go of the mom you thought you would be and become […]
April 6, 2020
Two women sitting in a park wearing coats

Hand in Hand: Communicating with Friends + Family with the Daily Uncertainty of an Autoimmune Condition

In family and friendship, illness sometimes proves to be a delicate dance. In some ways I am fortunate.  I am happily married to an amazing man.  […]
March 25, 2020

Self Care For Autoimmune Moms: Walking the Gold-Lined Path

At least once or twice a year, I go to Rocky Mountain National Park to feed my soul – the photo below is one that I […]
February 5, 2019

Will My Kids Get Autoimmune Disease?

Examining the occurrence of disease in first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, children) is a powerful method used to discern genetic versus non-genetic factors leading to disease.  Of […]
June 1, 2018

5 Celebrities Living with Autoimmune Disease

We sometimes forget that celebrities are just everyday people as well. They fight some of the same issues we do, including autoimmune disease. With over 100 […]
June 25, 2017
What's a grandma to do? Help the next generation.

The Importance of Self-Care in Autoimmune Disease (For Yourself, Your Kids, and Your Grandkids)

Are your lifestyle choices creating a legacy of disease or a legacy of health?     Good health habits today may lead us towards disease prevention […]
January 6, 2017

Living a Chronic Life: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and the Family

It seems like just yesterday I was writing from a place of uncertainty. But it was actually 10 years ago when I was diagnosed with Complex […]