Arthritis / Awareness / Uncategorized / Wellness

Creating a Stress-Free, Arthritis-Friendly Holiday Season by Ashley Boynes

The holidays can be stressful for anyone – but throw a chronic illness into the mix and, well, instead of that yummy sugar-cookie recipe, you could easily have a recipe for disaster. However, it doesn’t HAVE to be that way. Turn your holidays “nice” instead of “naughty” by following these easy, stress-reducing, arthritis-friendly tips this … Continue reading

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30 Things You May Not Know About My Invisible Illness – by Ashley Boynes

In honor of National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week, which was last week, I’ve decided to take part in their meme, “30 Things You May Not Know About My Invisible Illness” since I live with arthritis and other “invisible” conditions. This is an initiative that hundreds of “chronically ill” people are taking part in, positing on … Continue reading

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Ashley’s Journey to Wellness – Entry #21 – Life’s a Beach: Sacrifices for Health, Biofeedback, Anxiety, and Shoes!

Hello, friends! I hope that today finds you all doing well and feeling okay lately! My trip to South Carolina was lovely and relaxing. I enjoyed some nice beach time, loved the sunshine, and got some quality time with my parents and boyfriend. The sun and warm weather made me feel a lot better, my … Continue reading

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Oldies, but Goodies – “You Don’t Look Sick” – The Face of Invisible Illness … Arthritis Sure Ain’t Pretty! by Ashley Boynes

In the next two weeks, you may see some blogs you may have read before-but we think they’re really important to share with the Mid Atlantic Region and anyone else who may be reading Wellness with a Side of Life, Please-because you can probably relate.  So sit back and enjoy with us, some oldies, but … Continue reading