I set off for this summer to be my “summer of hobbies.” My summer even has its own Instagram hashtag, #AshSummerOfHobbies2016! But, I didn’t anticipate RA to get in the way. (This is something I discussed in a recent Arthritis Ashley Facebook Live Chat.) I’m very proud of myself for pushing through, though. RA and … Continue reading
Tag Archives: rheumatic disease
The Great JA vs. RA Debacle
This is a Facebook-rant-turned-blog post. I am definitely looking for some feedback/insight on this one, because when it comes to The Great JA vs. RA Debacle, I don’t know what is considered to be the standard, or what is the “proper” and acceptable approach. Even whilst doing research, I seem to encounter different answers on … Continue reading
Thoughts & Updates from Arthritis Ashley
I haven’t updated this Arthritis Ashley blog in a while (I barely find time to post to my main website abshuck.com and haven’t posted to my entertainment blog Glitzburgh in about a year. Eek!) However, I do want to share some thoughts and updates with all of you, my loyal readers! I’m glad that many … Continue reading
What it Takes to Be an American Ninja Warrior – and What It’s Like to Be Married to One When You Live with RA
The dichotomy of my husband’s insane level of fitness and my insane level of…well, NOT… has never been more apparent than over the past year when my physical health took a downturn while my hubby Mike was selected to compete on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior. It’s been an exciting year and we’ve never been more of … Continue reading
When Celebrities Do Good: Thank You, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and Robin Roberts!
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Lately, I’ve been thinking about celebrities who use their fame for good. Sure, there are tons of recent examples: Beyonce is aiming to start a vegan revolution, Paula Abdul has worked tirelessly for pain causes and lupus organizations, the Kardashian and Jenner families have opened the eyes of many to transgender issues, and actress … Continue reading
Get My Book Sick Idiot: On Sale Now!
The time has come: Sick Idiot has arrived! You can now order my funny-yet-inspiring nonfiction health memoir, Sick Idiot, in paperback! Chapter titles include: “That Time I Cried On The Pitcher’s Mound and Saw My Grandma’s Doctor” “That Time I Was a Cheerleader … With Arthritis … On A Hit-List” “That Time I Had a … Continue reading
Life Isn’t Fair: Finding Gratitude through The Grief of Chronic Illness
Sometimes, I get really mad and really mournful in regards to my health situation. And that’s okay. Keeping a positive outlook, being happy, remaining grateful, and staying strong do not mean that everything is perfect or that it’s all rainbows and butterflies all of the time. It is possible to be positive and strong and … Continue reading
Movie Review: “Cake” Starring Jennifer Aniston As a Patient Living with Chronic Pain
This past weekend, I was finally able to see the movie, Cake, that’s been garnering all the buzz. I will share my thoughts on the movie … and for those of you who are new to my blog, please remember that I’m sharing this from the perspective of someone with (juvenile) rheumatoid arthritis and sjogrens … Continue reading
Healthline.com: How Does Cold Weather Affect RA? – AND – Could Balancing Gut Bacteria Be The Key to Unlocking RA?
Here are two more Healthline articles for ya! Both were enjoyable and interesting to write. The first, discusses, quite simply, cold weather and arthritis. It talks about how cold climates and winter weather can have a negative impact on RA suffers or increase rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. The second talks about gut health and RA. Specifically, it … Continue reading
#BeMoreHuman & Celebrate Everyone’s Fitness Choices and Abilities
While I enjoyed the commercial, I joked last night that “Welp, I’m not human,” after seeing Reebok’s #BeMoreHuman Super Bowl commercial. They replied on Twitter by telling me, and I quote: “Not with that attitude.” (As a follow up, it’s worth noting that Reebok also clarified, saying that #BeMoreHuman is about being your Best You, whatever … Continue reading