Category: Love yourself
My best wishes for a healthy 2021
Dear Friends, As we embark on a new year, I wanted to take a moment to wish you all good health and happiness in 2021. The past year has been challenging for everyone, and I know that many of us are eager to put it behind us and move forward. With the distribution of COVID-19…
Raising Awareness About Invisible Illnesses
Do you know what it’s like to live with an invisible illness or condition? As someone with AS and fibromyalgia, I know all too well the challenges that come with these conditions. Despite the pain and discomfort, however, I am still able to live a full and meaningful life. In sharing my story with you,…
Prioritizing Exercise and Sun Exposure for Health
I recently shared a photo of myself on Facebook, but this post isn’t about the picture itself. Rather, it’s about the importance of staying active and flexible, no matter where you live or what resources you have available. Living in southern Italy, I’m fortunate to have access to plenty of sunny days. I try to…
Have you ever found yourself struggling to speak?
Have you ever found yourself struggling to speak? As someone who speaks three languages and communicates frequently, I sometimes experience difficulty expressing myself. It’s as if my brain is working, but my tongue isn’t cooperating. After some research, I’ve learned that this is not a brain condition, but rather a common phenomenon. Sometimes, when I’m…
Did you enjoy your summer?
Greetings everyone, I hope you are doing well. As promised, I wanted to share with you how my summer went, and more importantly, I am curious to know how your summer went. My summer began right after the lockdown was lifted. I decided to move to my grandmother’s beach house and I am still staying…
Talking about me and AS
About two months ago, someone I deeply admire and respect reached out to me, asking if I could give a speech to an audience of approximately 300 people. However, being clever, he didn’t mention the size of the audience knowing that I hadn’t been speaking publicly very often lately. Despite my health issues, which have…
Tango and Ankylosing Spondylitis
Greetings everyone, It’s been a while since I last wrote an article, but I’m back today to share my experience trying out tango classes with my husband. I want to touch on two points that those with rheumatic diseases may know all too well. Firstly, when you have a rheumatic disease, it’s common to lose…
5 Things People With Rheumatic Diseases Want You to Know
Living with a rheumatic disease is not easy, and there are a few things that people with these conditions wish you knew. Firstly, just because I may look fine and smile, it doesn’t mean that I am not experiencing pain. Rheumatic diseases can be treated with medication such as cortisone or biologics, but this doesn’t…
5 Tips to travel this summer for people with rheumatic diseases
Traveling with a rheumatic disease can be challenging, but it shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a relaxing vacation. Whether you’re heading to the beach, mountains, or a new city, here are some tips to keep in mind: With these tips in mind, you’re ready to enjoy a fantastic vacation this summer. Bon voyage!
Partner or not…. “Diseases the problem”
Hello everyone, Today I want to talk about the challenges faced by those of us with rheumatic diseases in our relationships. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to hear of couples breaking up when one partner becomes sick and needs support or understanding. This can be incredibly upsetting for us. However, it’s important to remember that the…