With the year winding down, now’s a great time to take some time out to think about next year. How do you feel you measured up when it came to caring for your health? Were you able to stay on top of your needs or did you feel buried under them? If you felt swamped keeping up with the normal tasks of life on top of the extra needs of chronic illness, the winter is a great time to slow down and reconsider your approach to juggling and organizing your time and energy better.
Every month-ish, I like to present interesting and/or useful lupus information gleaned from the internet. If you’ve got a great news item for your fellow lupies, don’t keep it to yourself – send me the link and you might see it in next month’s roundup!
Now, I don’t want to monopolize your time, but I’d love to reach out and get your thoughts on a few new ways to keep Life Despite Lupus fresh, fun and, most of all, useful. I thought I’d start with a bit of a paint job on the site layout. You should find a link to a poll with a few rough thumbnails displaying some alternate layouts. If you could take a few seconds to look them over and cast your vote for the layout that looks most appealing to you (or send in your own suggestions!), I’d really appreciate it.
Anyone who has lupus understands that this disease impacts more than a person’s physical wellness. However, doctors agree that people who want to adjust, if not overcome, this lupus diagnoses should remember that their mental and emotional state can play a major role in keeping their condition in remission.
Every month-ish I post links to interesting lupus-related news found on the web. Got a hot news item to share? Drop me a line and let me know! Spice it up: Turmeric may help people with lupus – UPI.com Two lupus powerhouses team up to accelerate lupus research – Digital Journal Immunomedics gets grant from …
Figuring out the best eating plan for you is one of the trickier aspects of coping with lupus or any other auto-immune illness. When your brain is melting from information overload or when you simply want someone to work one-on-one with you and your needs, working with a specialist might be the answer.
Life Despite Lupus will be taking a hiatus while I’m scrambling around doing the testing and making arrangements for a potential kidney transplant and/or dialysis. I’ll still be posting any note-worthy events and the news round-ups, but will be turning over general blog posts to guest posters.
Every month(ish) I post links to interesting lupus-related news and events from around the web. Have a news item or event that you’d like featured? Don’t keep it to yourself – send me the link! Depression rates in youngsters with lupus match national average – Clinical Psychiatry News New research offers insight on why sunlight …
I’ve made a few updates to my Links page. If you haven’t stumbled across it yet, it’s a separate page from my list of lupus resources. Instead, it focuses on the Life Despite part of the website, with a short list of websites that get me pumped to live better and smarter. If you know …
The Lupus Research Institute will be hosting their first “scientific conference for people touched by Lupus” in Times Square on October 8.