Life is tough enough on its own, but when you have a chronic disease, tough is for wimps.

Welcome to the Life Despite Lupus website

This site is all about living life to the fullest – your fullest. What’s on your medical records is not who you are and doesn’t have to hang over your life like a cloud of doom. Here you’ll find health, wellness and life tips, tricks, hacks and other sneaky ways to live smarter, not harder. All from a girl who’s been there, done that and burned the t-shirt.

Don’t know where to start? Here’s the skinny…

As of Jan. 1st 2016, I will no longer be actively posting to this blog. You can read my good-bye letter here, if you like, but it’s been a great run and I plan to keep the site live in the hopes that the posts keep helping all my lupie sisters and brothers.

I’d like to give a quick shout out to all the new subscribers that signed up over the past week or so – wowsers people! Thanks! I won’t lie, I’m flattered. While there won’t be any new posts coming (though I will be launching a new blog soon – you can follow me on Facebook for that announcement), there’s still a heap o’ lupus goodness here for your reading enjoyment.

If you’re wondering what this whole lupus thing is about take the tour and find out the basics of what lupus is and how it affects millions of people worldwide.

Or dive right into the blog for links, food tricks and interviews with other awesome lupies. Use the sidebar navigation to jump back to my earlier posts.

Who’s the gal behind the blog? Read a little about me here. Have suggestions for the site? A link not working? Have a topic you’d like to read about? Drop me a line here.

If you’re sick of me, check out my links pages for other great sites. There’s one for lupus-specific resources and another for more general websites.