Do You Walk the Talk?

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Do You Walk the Talk?

Why is Walking a Great Way to Help Solve the Mystery of Lupus?

In a couple of weeks, I will join my first Lupus Walk event. Not that I had never heard about them, nor been invited to join one, I was just not ready to participate.

When I say, I was not ready to participate, I mean I could not face to myself and others my condition. For years, I pretended it was not happening, thinking if I just ignored and continued to live as everything would go back to normal.

Lupus brings a sense of embarrassment, impotence, which is a widespread feeling in lupies. But why? Why does this condition come with such self-prejudice and self-judgment over something we cannot control?

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10 Ways to Be Unstoppable

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10 Ways to Be Unstoppable

Earlier this week, a friend of mine told me the history of a cancer survivor. While that young woman has been through a huge amount of emotional and physical challenges, she has been able to live her life with optimism, while inspiring others.

That made me think about why some people are just like that. Which qualities do they carry that can turn their odds around, and make things work?

I listed 10, but maybe there are many more. Nevertheless, how wonderful would be to follow this girl’s lead and carry every life hurdles like a champion?

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What Are Your Priorities?

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Priorities

I know not all of us lupies are female. Nevertheless, the majority is.

As a woman, I tend to take care of others despite how I am feeling. As a professional, I have been independent and decisive for years, which makes it hard to ask for help. This is not a helpful daily combination when I need to avoid flares.

We all know that our muscle and body pain, emotional struggles, medication side-effects, and drop-dead fatigue days are real, but unfortunately, these symptoms are all invisible to the human eyes. That’s why I believe we are the ones in charge of setting the boundaries, saying what’s enough for today and take a break to care for ourselves. People around me cannot read my mind, so it is my responsibility to step up and say it.

It’s easy to get burnout, and it is a dangerous route. We all have been there.

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