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Join me on my journey on how to live well while being diagnosed with lupus.

  • lupus factors and symptoms
    People need to know that being down with lupus is not a cold or the flu. It’s not contagious, it won’t improve, it won’t go away, a nap won’t help, there is no magical treatment, and it does not have a cure yet.
  • Mask and covid-19
    To say, “The past few weeks have been strange” is an understatement. Many of us are blessed as we can stay inside our home instead ....
  • We have to wear masks and gloves to protect ourselves
    COVID-19 is making us live a different life. Living under emotional stress, is causing trauma in many of us.
  • be an unstopabble lupus warrior
    In a world that seems to be falling apart, we can be the ones working to reassemble it. Last week, we talked about things we ....
  • coronavirus pandemic and life changes
    Coronavirus has hit a pause in the world. With COVID-19 out, the safest place to be is within our homes. It's time to look at ourselves, and evaluate who we really are.
  • 2020 Pulse
    10 easy ideas of what to do to stay mentally healthy and protect our health while in social isolation because of CONVID-19.
  • LUPUS WALK 2019 - TEAM LUPUSHOPE
    My story as a lupus warrior.
  • 2020 Pulse
    Coronavirus may damage our minds more than our body health. We need to control our answer to fear, and the best first step is to get closer to our thoughts.
  • Alcohol gel and lupus, living with anxiety
    COVID-19 and I Everywhere, I hear people talking about COVID-19 and how fast it is affecting people across the world.  Millions of messages of fear ....
  • escalator ups and downs
    My health has been unstable since the beginning of the year. The end of year festivities and stressful schedule did take a toll on me. ....
  • 2020 Pulse
    Project 20|20 – Week 9: Transforming Reality On my week 8 blog, A Surprising Way to Better Your Days, I talked about ways to improve our ....
  • Lupus Warrior
    Time, Kindness and Courage This week, as I talked to one of my best friends, I kept thinking about the value of time and the ....
  • 2020 Pulse
    Preventive Care Works We can learn a lot about ourselves by paying attention to what we think, focus, and do every day.  Last week, I ....
  • 2020 Pulse
    Life Happens We all have our ups and downs. Happiness is temporary, and we need to adjust our expectations day-by-day to what it is and ....
  • lego and our habits
    Are You Unstoppable? I have been thinking about habits and how I model life in a way that brings me joy while keeping my health ....
  • 2020 Pulse
    The first 30 days of 2020 are gone, and we are now in February! Many times, we lose the momentum and the new year’s energy, ....
  • 2020 Pulse
    Mindset Last few weeks, we talked about how to create and implement new habits. I can’t emphasize how helpful it was for me to acknowledge ....
  • why should you care
    Do You Know Your Calling? Earlier this week I was thinking about how I get tangled in my thoughts of must-haves and should-haves. My old ....
  • 2020 Pulse
    Fitting in New Habits Last week we discussed the importance of identifying habits that are not beneficial. We look at things we do daily, that we ....
  • lupus, cold and winter
    White Winter The winter season in the NW has been cold and wet. Lots of rain, with some white here in there. It is a ....
  • 2020 Pulse
    First Step to Change a Bad Habit In my last two blogs, my focus was to look at goals we wanted to reach, and things ....
  • lupus and gratitude in the new year
    I am not sure what this new year will bring. I am curious to see what secrets life will unveil this time around as I continue my journey to reframe my identity. To be able to receive the blessings this year, I need to let go of the past and be grateful for what is.
  • 2020 Pulse
    Project 20|20 – Week 2: Gratitude Last week, I suggested a self-reflection exercise to identify what types of goals we want to achieve in 2020. ....
  • 2020 Pulse
    In the United States, when we go to an optometrist to check our eyesight, the goal is to have a 20|20 vision. This is a term ....
  • closed-door and end of the year of fighting lupus
    The Time Is Now I can’t believe it’s over — another year of living with lupus, another life chapter with learnings and milestones. Just one ....
  • christmas gift and lupus
    The Real Present Everyone is busy. Decorating homes, planning a big meal, buying gifts, and getting new outfits for parties and pictures. Last Friday, my ....
  • gemstone and healing lupus
    Gemstones and Healing Regardless of the belief people may have about gemstones – magical, psychic energy, healing, or none; I decided to get a book ....
  • Are you ready? Last week, a mega-fit friend who helps me be in shape and on my tiptoes, asked me a million-dollar question. What are ....
  • let go and lupus
    Letting Go I can’t believe we are in December. For Christians, it means we started the advent phase, which is counting down to Jesus’ birth. ....
  • Wake up call
    Wake-Up Call In my last blog, I mentioned how I have been out of pocket for a few days with all the cold/flu symptoms plus the usual ....
  • being thankful when having lupus
  • Yogurt cupcakes
    If today was your birthday, what would be your wish?
  • 5 Steps to Practice Self Awareness Practicing Self Awareness is something I have been trying to do for the past year. Understand my new life ....
  • Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. Talking to a friend this week, we remembered how many things we have been through in the past few years. How our ....
  • Before you die I am so used to live the present moment, that some times I forget to focus on what is critical instead of ....
  • God Almighty
    Hello God, It’s Me! On my previous blog, “Do You Have The Power To Heal“, I mentioned a letter/prayer I wrote God while I was ....
  • healing tree
    Do You Have the Power? I joined a retreat last week with one of the healers from the Netflix documentary, Heal. It was supposed to ....
  • Is This Real? For many of us, to believe something is real, we have to be able to touch or see it. Well, not for ....
  • walk to end lupus
    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 ....
  • be an unstopabble lupus warrior
    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 ....
  • Self talk when having lupus
    What we tell ourselves is as important as our actions. Everything is energy, and we craft our lives with the thoughts we have. Our opinions ....
  • saying yes and no and life
    Saying Yes to life means reframing our choices.
  • 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 ....
  • When I got up this morning, I began thinking about all the choices I make every day. Life fills our days with so many options ....
  • Tree with large roots
    What Are Your Roots? Life keeps molding me as time goes by. My personality and priorities have been different since my lupus diagnose. While so ....
  • Roots
    5 Rules of Wellbeing This week, I was able to meet a few friends who helped put the Lupus Benefit Event together, here in Portland. ....
  • Lupus flare
    We all have our dreams, and in my case, I have worked very hard to reach them, even though not always achieved. Some days I ....
  • Choices and Chronic Disease
    Choices Last week, I was talking to some book club friends, and one of them raised a thought that spoke deep in my heart. He ....
  • Gratitude
    How Grateful Are You? Last week, I had one of the most touching experiences since we moved to Portland. Many friends helped me organize a ....
  • Pride
    Pride Month This month, I have seen everywhere the colors of Pride, showing the importance of acceptance and respect for people’s differences, gender, and sexual ....
  • Labels
    Why do we label it? Have you ever thought why we tend to label things, as good or bad? For me, it goes from organizing ....
  • Mental health in chronic diseases
    Our Mindset “Our thoughts create the life we seek through the reflection of ourselves.” – Emmanuel I had a few a-ha moments as I was ....
  • Heal by Love
    Healing with Love and Faith After watching the documentary “Heal” at Netflix, I decided to attend an energy healing session with one of the guests, ....
  • rhodesian-ridgeback
    Lupus and self-love. Be kind to yourself!
  • light at end of tunnel lupus symptoms
    Period. The End. This blog is about an end. A very long and important period of my adulthood, which now is in the past. My ....
  • Lupus opens new opportunities in life.
  • Lupus for me has developed over time, and numerous chronic symptoms have appeared depending on my life style and stress level.
  • Easter and Lupus
    An autoimmune condition like lupus, allow us to stop and think about our beliefs and priorities. Above all, being thankful for the little blessings and achievements.
  • lupus hope magic wand
    Magic Wand Have you ever dreamed of having unbeatable powers, and to be able to change things with a wave of a wand?
  • Lupus monkey mind
    Monkey Mind I have a toddler’s span of attention. Technology has made me become comfortable multitasking at work and in my personal life, but because ....
  • Roller Coaster My health has been unstable for the past few weeks. I know this is the nature of the “beast”: on-going lupus flares, body ....
  • Spring Cleaning
    Spring Cleaning Time! This week, I would like to talk about deep cleaning, but in a different home – our soul!
  • Sharing My Story “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are ....
  • Be Seen I don’t know about you, but it is hard for me to talk about lupus with people around me. I feel weak when ....
  • 7 Day Challenge To be strong, we need to feel powerful. While I am not always positive, neither I believe everything is possible, the difficulties ....
  • Valentine's Day and Friendship
    It’s Valentine’s Day. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with people you love and care! While Valentine’s Day is a holiday to celebrate love and friendship, it can ....
  • Lupus is an invisible, autoimmune disease that all warriors need to help the community to understand what it is.
  • Legacy While we live day by day, many times surviving the daily churns and ups and downs; our conversation today is about the invisible legacy ....
  • Suggestions on how I cope with Lupus during winter
  • Leaving with Lupus, means finding a new self. Who do you want to be one year from now?

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