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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/12/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/26/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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Alternative Treatments for Spondylitis

Alternative Treatments for Spondylitis

On MySpondylitisTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with axSpA and other types of spondylitis, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Alternative treatments are one of the top 10 topics...
Posted 05/31/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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Your Life Is Your Choice

Your Life Is Your Choice

If you’ve read my posts on MySpondylitisTeam you know that I’ve transitioned to consulting work in environmental health from a traditional full-time job as a gerontologist. I needed the flexibility that consulting offers to manage my time off,...
Posted 05/12/2019
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Are You Afraid to Say No?

Are You Afraid to Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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What Dan Reynolds' Spondylitis Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Dan Reynolds' Spondylitis Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When Grammy winner and Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds revealed he had spondylitis, a wave of empathy and validation washed over the spondylitis community. “Wow. Even him, too?”Three things happen for us when a celebrity opens up about a...
Posted 04/23/2019
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FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression

FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression

By Carole Tanzer Miller and E.J. Mundell, HealthDay ReportersWEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the nasal spray medication esketamine -- a relative of the club drug and anesthetic ketamine...
Posted 03/18/2019
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Trouble Getting a Spondylitis Diagnosis?

Trouble Getting a Spondylitis Diagnosis?

Many symptoms of spondylitis mimic other back pain or pain conditions. It can take years of tests and doctor visits to get a correct diagnosis, meanwhile pain and inflammation must be dealt with daily. On MySpondylitisTeam, the social network and...
Posted 03/08/2019
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