Can we be healthy while living with rheumatoid arthritis? No doubt medication is important for us, and evidence indicates the faster we’re diagnosed and put on medication, the greater our chance of remission. Research also suggests pharmaceuticals are the best defense against symptoms and the progression of joint damage. But I was diagnosed with RA at 15 and I’ve been on some form of drug therapy for close to 30 years, and yet, still I battle symptoms and joint deterioration. I’m not at all negating the fact that pharmaceuticals should be our first go-to solution. But I’m on a mission to find out what other therapies along with medication can help us to reduce pain and inflammation. How else can we achieve well being and optimal living? Join me as I explore and discover other, more holistic approaches to this illness, including nutrition, exercise, attitude, and spirituality. Being able to relate to others with RA is another form of therapy. So let’s take a walk together through the emotional landscape of this condition. It’s my intention to inspire you to make healthy choices for your body, mind, and spirit everyday.