Maud Lewis: Artist and Juvenile Arthritis Chick

Maud Lewis: Artist and Juvenile Arthritis Chick

If you haven’t heard of Maud Lewis, you’re not alone. I’ve had juvenile arthritis for 20 years and not once heard the name until I picked up a book (that I thought would be very different by the way) on how the arts help people handle their illnesses called When Walls Become Doorways: Creativity and …

Book Review: Stop Being Your Symptoms and Start Being Yourself

Book Review: Stop Being Your Symptoms and Start Being Yourself

So I picked up a self-help book on how to stop being so sick. I never do that, but I figured what the hell. Plus this wasn’t one of those “the cures to arthritis the pharmaceutical companies don’t want you to know” types, but one about how to focus less on your illness and actually …