May 30, 2019

Having lived with rheumatoid arthritis for 18 years now, I have tried and tested many therapies to compliment the medical interventions I use to manage my disease and my symptoms.  One which has stuck with me and been successful in helping me throughout my journey with...

May 21, 2018

I was fortunate to have been asked by Body+Soul to be interviewed about living with chronic arthritis, see the article here.

March 24, 2018

Those of you who know me personally, will know that I love my bright lips. Whether I am doing the school drop off or going out for dinner, I am usually sporting my favourite lipstick. 

What you may not know, is that I don't paint my lips for fashion reasons, but fo...

January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!  

As I sit here today and reflect on what the start of a new year means to me, I can't help but think about the things that worked for me in the management of my health in 2016 and those things that didn't.  

My 2016 was a relatively healthy one, with min...

November 13, 2016

Those of you who know me well will know that for 14 years of my life, I learnt the incredibly disciplined, graceful and passionate art of dance.

Starting at age 4, I spent my childhood learning a craft which I hoped would become a lifelong career. While it certainly bec...

October 3, 2016

For the first few couple of years after I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I lived my life largely in denial.  I knew I had a chronic illness and I knew I had to take medication for it but I didn't truly understand how to live with it.  I thought I could just c...

July 28, 2016

If you would have told me a few years ago that I would enjoy sitting on a horse with arthritic hips, knees, ankles, wrists, hands and shoulders (that's me, not the horse!) -  I would have laughed, while inside sinking into that defeatist feeling.  But I surprised mysel...

June 26, 2016

I was privileged to speak alongside two other empowered health consumers at the annual Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA) Scientific Meeting in Darwin a few weeks ago.  

Our session was called "The patient will see you now" and it was an opportunity for heal...