July 4, 2017



It is not very often I recognize the silver lining associated with my Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis, but since my diagnosis I realize holidays, whether religious, secular, or patriotic have been a source of stress and exhaustion. Now, I need to listen to my body and do what is right for me, which excludes following any tried or true traditions normally associated with a certain holiday.

So here I am, early morning on the 4th of July, the fifth day of this holiday weekend, thinking about how great I feel.  I participated in all the activities that I had anticipated at my speed,  following a healthy diet, and not feeling deprived because I left early or canceled going to one of the events.  Doing so allowed me to enjoy the true spirit of this holiday and not be so distracted by superficial trends.  I wish you all a very enjoyable 4th of July and look forward to a day filled with sun and fun!

April 11, 2017

Gone By in a Flash!

I know the decision to create this blog was the right thing for me to do!  Even though there were times when the thought of a self-imposed publishing deadline felt overwhelming, the sense of accomplishment when completed, felt so much better!  The enjoyment I feel, exploring clean living while simultaneously, navigating life with Rheumatoid Arthritis is exhilarating, and is made most enjoyable sharing my work with my readers. 

Believe it or not a year has passed since my first post on RA Style & Flare.  It feels like yesterday that it all began!  I’ve enjoyed it thoroughly and would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all my readers that visited my site and comments that served as a guide for my content throughout the year!

It is my intention to continue RA Style & Flare and in the spirit of the season “Spring”, my readers should expect a fresh new approach that I hope will inspire you to live life with Style & Flare!

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Just a note!

Joy Always has been living with and managing chronic fatigue syndrome, since 2000, through nutrition and meditation.  She enjoys exercising, cooking, and drinking wine. She has been happily married for 21 years!  Stay tuned for Joy and her contributions with life experiences while living with a chronic disease, on RA Style & Flare

February 2, 2017

RA Awareness Day

December 7, 2016

Pearl Harbor

Let us remember the service men and women who died when Imperial Japan attacked the American military installations at Pearl Harbor, 75 years ago, today!

August 9, 2016

A Change Is Coming!

Hi Everyone:  My site is being revamped and I am unavailable to blog this week!  My site will be up and running, with many changes Tuesday, August 16, 2016.  Please come back, subscribe, & the comment button will be working!

Thank you for your support and patience!

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