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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July 22, 2016

New Decade, New Lifestyle


When Generation X turned 30, there wasn’t any fanfare, let alone “Dirty Thirty” parties. The most memorable parts of my 30th were extreme fatigue and joint pain. At first I thought it was a bug (it was January after all). Then I thought maybe it’s all in my head. At the prompting my husband, I went to an immunologist. I was tested for everything from cancer to Lupus and everything in between. When my lab work came by my liver enzymes were through the roof, and my Epstein Barr titers were elevated. With my diagnosis of Epstein Barr virus and fibromyalgia, I began a journey of recovery that in many ways continues today. I was shocked with my specialist told me to exercise. Are you insane?!!?! I can barely get out of bed, showered and dressed to make my appointments here, and you want me to exercise ?? I was put out of work for 9 months, was unable to drive, and embarked on a journey of getting the best out of chronic illness and not letting it get the best of me. It was my goal to live up to my new motto: Joy Always.



April 5, 2016


1 (2) RA Style & Flare launched in April, 2016 as a resource for individuals with or without autoimmune diseases.  This blog is dedicated to the sharing of information that empowers you to live life with Style & Flare in spite of Rheumatoid Arthritis, or any other chronic disease.

Since being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, my life drastically changed, surprisingly for the better!  The blog/vlog is a platform where I share tips on lifestyle, beauty, fitness, as well as a place for my readers to share their experiences.  Due to my chronic illness I’ve created a lifestyle that evolves constantly so that RA doesn’t define me, I’ve embraced it, and now live a more fulfilled life. 

RA Style & Flare is a world of inspiration, for individuals of all ages who embrace the power of positive thinking, while living with the challenges and uncertainties associated with chronic illnesses.

I look forward to hearing your comments as we navigate our fabulous lives together!  Visit my blog posts starting this month on Tuesday each week.   Additionally, posts may be added during the week!

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