Lupus Warrior of the Month March 2020

Lupus In Color
Butterflies of Hope
Lupus Warrior of the Month
Lizzette Rodriguez
CONGRATULATIONS LIZZETTE!


You are an educated, inspired, encouraged and empowered Lupus Warrior and we salute your bravery as you beat lupus day to day.

Lizzette will receive a Lupus In Color gift pack and be celebrated on all of our social media outlets. Take a moment to congratulate Lizzette on her award and bravery in her fight!

The Lupus Warrior of the month program highlights lupus Warriors for their seen bravery from those around them. Warriors are nominated and then chosen from the story submitted. Want to nominate a lupus warrior? Visit: https://forms.gle/kNR1P8oC8cnTEcF56

#LupusInColor #LupusWarrioroftheMonth #LWOTM #ButterfliesofHope

Some Things

There are some things that can affect your body as you battle lupus without you realizing it. Things like…

The Weather-As we battle lupus we can be sensitive to changes in barometric pressure. If the weather goes from hot to cold or wet to dry, you can experience more aches and pains.

Media– What you read, what you watch or what you listen to can lighten your mood or bring it down. It can cause you undue stress that can cause flares.

Food Choices – Despite what you’ve read, there is no established diet for lupus. There are certain foods that may improve your symptoms as you live with lupus and there are certain foods that can worsen your flares and how you feel.

How Much You’ve Slept – 61% of individuals battling lupus state they do not rest well. With pain it can be difficult. A lack of sleep not only causes the immune system to go awry and makes you more susceptible to viral and bacterial infections, it also leads to the breakdown of immune self tolerance (tolerance of your immune system to your own body)

Self-Talk – As you battle lupus you can often have recurring negative thoughts and talk and negative thoughts and talk are very hard to give up. Negative self-talk can bring on flares and keep the flares longer. Learning to respond with a different course of self-talk can make a dramatic difference.

How Much You Move – Pain and limited mobility can stump movement as you battle lupus. The more you dont move the worse it seems to get. Exercise is an important way to take care of yourself and has many physical, emotional and social benefits.

Pay attention to these things that can dramatically affect your body, mind and spirit. #LupusInColor

Lupus In Color Monday Meditations Episode 2

Monday Meditations with Lupus In Color Season 1 Episode 2

Part of Lupus In Color Empowerment Series, we hope this will help you manage your chronic pain as well as keep your mental and emotional health strong in your fight. Mindfulness meditation is not about fighting. It’s all about acceptance. And once you have achieved calm, it can help you regain a much needed sense of control when your disease brings you discomfort. Mindfulness meditation involves directing your attention to the present moment with an attitude of openness to accept without judgement. Every Monday, Lupus In Color will present a short meditation to help empower you in your lupus journey. #MondayMeditations #LupusInColor

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Lupus In Color Monday Meditations

Ever wondered how to meditate? Ever wonder how meditation can help you in your lupus journey? Mindfulness meditation is not about fighting. It’s all about acceptance. And once you have achieved calm, it can help you regain a much needed sense of control when your disease brings you discomfort. Mindfulness meditation involves directing your attention to the present moment with an attitude of openness to accept without judgement.

Every Monday, Lupus In Color will present a short meditation to help empower you in your lupus journey. Part of our new Empowerment Series, we hope this will help you manage your chronic pain as well as keep your mental and emotional health strong in your fight.

#MondayMeditations #LupusInColor

MONDAY Meditations Season 1 Episode 1