Stay Strong!

Stay Strong
It is so hard to deal with the harsh realities of lupus. When it hits you it hits like a ton of bricks and a couple of mack trucks. It can cause a panic and a flood of fear. It forces you to evaluate, reevaluate, think, and wonder. Then it pushes you to live stronger, more abundantly without fear or regrets, without anger and sadness mourning the life you once had.

The harsh realities of being a lupus warrior day in and day out can inundate you, but please don’t let it beat you. You are stronger than you think you are. You may stumble, you may fall but just keep getting up and fighting. You are worth it! Yes,it’s going to hurt. Yes, you will get angry and sad and have to cry it out or shout it out and maybe even cuss it out. But after you finish you will be in much better shape to fight another day.

Stay strong. It’s not just a catch phrase it’s your way of life. ‪



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Spiritually Yours

If you missed the Spiritually Yours Call, please be sure to catch the next one. We had a very calm and peaceful time in healing affirmations, prayer and testimony. We are just trying to make life a little bit easier as we battle lupus and the difficulties in the world today.

Lupus In Color Spiritually Yours Call bringing hope and peace during a time when it is most needed. #LupusInColor #SpirituallyYours #educate #inspire #encourage #empower
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Great Job Walkers

Congratulations Walkers! To everyone who was able to participate in the 30 day walk Challenge, BRAVO!!! YOU DID IT!  To those who weren’t able to participate you can still start a goal and try and hit it. 30 days of moving and beating lupus by getting healthy and staying fit beyond lupus. As a group on Mapmywalk  we clocked 867 miles. What a great achievement together. Don’t let the end of the challenge stop you from still getting at least 30 minutes of activity daily to beat the pains of lupus. Keep the habit up and keep accountable to you.

Great job everyone. Thanks for your participation!

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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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