We all need a ‘safe space’ sometimes — a place where we feel at home with our peers. In a time where we are dealing with both political unrest and division, alongside a global pandemic that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, connection, community, and fellowship are more important than ever. Togetherness is key. Life with a chronic illness or disability (like RA, … Continue reading Learn, Grow, and Connect with Patients in a Time of Uncertainty
I am honored to have been chosen to be a Guide on the NEW RA Healthline App, a free app for rheumatoid arthritis patients, available on iTunes and Google Play. The app provides a safe space for rheum patients to get support from and commiserate with like-minded individuals on topics ranging from diet and lifestyle, to mental health, dating and relationships, diagnosis, symptoms, and more. … Continue reading the New RA Healthline App
Tomorrow (Tuesday, May 29th, 2018) at 11:45am EST, I will join Pfizer and nationally-recognized relationship expert Logan Levkoff, Ph.D, to discuss how rheumatoid arthritis (RA) impacts life, relationships, and self-esteem. We will also be introducing a fun “RA Fishbowl” exercise which can help you talk to your spouse, partner, family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues about living with rheumatoid arthritis. We hope you’ll join us LIVE on the … Continue reading Pfizer, Logan Levkoff, and Ashley Boynes-Shuck Host Facebook Live on May 29
Autoimmune diseases can be serious, and the following video includes just some of the faces of the millions of people who live with these often-invisible illnesses. Today is #WorldArthritisDay. I personally live with just one of many autoimmune forms of arthritis. But did you know that arthritis, and joint & muscle pain, are also common symptoms of other autoimmune diseases, too? So this World Arthritis Day (and beyond!) I ask you … Continue reading Your Story Counts: Help Further Autoimmune Disease Research Today
This week, I was invited by Pfizer to attend the 2017 Real Talk Summit in New York City. While they did compensate me for my time and took care of accommodations, I’m going to go ahead and disclaim now that they are NOT paying me for this blog post, and did NOT ask *or* expect me to write it. But I feel compelled to do … Continue reading #RealTalkRA Summit: Pharma, Fun, and Friends
In August, Healthline.com sent a film crew to my house to document 8 hours in the life of a writer with rheumatoid arthritis, and this was the result. Take a look, and feel free to share my version of “What RA Looks Like!” Watch here. Continue reading Ashley Featured in New Healthline Video
Friends, I’m feeling so lucky and blessed lately! First off, thank you to HealthLabs for naming this blog a Top 100 Health Blog! I am so flattered to be among such esteemed company! I am number 57 on the list. Secondly, thanks for all who nominated me for a WEGO Health Award! I now need you to go Endorse Me. An endorsement only takes a … Continue reading Awards and Nominations: I Need Your Help!
Guys! I am so excited to be teaching you all about Thermotex. This partnership is such an amazing fit given my affinity for all-things-heated when it comes to my arthritis and muscular pain. I really hope you’ll be as excited as I am to learn more about these great products. You all know that I never promote, sell, or endorse products that I don’t personally … Continue reading Ashley Partners with Thermotex Therapy Systems
The time has come: Sick Idiot has arrived! You can now order my funny-yet-inspiring nonfiction health memoir, Sick Idiot, in paperback! Chapter titles include: “That Time I Cried On The Pitcher’s Mound and Saw My Grandma’s Doctor” “That Time I Was a Cheerleader … With Arthritis … On A Hit-List” “That Time I Had a Beef With Gluten and a Nun” “That Time I Met … Continue reading Get My Book Sick Idiot: On Sale Now!
The Arthritis Ashley blog is now easier than ever to find! Read it at its new home, ArthritisAshley.com! Don’t forget that you can also find my Arthritis Ashley work on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and by following the hashtags #arthritisashley and #rheuminder on Instagram! Continue reading Arthritis Ashley Blog