Conference Call with Steve Carell

The other day, I had the privilege to be on a nationwide conference call with actor Steve Carell and Values Partnerships discussing the film Beautiful Boy, and the memoirs Beautiful Boy and Tweak. We also discussed the stigma of addiction in the United States. My latest upper-YA fiction novel is in this realm. And as a patient advocate who has worked with chronic pain patients … Continue reading Conference Call with Steve Carell

Ashley is Keynote Speaker at Chartiers Valley Career Day

Chartiers Valley Middle School asked me to be the keynote speaker for their annual 8th Grade Career Day. My topics were Forging Your Own Path & Finding Your Future. I discussed ways to cultivate a career that is aligned with your interests, talents, and  passions, and encouraged students to allow for flexibility in case things don’t quite go as planned. I encouraged them to figure out … Continue reading Ashley is Keynote Speaker at Chartiers Valley Career Day

Trib Live Features Article on Ashley and Mike Shuck

Recently, Trib Live website featured an article about my husband Mike and me. Please follow the link to read the article — and a big thank you to the Trib for sharing our story. Read Now: “South Fayette Natives Ashley and Michael Shuck Seek to Help Others” Continue reading Trib Live Features Article on Ashley and Mike Shuck

Your Story Counts: Help Further Autoimmune Disease Research Today

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

#RealTalkRA Summit: Pharma, Fun, and Friends

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

Book Review: ‘Odd Birds’ by Ian Harding

For the Birds: A Pretty Little Actor’s Love Affair with Ornithology Truth be told, I meant to write this review a couple of months ago when Ian Harding first released his debut book, Odd Birds. But I was too busy bird-watching. Let me explain. I have to admit that I was slightly skeptical about this book. While I was somewhat of a fan of his … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Odd Birds’ by Ian Harding

Awards and Nominations: I Need Your Help!

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!

Ashley Partners with Thermotex Therapy Systems

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