International Day for Persons with Disabilities!

Today is International Day for Persons with Disabilities. Let’s take this opportunity to be thankful for our body in its current form, while respectfully acknowledging the daily obstacles we face.  This picture symbolizes that everyone’s climb… Continue reading

Discovering our health online

The ‘Highway’ of Campus Life

Many of us take our meal options for granted. We look at a hearty sandwich or rich piece of chocolate cake and don’t think much of it. But for diabetics, carbohydrate counting and… Continue reading

November is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month

Canada has one of the highest rates of Irritable Bowel Disorders in the world.  November is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month. Do your part to support those living with IBDs by getting educated!… Continue reading

Actually, I Am Disabled

Reposted from KQED Radio’s “Perspectives” program {} By Lia Seth Just what does a disabled person look like? When most people look at me, they see a healthy-looking 23-year-old. What virtually none of… Continue reading

And for once, I would have relished the stares, to be believed. To not be invisible.

By Rachel Sutherland Invisible illness. Well, it is invisible, but you can most certainly hear me, so it definitely isn’t quiet. On the contrary, I consider myself to have a very “audible” illness.… Continue reading

60­-Second Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Even superheroes get RA … An informative 60­-Second Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis. Read more here:

Canadian film “Foreverland” highlights cystic fibrosis

If you’re in the Ottawa region this weekend, check out Foreverland at ByTowne Cinemas. The film focuses on a 21-year-old Vancouverite living with cystic fibrosis who embarks on a 3,500-kilometre trek to scatter… Continue reading

Excerpt from “Casing My Joints: A Private and Public Story of Arthritis”

By Mary Lowenthal Felstiner  Heat Inversion (excerpt) Long before morning I wake with a stinging in my shoulders so acute I lie in bed for hours thinking how to drain the acid off;… Continue reading

Fighting Fibromyalgia

By Carley W.      I had a bad day mum, can I get a hug? I’m so discouraged right now. But wait, don’t go, what do you mean it hurts too much?… Continue reading