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AntzDoodles For Pyjama People #14: What a difference a day can make

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‘What a difference a day makes… Twenty-four little hours Brought the sun and the flowers Where there used to be rain…’ Now when I think of this song from my formative years, I truly understand what it means. Living with RA, each day brings with it new surprises and, trust me, they are not happy ones. Pain is a part of my everyday; my constant. I deal with …

Antzdoodles for Pyjama People #13: Therapy of a different kind

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Therapy of a different kind Everyone needs a break from work, and I am no different. Except, my break was from all the different therapies I’d tried for my RA. A summer in Europe was all I was dreaming of- visiting friends at different places, seeing art, and just walking around. London, Venice, Berlin- all in my itinerary. It was a great plan, except for …

AntzDoodlesForPyjamaPeople: #11, A perfect present

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“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of life” – Eckhart Tolle. Great spiritual teachers always speak about living in the moment and its importance for the human soul. Most of us know this, to a large extent. We understand it makes sense to live in the now, but it is a particularly hard exercise. Who wouldn’t …

AntzDoodlesForPyjamaPeople: #10, A rant

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Hi, I’m Antima. And I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. Yes, I am way too young to have it. And I know that your mother in law/grandmom/uncle/neighbour’s cat has it. It does not help me feel any younger or healthier hearing that. And thank you for your concern. I appreciate it, truly. But trust me I have tried all the treatments you can think of, and a …

#AntzDoodlesForPyjamaPeople #9: Thailand

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Thailand, part 2 By Antima Nahar   So, after the planning hullabaloo, here I was – in a beautiful Thai resort surrounded by friends, all of whom were in a frenzy about the nonwedding. It was a perfect set up with all the ingredients for a three-day non-stop party – just not so great for me. I can’t drink, remember? And that was just the …

#AntzDoodlesforPyjamaPeople #7: I should be so Lauki!

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 I should be so Lauki! The Wonder Veggie By Antima Nahar The biggest factor in the story of my war against RA while using only alternative therapies was a 360-degree lifestyle change. And the hardest part of that was changing my diet. In one phase, my treatment involved a full body detox, which I used to think of as a day or week of no alcohol. …