It's off to speak I go! LFA NC Summit 2018 - and Coolibar article!

I'm excited to head to North Carolina this weekend to speak at the Annual LFA NC Summit in Durham, NC! We're talking Compromise, that nasty little thing called Guilt, and how to put the pieces of your life with lupus back together.  It's going to be great!

Information about the event can be found here. 

Leading up to the event,  I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Coolibar, the fabulous sun protective clothing company perfect for stylish, sun-sensitive folks.  We talked about my diagnosis, my book, my bags, and what life is really like as a mother with lupus. Check out the excerpt below, but be sure to read the rest of the feature here. While you're on the Coolibar website,  take advantage of their super sale - save 25% plus free shipping.  Just use code "SLE25" during checkout!

Thanks for reading, and see you in NC!

[When Sara was diagnosed], she was given a number of reading materials and advice to prepare her for what to expect. Mainly depression, fear, anxiety, exhaustion…the list goes on. But Sara was still young. She wanted to get out, be active, but with Lupus, she even needed to embrace a new relationship with the sun. What she really needed was information on how to live with lupus and more importantly, live well. This realization was a turning point and the beginning of her career as an author, blogger and designer.
In order to truly live with lupus, Sara needed a blueprint; a positive approach to managing the disease. She chartered a new plan for herself and turned it into the book “Despite Lupus: How to Live Well with a Chronic Illness”. She addressed the mistakes she made in denying her disease in her first few years and explained how people and their support teams can respond to their diagnosis in a positive and healthy way. When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade and share it with everyone!
“When I first went on tour to share the book, readers would say things like, ‘Gosh, I could have written pages 12 to 15 myself!’ Others have handed the book to family and friends to help them understand their life with lupus. When you have a chronic illness, it can be hard to find your voice and share what you’re experiencing with others. Helping people overcome that and be positive about it means so much to me."


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