• Stephanie's Chutes and Ladders
    Stephanie's Chutes and Ladders

Erotica & Chronic Illness: Can ‘Fifty Shades’ improve desire despite rheumatoid arthritis pain?

CJ Blogger Stephanie considers ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and a topic she says deserves more dialogue among RA patients and specialists: Do I even FEEL sexy? How do I achieve such desire and unleashing of passion despite my pain?

Treading lightly on the trail in the Algarve

Stephanie takes time out from her trek to write us from southern coastal Portugal.

Deep within the pain there lie gratitude and possibility

Stephanie will not let RA steer her and allow fear to prevail or bitterness either.

Unleash your inner goddess—or passion, desire, heat and wanting despite RA pain

A friend gifts Stephanie with Fifty Shades and w(o)nder(lust) sets in.


Stephanie’s husband stuns her with a grande fête in an ultra chic Zurich nightclub.

Lamb or Lion? Spring is Nigh

Coping with throbbing pain, Stephanie looks to spring and wonders where IS that lamb?

When the Going Gets Tough… Change Course… and Remember to Laugh!

Stephanie on the ups and downs of life with this curious illness.

Superman meets Mary Poppins

Stephanie’s Part 2 of Parenting and RA.

Einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!

Or rather, Happy New Year!

Santa, all I want… is to say, “Thank you!”

Stephanie on the curves and bumps in the road to the holidays.

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