Category Archives: AS Awareness Projects

Day 364 – One More Apple

One day to go. I can’t believe it. Only one apple left after tonight. It’s been a crazy few days and to be honest – I’m feeling exhausted. Between the event preparations of this last month, the travel and jet lag, and the early morning today to get ready for being at KPIX at 7:00 […]

Day 363 – A Yankee Apple

New York here I come!   A New York Yankees apple was in order – a big thank you to all New Yorkers for embracing the Apple-A-Thon. Since I was born in Princeton, NJ and my Dad grew up in Upper Montclair, NJ – listening to the Yanks with my grandfather, Willard who was a […]

Day 361 – Happy Apple Day!

Today is Johnny Appleseed Day! I for one will celebrating and thinking about the glorious apple. They have come to mean so much to me and hopefully to you all as well. Maybe I had apples on the brain all those months ago because it is simply the time of the year for the apple […]

Day 359 – Our Skeleton Key

A skeleton key has come to symbolize something that can unlock a mystery. Sometimes I think that Ankylosing Spondylitis will always remain somewhat of an enigma to me. I wish I could unlock each door I have to pass through on this journey with my health and know what was on the other side. I […]

Day 358 – Don’t Be Fooled By The Calendar

Don’t be fooled by the calendar.  There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.  ~Charles Richards Oy! Every day is made use of even the ones where we rest, reflect, and chill! I remember the days on end when all I wanted was some relief of my symptoms. I […]

Day 355 – Pulling Myself Together

“Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” – Elizabeth Taylor Good plan. Will do! I’m headed to the mall to shop at Nordstrom’s Rack in the hopes of finding just the right outfit for my t.v. appearance. Oops – did I let that slip out? Yes indeedy folks – I […]

Day 350 – My Mom’s Perspective

My mom has been with me everyday and at every step through each apple. She has cheered each high and she’s felt my lows probably more than I have. When she told me she was writing about her impressions of the last 10 years I felt a huge sense of relief. I cried when I […]

Day 345 – Life After Apples

A lot of you have asked me, “What comes next?” Great question! I hope the answers I have will lead to things just as great. Here are a few areas I have outlined. I hope you all continue to follow me as my journey switches focus a bit this fall and in the years ahead. […]

Day 344 – Let’s Do This!

I want people to know what Autoimmune Arthritis is and specifically about Spondyloarthritis – a group of diseases that cause pain and suffering in millions of people. They are Ankylosing Spondylitis, Undifferentiated Spondyloarthropathy, Juvenile Spondyloarthopathy, Psoriatic Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis, and Enteropathic Arthritis. I want people to understand how challenging these chronic illnesses can make life. […]

Day 343 – The Apple That Never Sleeps

This apple that seems to never sleep is so gosh darned excited to get to the city that never sleeps! I know I’ve been telling you all that information about the Apple-A-Thon is coming – and it is – but I’ve had a few details that have been harder to pull together than my insanely […]