Purple Fever!

Purple has always been a color I’ve loved. It has different meanings depending on the culture. Once when my partner asked years ago why I liked it so much, I couldn’t explain it. I like what I like was probably my answer. He does not like purple because in Poland it’s associated with death. I explained that it’s the color or royalty and grand here–at least in my eyes. No matter the culture, it maintains important to me because it’s the color the Lupus Foundation of America uses to represent Lupus. While I was in Long Beach, I came across the cutest store right on the harbor. The entire store is purple, something I’ve never seen before. I was thrilled when I stumbled upon it. I’ve snapped a few pictures below to share with you.

Next time you see purple, I hope you think of Lupus!


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LFA’s Lupus Education Seminar

I received word of an upcoming seminar on Lupus which will be held in Los Angeles, CA on June 28, 2014 by the Lupus Foundation of America. Sadly, being all the way in Baltimore, I unfortunately can’t attend. Please help spread the word; I’ve listed the information for the event below and the link to RSVP. If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Gray of the Lupus Foundation. Space is limited so if you’re interested get your tickets now.

Courtesy of Lupus Foundation of America


Our speakers will be Dr. Maureen A. McMahon, Rheumatologist at UCLA Medical Center and Jeanne Melvin from Solutions for Wellness.  Maureen and Jeanne will be speaking on the topics of lupus treatments, living with lupus, and .improving sleep by managing fatigue and pain. In addition there will be a Q&A session. 

The event is free but parking is $6 and carpooling is encouraged. For more information and to RSVP please visit here.

Photo: © 2014 Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.