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About Kat Elton

Kat Elton is an author, occupational therapist, and someone who has lived with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis since age two.  Her two books,  A Resilient Life: Learning to thrive, not just survive with rheumatoid arthritis, and True Health, the Inside Job, pave the way for readers to move into health, regardless of their circumstances. Kat is a personal demonstration that illness and pain create a fierce desire to be healthy, and this desire can move mountains, one step at a time. 

Living with a chronic, painful illness taught Kat that true health is a way of life, requiring commitment and daily practice, and this knowledge has been the catalyst for each of her careers, first as an O.T., then as an author, wellness expert for rheumatoid arthritis.com, and radio show guest. You can find her in Durango, CO, where she enjoys being outdoors, especially when she’s on a bike.

"I have been dealing with my handicaps for a very long time and thought I was pretty efficient in making things work for me. I was so surprised and excited in all the things Kat shared and taught me in making my world easier and more productive. I’m sure some of Kat’s ability to communicate so well comes from her own experience of working with and through her own personal challenge. I was so impressed with her communication and teaching skills I had Ms. Elton be a guest speaker at our myasthenia support group. We have doctors from USC and UCLA, she was one of our most informative and popular speakers. We are planning on having her speak again this spring!"

- Carol Langley  

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"When I take the time to ponder the true meaning of health I realize that, surprisingly, my disease has made me healthier. With each challenge the disease has created for me, the opportunity has been there to transmute this challenge into a lesson on how to be a better person. The arthritis has made me wise. And I use this wisdom to create a healthy life." --Kat Elton

About Kat Elton

A Resilient Life

True Health