Kat Elton

A Resilient Life

Learn to thrive, not just survive, with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis is a Challenge Every Day

Is it possible to thrive when faced with pain, fatigue, sleepless nights, swollen joints, and the relentless ups and downs of the disease?

Not always, but by learning about the challenges you face and ways to transform them you can begin to live a resilient life. And soon you will find that you are thriving more and more.

You can be Healthy even if You Live with a Chronic Disease

RESILIENT LIFE, learning to Thrive, not just survive with rheumatoid arthritis is a book for people who experience this disease themselves, or vicariously through a loved one. It is also a book about how to live well, regardless of your circumstance.  It’s most especially for those people who have come to realize that when it comes to rheumatoid arthritis, and any chronic illness, there are no easy answers. In fact most of the time there are no right or wrong answers, just a lot of tough questions. Questions like, “Which medication is the best one for me? Should I take medication given all the side effects? Does diet help? How do I stop from being angry, frustrated, or depressed? Will this ever get better?

The endless rollercoaster ride that chronic illness brings is humbling and daunting and will cause even the bravest and strongest people to want to hide under the covers until it’s over. Of course we know, by definition, the likelihood that it will be over anytime soon is small. So, taking a deep breath, and borrowing a quote from George W. Bush, we begin to say to ourselves and those around us “I’m the decider!” And that’s the day you’ll want to pick up my book.

Because the way toward resiliency begins with deciding to take the driver’s seat as you travel down the road of your life. One you’re there you can look around at your options and, as the decider, choose the country lane or the city expressway. The choice is yours.  My book will give you the information you need about the things that concern us all the most, pain, sleep, diet, exercise, treatment, communication, and then provide options for handling anything that comes up down the road.  

This unique book is written by someone who knows her subject well. Kat Elton, an occupational therapist and someone who's had rheumatoid arthritis since age two, knows that people living with chronic disease don't need false hope or to be told what to do. What they do need is to be led toward believing in themselves and improving their reality no matter what it is.

Part practical guide, part memoir, part workbook, this book demonstrates that although there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, there is a way to live well with chronic disease.

You can thrive with rheumatoid arthritis.  This book shows the way.

Learn to thrive, not just survive, with Rheumatoid Arthritis
by Kat Elton
Price: $19.99  


"Learning to feel good from the inside out instead of the outside in is internal power."
                —A Resilient Life  


"...I have been struggling with RA for 3 years, I'm in my early 30s...I am very impressed with how this book just puts it out there. She uses humor and personal experiences to make you feel like you can overcome the disease. I also see how having RA make us better, stronger and more humble. I would recommend the book to anyone who has RA, ...wants to support a person with RA, ...[or] healthcare professions who want to understand what it's like to live with a chronic condition. It's a great read and motivational." -- Jamie M.
(07/03/15 Amazon Review)
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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

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