Even before my sister was diagnosed with lupus more than ten years ago, my father would always talk to us about the importance of personal balance in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This message became even more important to my sister after her diagnosis. It has become clear to my entire family that the task of maintaining balance for someone dealing with a chronic condition becomes a situation unique from others.
As I complete my ambassadorship with the LFA this year and prepare for the Walk in Los Angeles, I ask all of you, whether you have been diagnosed with lupus, or are a friend or family member of someone who is affected by lupus, to remember to stay balanced any way you can. Whether you are sitting in your own garden, or laying down to listen to your favorite piece of music, taking the time to find your personal balance will make your life just a little bit easier.