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cathy kramer
Works at College of Dupage
Attended Newman University
Lives in Naperville, IL
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How have you transitioned into a new phase of life?
Life never lets you get completely comfortable, does it? For the last 15 years I have been working as adjunct faculty for two community colleges teaching adult education (English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Educatio...
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Healthline's 16 Best Rheumatoid Arthritis Blogs 2016
I am honored to once again be included in Healthline's 16 Best Rheumatoid Arthritis Blogs. According to Healthline, "We've carefully selected these blogs because the writers are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent u...
I am honored to once again be included in Healthline's 16 Best Rheumatoid Arthritis Blogs. According to Healthline, "We've carefully selected these blogs because the writers are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high quality information.
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Self Love: Listen to Your Body
“Listen
to your body. Your body knows best.”  This is a mantra I have used over and over with my kids and myself.  Age though has shown me that for women, listening to our bodies
takes a lot of work.    Physically our
bodies are changing week by week, day b...
“Listen to your body. Your body knows best.” This is a mantra I have used over and over with my kids and myself. Age though has shown me that for women, listening to our bodies takes a lot of work. Physically our bodies are changing week by week, day by day. Depending on where we are in a cycle, ...
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Self-Love: Our Body is Our Best Friend, Even in Pain
This month I am focusing on self-love. A biggie for me is how I talk to myself.  I strongly believe that when we talk to ourselves, we should be doing so as if we are talking to our best friend because really, that's what we are to ourselves, or should be a...
This month I am focusing on self-love. A biggie for me is how I talk to myself. I strongly believe that when we talk to ourselves, we should be doing so as if we are talking to our best friend because really, that's what we are to ourselves, or should be anyhow. After several days of dealing ...
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Self-Love: Improving My Thoughts
Due to the state of Illinois not being able to agree on a budget, I have found myself with a lot of extra time on my hands this summer.  Since I do not have a day job until mid-August, I have decided this is the perfect time to focus on improving my "self-l...
Due to the state of Illinois not being able to agree on a budget, I have found myself with a lot of extra time on my hands this summer. Since I do not have a day job until mid-August, I have decided this is the perfect time to focus on improving my "self-love". Throughout the month of July, ...
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I Found the Person I was Looking For with Biologics
This is a post from 2015 but still holds true today.  My life literally changed almost immediately when I started on a biologic.  I fought hard against them, but in the end, it is exactly what my body needed. Often I think back to an evening in 2004.  I fin...
This is a post from 2015 but still holds true today. My life literally changed almost immediately when I started on a biologic. I fought hard against them, but in the end, it is exactly what my body needed. Often I think back to an evening in 2004. I finished teaching an evening class at 9:00, ...
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I Fought Using a Biologic For Years
For the last six years when I auto-inject my biologic into
my leg, I have a ritual of breathing in, mentally saying “Thank you for
improving my life, “and breathing out. When I started using a biologic in August
2010, it almost instantly changed my life. I ...
For the last six years when I auto-inject my biologic into my leg, I have a ritual of breathing in, mentally saying “Thank you for improving my life, “and breathing out. When I started using a biologic in August 2010, it almost instantly changed my life. I was in more pain than I wanted to admit ...
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Self-Love: Sex
On my last birthday I wrote a post titled " Who Taught You to Age ?"  I shared, "Another mentor was in her 50's at the time. She adored her husband after many years of marriage. I loved how they were always doing something new- travel, outings, etc. Life wa...
On my last birthday I wrote a post titled "Who Taught You to Age?" I shared, "Another mentor was in her 50's at the time. She adored her husband after many years of marriage. I loved how they were always doing something new- travel, outings, etc. Life was still exciting as was her sex life.
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My oldest is moving out today.
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Self Love: Stop Listening to Others
My journey to gain control over my rheumatoid arthritis has been all over the place.  I started off on medications as I awaited an appointment with a naturopath six months after diagnosis.  In my heart and mind I felt confident I could make huge changes in ...
My journey to gain control over my rheumatoid arthritis has been all over the place. I started off on medications as I awaited an appointment with a naturopath six months after diagnosis. In my heart and mind I felt confident I could make huge changes in my rheumatoid arthritis by just eating ...
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Hip Pain: Bursitis
I have four posts started, but just sitting, waiting for me.  I woke up early this morning which usually is my best time to gather my thoughts and write.  I tried adding some thoughts to all of them with no luck.  They are all topics I have been thinking ab...
I have four posts started, but just sitting, waiting for me. I woke up early this morning which usually is my best time to gather my thoughts and write. I tried adding some thoughts to all of them with no luck. They are all topics I have been thinking about for a while and want to see on my blog ...
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Changing Insurance While on a Biologic
Making the decision to go on a biologic was a tough one for me as I shared last week.  But once the decision was made, I have never looked back.  In fact, I have developed a little anxiety over the possibility of ever being without.  This fear unfortunately...
Making the decision to go on a biologic was a tough one for me as I shared last week. But once the decision was made, I have never looked back. In fact, I have developed a little anxiety over the possibility of ever being without. This fear unfortunately gets reflected on my husband since ...
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Education
  • Newman University
    Education
  • Wichita State University
    ESL
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Gender
Female
Other names
Cateepoo
Story
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Reflections on health, family, self, and simple everyday happiness.
Bragging rights
Married 27 years, momma to two perfect teens and a border collie, 22 years in education, and seeker of finding the best in people and situations.
Work
Occupation
Adult Education instructor
Employment
  • College of Dupage
    Adjunct Faculty ESL, 2012 - present
  • Waubonsee Community College
    Adjunct Faculty ESL, 1991 - present
  • Computer Systems Institute
    Adjunct Faculty ESL, 2010 - 2012
  • USD 259
    Teacher, 1992 - 1998
    5th grade teacher for five years. ESL Teacher for two years
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Currently
Naperville, IL
Previously
Wichita, Kansas