Our Contributors

Angela Finlay
Angela Finlay

Angela Finlay is a freelance writer and blogger committed to sharing matters that affect health and wellbeing. From fitness and motivation to medical ailments and psychological hurdles, she has covered a range of health and lifestyle topics through her web writing career. Angela feels that a high quality of life should be a top priority for everyone, and tries her…

Anna Scanlon
Anna Scanlon

Anna is living in the United Kingdom and pursuing a PhD in history. She was diagnosed with lupus — which shares many symptoms with rheumatoid arthritis — more than 10 years ago.

Eric Patterson
Eric Patterson

Eric L. Patterson, LPC, is a professional counselor in western Pennsylvania, who has been working for over a decade to help his clients live happier lives. By night, he is a dad, husband, runner and freelance writer specializing in transferring his mental health knowledge and experience into clear, actionable content for his readers. Recently, Eric’s writing has expanded to a…

Mariah Leach
Mariah Leach

Mariah Leach is a writer and patient advocate who lives in Colorado with her husband and two young sons. Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 25, she now works to empower patients and raise awareness about arthritis and other chronic illnesses. After learning firsthand the challenges of facing pregnancy and motherhood with rheumatoid arthritis, Mariah has become particularly…

Patricia Bratianu
Patricia Bratianu

Patricia Bratianu, RN, PhD, RH (AHG), is a nurse with 40 years of experience in an array of inpatient and outpatient settings. During those years Patricia came to realize that conventional healthcare was not meeting the needs of all patients. She became an herbalist and obtained a PhD in natural health. This affords her the opportunity to provide balanced, well-rounded…