I am part of the School shooting generation. We are the first generation to grow up with regular school shooter drills. Mass shootings have become more and more common. While I could discuss the merits of gun control and the evidence that supports it, I want to respond to the most recent shooting. Last week, … Continue reading My Response: The California School Shooting
You know the big honchos of the cruelty-free makeup industry. Becca, Tarte, Too Faced, Urban Decay, and Kat Von D. While the BRAND is cruelty-free, these brands fail to mention that these makeup brands are owned by parent companies that test on animals. I have only recently learned about these "cruelty-free" companies, and I am … Continue reading Most Popular “Cruelty-Free” Brands Are NOT Cruelty-Free
With a chronic illness, you have an ENORMOUS supply of prescription medications and supplements that you will have to take long term. It takes hours to sort the pills for a week supply. You know you have a chronic illness when you get daily calls from your pharmacy and are on a first name basis … Continue reading My Medication and Supplement List
Sorry this is late! October is Dysautonomia Awareness Month. To learn more about Dysautonomia go to Dysautonomia International. They are a great source for information about Dysautonomia. You can also check out their instagram for infographics and more facts. Facts about Dysautonomia More than 70 million people around the world have a form of DysautonomiaDysautonomia … Continue reading Happy Dysautonomia Awareness Month!
My Personal Experience I saw college as a necessity for me as a kid. I enjoyed learning, and my educated parents' experience with college encouraged me. It wasn't until later I found out about the other paths I can take and how people have found success in not attending college. Everything changed with my diagnosis. … Continue reading My Decision to Go to College with a Chronic Illness
I get asked this question often. And I still don't know how to answer it. But I will try to. Europe I have always been fascinated by Europe. It is so different than the US. I think I would enjoy the European lifestyle more than the American lifestyle. My love of Europe, even though I've … Continue reading Why Spain?
Now for another post about how I live with my multiple illnesses. PCOS is my only non-inherited chronic illness since the disorder isn't a gene. It has an impact on my life, but compared to my other health issues, it isn't that bad. How it Started PCOS isn't apparent until you have your period. I … Continue reading What It’s Like Living With PCOS
Sit in the Shower Showering takes ALOT of energy. Some people get shower chairs, but I have a shower tub, and I find shower chairs uncomfortable. I bought a bath pillow that I lean against while I sit. This makes showering SOO much easier. Do Everything in Bed Since my bathroom is next to my … Continue reading Tips for Getting Ready With a Chronic Illness
Since my diagnoses, I’ve wanted to get a tattoo to symbolize the hell I go through. I wanted it to focus on my EDS and POTS. The EDS mascot is a zebra and for POTS we use the spoon theory and call ourselves “spoonies”. So I mixed the two together. Since I’m a TERRIBLE artist … Continue reading My POTS and EDS Tattoo
Some days you hate yourself. On the outside I am very confident, loud, but I'm actually insecure. My body has changed drastically with puberty and my health problems, and I haven't grown completely comfortable with it yet. I'm sure I am not the only one suffering from days when you avoid mirrors and stay home … Continue reading Self-Esteem Boosting Playlist