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
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
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
The worst of developing a chronic illness or it worsening later on is you know what you miss. Below are my things I missed from when I was healthy. Going Out I can go out, but it is very rare. And the time I do, I end up sweating buckets, feeling dizzy, and just feeling … Continue reading What I Miss About Being Healthy and How I Deal With It
I love concerts, but they are difficult with my chronic illnesses. I recently went to a Shawn Mendes concert (which was AMAZING), and I wanted to share the tips I use when going to a concert. Pack Paper Towels My POTS makes me sweat A LOT and going to a concert can make anyone sweaty. … Continue reading Attending a Concert with a Chronic Illness
One of my many chronic illnesses is Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). It is often linked to another one of my illnesses, POTS. What is it? EDS is an inherited connective tissue disorder that weakens the connective tissue. It is caused by abnormalities in the processing, structure, and production of collagen. The severeness of the condition … Continue reading What it’s Like Living with EDS