I learned the hard way that depression and psoriasis have a very real connection. Prior to my official diagnosis (and even after), I found myself in some dark places. I should also note that around the same time I was diagnosed as manic depressive or bipolar. My skin disease and my mental illness combined created a whirlwind of emotions that, at the time, I was … Continue reading Depression and Psoriasis
As I brave my winter skin, I also brace myself for the stares and comments that come along with it. As a New York native, I can say I am fairly accustomed to the bizarre and odd things that one sees in this city. Cirque du Soleil on the train… questionable food on the streets sold from even more questionable vans… fashion statements galore… you … Continue reading It’s Just Psoriasis, It’s Not Contagious
As most Psoriasis patients know, winter can be the hardest month to bare. In the three years that I have had Psoriasis, I notice that the fall and winter season has not been kind to my skin. But why? According to the National Psoriasis Foundation* “A combination of dry air, decreased sunlight exposure, and colder temperatures can all contribute to winter psoriasis flares. Frequent moisturizing … Continue reading Winter And Your Skin: 7 Tips to Helping Your Psoriasis
As you know from reading my blog, I try to maintain a healthy diet for my Pso-Sanity. Well, luckily I’m not much of a sweet person but when I got a craving, I tried to find alternatives to sugary things I liked. I came across these fruit “roll-up” imitations a while ago and they hit the spot. You don’t even need to add sugar!!! Everyone … Continue reading RECIPE: DIY Strawberry Fruit “Roll-Ups”
Eating healthy is an important part of keeping your chronic illness under wraps. I find the best way to make sure you’re doing this is to meal prep but not everyone has time for that. So here’s a super easy, quick, healthy kale salad that a friend whipped up for me. It’s definitely a new favorite. INGREDIENTS: Extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano … Continue reading Eat Well Wednesdays! Grilled Chicken Kale Caesar Salad ala Nikki
So, as you may or may not know, I do tend to travel a lot. Whether it’s for work or play, traveling with psoriasis can suck! So what do I do? This weekend I was in Chicago attending the HealtheVoices conference and it was amazing (but I’ll come back to that in another blog). What WASN’T amazing was my packing skills. I can’t tell you … Continue reading Traveling With Psoriasis
So, FREE stuff rocks. With that said, I’m having my first giveaway soon! Thanks to Etsy and all the absolutely amazing people working so hard on there, I’m happy to say that I’ll be giving away at least 5 really amazing travel packages. Why? Well, I travel a lot. And it’s been really tough on my body and my skin. A lot of the … Continue reading You Get A Giveaway! You Get A Giveaway! Everyone Gets A Giveaway!