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, 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!
When I was initially diagnosed with Severe Plaque Psoriasis I completely ignored all other forms of psoriasis. Why? Well, It certainly wasn’t to be cruel but I was just too busy wallowing in my own self psoriasis pity. I knew what version I had now and I had to focus primarily on what was happening to ME. Who cares about those other spotty people right? … Continue reading Why Caring About Psoriatic Arthritis Could Come In Handy
O.K. So Tina wasn’t singing about stress but for people with Psoriasis, stress certainly doesn’t feel like a “secondhand emotion”. So, why exactly DOES stress affect our bodies so much? Well, stress can cause a lot of ailments and discomforts in the body. First let’s look at stress by itself. Stress is an emotional and sometimes physical reaction that your body has in response to … Continue reading What’s Stress Got To Do With It?
Pso…. (see what I did there?) No, seriously. So, I have quite a bit of ink. During my first flare-up I was actually getting a tattoo. At this point my psoriasis was undiagnosed and I had just a few areas that had spots. No biggie. I went through with the tattoo. WELL…. Not my best decision. My psoriasis responds to stress. It’s like sprinkling water … Continue reading Tattoos and Psoriasis
O.K. so I don’t think any of the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. cast members has psoriasis BUT I cannot stress how important it is to have support when you are struggling with psoriasis. When I first found out I spent DAYS in bed. You can’t really understand how horrible it feels to have much of your skin taken over by your own bodies immune system. ::: Insert dramatic, … Continue reading Get By With A Little Help From Your Friends
First let me start by apologizing for my hiatus. I’m back! Now let’s get to today’s business… shall we? So we all know my first outbreak was about a year ago. It was misdiagnosed by numerous doctors for MONTHS. This was what ultimately caused my Psoriasis Spiral i.e. not a patch of skin on my body, aside from my face, was not completely covered in … Continue reading The First Sign Of Pspots