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9 Ways I Found Hope After Learning I Had PCOS
"PCOS isn’t curable, but that doesn’t mean life after diagnosis is bleak. Here's what helped once I found out what was really happening in my body."
Why Unsolicited Advice Isn't Helpful to People With Health Conditions
"All too often we sit silently as our friends tell us about the latest in essential oils that will cure a genetic disorder they can't even pronounce."
Going More Than Skin Deep on The Mighty Podcast
For being the body’s largest organ, skin conditions sure do have a mixed reputation. (Insert joke here about them being flaky.) In this episode, host Ashley gets under the skin (well, metaphorically) of guests to talk about their respective skin conditions. While they do discuss the physical symptoms of their diagnoses, they also dive into how those conditions impact their mental health. Come for the validation, stay for a masterclass in skin care 101.
Living With Fear When You Live With Chronic Illness - Migraine
"My fear is justified, it’s real, and it’s connected. I’m still figuring out when to allow myself to push past the fear and when I allow the fear to talk." This episode of Health and (un)Wellness digs into all the ways migraine can impact mental health.
Here's to the treatments that fail - affirmations for when you're in physical pain
Hope isn't just a fleeting spark. It's a tenacious flame that refuses to be extinguished. It's in the way we gather strength from the fragments of disappointment, in the way we seek new paths when old ones close, and in the way we continue to believe in brighter days despite the challenges. Hope is not always easy to find when treatments fail. But we do, always. Save this reminder for the times when the darkness threatens to overshadow everything. You've found it before, and you will again.
20 Books Recommended by People With Chronic Illness
Whether it's a story that transports you to another world or a practical guide to managing your illness, the right book can provide a moment of relief.
The System Is Breaking Us All: A Physician's Call to Action
"My chronic conditions mean I live on the edge of an uneasy truce with my immune system. I am also a physician, so I see both sides of the complex, fragmented, ever-changing, unmapped morass of U.S. health care."