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This is a Call to Action on Health Care

What happened yesterday deeply saddens me. As someone with multiple chronic health conditions, reading the Trump Plan for "health care" bill was not only appalling but scary. The medical landscape for those with chronic conditions is disempowering enough... leaving...

The Thyroid Conversation

Ever hear of Hashimotos? Well if you haven’t, you’re not alone. Hashimoto’s Disease is a condition in which your immune system attacks your thyroid.  Until Gigi Hadid announced that she has the condition, it had rarely been discussed in a big way.  As a fellow glow...

Tapping Magic

No matter where you are in your healing journey, there is always something you can do that will help you to feel better. Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT, otherwise known as tapping, is a very cool and effective technique to add to your self-care toolbox.Here is an...

Beat Flare-Up Days in 5 Nurturing Steps

Anyone with a chronic condition knows that flare-ups can stop you in your tracks and sideline you for days. Whether you live with a skin condition, a digestive disorder, a back injury or head-splitting migraines, you know that the mere mention of the phrase flare-up...

Feel-Better Body Scan

When you are dealing with a health challenge, it is easy to get caught up in the what if's and hop a ride on the worry train to nowhere good. Here is an excerpt from my book Kicking Sick featuring an exercise you can do at home to get you thinking about how to truly...

The Glow Warrior’s Guide to Picking the Right Doctor

Here’s a no-brainer: When most people get sick, they go to the doctor. The doctor diagnoses them and (hopefully!) prescribes a cure, maybe an antibiotic combined with a few days of chicken soup and Netflix. Easy! But for those of us living with chronic health...

New Year, New You: 6 Tricks to rock your resolutions

If you are like me, there have been some December 31sts in your life when you looked back at the year and thought “I didn’t keep all of my resolutions I had wanted for myself this year.” Well, you’re not alone in realizing that those big promises you make to yourself...

Practice Self Care – an excerpt from Kicking Sick

This time of year, it is typical and far too common to feel tired, rundown, and spread in too many directions. The first thing that we seem to forget is taking care of ourselves. We can't do it all, all the time.  We need to rethink the way we care for ourselves on a...

Snooze Fest

Give your brain and your body the rest they need to keep you at your best. Do you ever find yourself staring off into space during the workday? Falling asleep while your sexy significant other whispers sweet nothings into your ear? Or feeling so snappish you might...