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Loving your skin!

I stumbled across a question that really stumped me one day and since then I've been on a mission to find the answer. The question is "how can I love my skin when it makes me feel so bad about myself?" You could ask this question for just about anything right? Your body, your relationshiPs, your career, etc. We all know in life we should love these things. We only get one life and one body, why feel anything but love for it?  I don't believe the anger & shame I feel towards my skin will manifest the disappearance of my Psoriasis. I believe the opposite -...

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My Journey Into Healing

Two weeks ago I was in San Diego at Deepak Chopra’s Center for a “Journey into Healing” 4 day program that changed my world. As you all know I’m on a journey to heal my Psoriasis and this program was a dream come true for me. I want to share what I experienced in hopes it will help you in some small way. This was my first trip by myself, so I was a bit nervous not knowing what to expect.  At this retreat we woke at the crack of dawn to meditate while the sun rose and our view was nothing but beautiful mountains. After meditation...

Self Control

I love the summer, but sometimes it feels like the toughest part of the year for me. I know what you're thinking - how could that be? All that sun & the vitamin D could literally give you a temporary break from Psoriasis! I know & I agree, but truth is, I don't get that much sun unless I make it a point to sit at the beach all day on the weekends and life is just too busy to do that. I'm not complaining, life is full of wonderful events...

I fell off the wagon…

Hi everyone! I've been wanting to return to writing for a while now. Truth is, I fell off the alkaline wagon and it's been tough getting back on! I know it's no excuse, but my life took some unexpected turns. Let me rewind to fill you in - In 2012-2013 I had completely healed my Psoriasis by following Dr. Pagano's alkaline 80/20 diet. As you guys know I wrote about my journey that entire year. Then in April of 2013 I met the man of my dreams and allowed myself to veer from the diet a bit in order to go out and enjoy myself while dating, you know,...

Stress & Psoriasis!

My body talks to me. When I'm feeling stressed out and have too much on my plate I feel overwhelmed which results in small Psoriasis spots. My own personal indicators that tell me I need to make some changes or more are coming! I remember the first time I learned this I was beside myself! My body tells me when something is wrong??? That's so freaking cool!!! Why didn't I know that years ago? Why didn't I pay attention to my body or think anything of the signs? Well...

Traveling with Psoriasis

This past summer I went to Ireland for my sister's wedding. It is a beautiful country and it was quite a unique and incredible wedding! When I travel I like to have the attitude of "when in Rome" as far as food and beverages.  I look at it this way - this most likely will be the only time I visit this part of the world and I want to get the full experience, take in the culture 100%!  So in Ireland my attitude was "bring on the meat, potatoes and Guinness!!" Oh and what delicious Guinness it was!! I'm not even a fan of it here...

Dating with Psoriasis…

I've recently fallen in love and yes, he knows and accepts my Psoriasis! I remember feeling like I'd never date a man who would accept my Psoriasis. Actually, I used to do everything to hide or get rid of it as quickly as possible because if they saw or felt it they would ask what it was and if they knew what it was they would dump me! These were the thoughts in my head! I would make a few triPs to the tanning salon or I would wear long sleeve shirts, anything and everything! But the truth is you can't really hide it once you start...

Learning lessons along the way…

I'm an actor and a few months ago I was shooting a short film. It was a rough schedule - in two days we worked a total of 38 hours! Yep, 20 hours the first day and 18 the second day. I learned the hard way a few years ago when I started acting that when working on independent low budget projects you can't expect they will always provide healthy meals or snack options. I usually bring a bunch of healthy snacks with me in case I get hungry to avoid craft service which is usually bagels and cookies!  Getting back to this short film I worked on...