An Open Letter to Self-harmers

If you are struggling or have struggled with self harm, please read the following article with discretion. While no graphic content is featured in this article, it could be potentially triggering to those who struggle with either self harm or suicidal thoughts. Dear friend, I see you. I see you hurting. And I know. I... Continue Reading →

Unlikely Lessons from My Dental Hygienist

I had been avoiding this dentist appointment for months. I had already rescheduled at least once, maybe twice. Although it was just a routine cleaning, I was dreading it. At that point of my life though, I was dreading everything. To give you a little background, my chronic illnesses were flaring and I was at... Continue Reading →

6 Ways to Avoid Medical Gaslighting

Last week on the blog, I shared one of my personal experiences with medical gaslighting. This week, I wanted to share my best advice on how to be taken seriously by medical professionals. In the dozens (maybe hundreds?) of doctor’s appointments I’ve been to, these ideas have helped me speak up for myself. They don’t... Continue Reading →

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