How to Fall Asleep When You Can’t

How to fall asleep when you can't

Hey, friends! Can’t sleep? Lately, neither can I. It’s starting to drive me a bit nuts. I’m sure you can relate if you’ve also laid awake every night staring at your ceiling, waiting for a restful night’s sleep to find you. Maybe you’re dealing with anxiety, or maybe chronic pain…

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How To Stop Yourself From Fainting: 11 Maneuvers

How to stop yourself from fainting

Ever stand up too fast and feel like a blackout or fainting episode is imminent? As someone with POTS, I get this all the time. Although, I consider myself lucky that I don’t faint (usually!). But for others with POTS, vasovagal syncope, or other forms of orthostatic intolerance, fainting happens…

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Exercising With POTS: 12 Tips to Make it Easier

exercising with POTS

Exercising with POTS can be challenging. But it’s not impossible. Chances are, if you have POTS, you deal–or have dealt–with exercise intolerance to some degree or another. I know what it’s like. I’ve been there. I’ve been at the stage where my symptoms were so bad that I couldn’t run…

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9 Tips For Building a Strong Immune System

Building a Strong Immune System

Building a strong immune system is always a concern of mine as someone with chronic illness. Anytime I get sick with the flu, a cold, or another virus, it can be more intense because any sickness causes a POTS flare for me. So, it’s really important for me–and all chronic…

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VIM & VIGR Stylish Compression Socks Review

stylish compression socks

Recently, I tried VIM & VIGR compression socks, and my honest verdict is that I really really love them! If you’re looking for stylish compression socks with fun and fashionable patterns plus all the benefits of compression, then these are the socks for you!  I have been waiting for someone…

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My Fall 2020 Reading List + Reviews

My fall reading list

Hey, friends! Reading is one of my favorite things to do in my spare time, and I often pair it with a warm beverage, face mask, or cozy spot outdoors. It’s a staple in my self-care routine. That’s why I thought I’d start sharing what I read with you all…

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December Quote: Confidence is key for growth

confidence and growth quote

Hello, December! This is going to be a huge month for me. I’ve been a little absent from the blog the last month because I’ve had big things going on in my life. Firstly, for four weeks I interviewed for my dream job with multiple rounds of interviews. It was…

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What’s POTS? Why Your Heart Races When Standing

why does my heart race when I stand?

I talk so much about Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) on this blog, but I haven’t yet dedicated a post to explaining what this syndrome is. Maybe you’ve just received a diagnosis, or maybe you’re asking yourself why your heart races when standing all of a sudden. Or perhaps you…

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October Quote: Don’t compare yourself to others

How to not compare yourself to others

“Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it’s their time.” — Cassey Ho It’s so hard to not compare yourself to others, isn’t it? Especially when you are chronically ill. You may see healthy people and envy them, or…

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