Handling The Holidays With A Chronic Illness

Preparing for the holidays with chronic illness

It’s the holiday season! This really is my favorite time of the year. I hate winter and the cold, but I love the magic of the season and all the fun holiday-themed activities. But this time of year also means that we attend or host gatherings. And sometimes, all these…

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22 Gift Ideas For People With POTS

gift ideas for people with POTS

It’s that time of year again, which means you may be scrambling to get gifts for everyone on your shopping list. And maybe you landed on this page because you either have POTS or know someone with POTS and you want awesome gift ideas. If so, you’re in the right…

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Visualization Exercise For Anxiety and Stress

visualization exercise for anxiety and stress

Today, I want to share something different with you all. It’s a visualization exercise for anxiety and stress that I do quite often, especially now that I live in New York City. I know that living with chronic illness can become overwhelming at times. Anxiety and depression are common comorbidities,…

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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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Health Update July 2020: MALS Diagnosis

This year has been nothing short of madness, as I’m sure you can agree. Everything that’s happened in the past six months since my last update (check-up at Cleveland Clinic) has me feeling like I’ve been dropped into another life. There have been countless changes, so many new challenges to…

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My Experience Buying a Rowing Machine

Rowing machine for exercising with POTS

That’s right, I purchased a rowing machine! I’ve thought about doing this for a while and even had one of my former professors recommend it, but I never took the plunge and got one. However, multiple factors came together recently that made NOW the perfect time to commit to buying…

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Exploring the Finger Lakes National Forest

My sister visited from North Carolina this past week and having her–and her dog, Forrest–home was wonderful! We had many fun adventures together during her stay, but our adventure on her last day here was my favorite. We explored the Finger Lakes National Forest, and everything about it was magical!…

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20 Fun Things To Do At Home

I know I am not the only one feeling a bit stir crazy right about now. With no idea how long I could be in social isolation in New York, I’ve had to come up with some creative ways to keep my sanity throughout this process. So, here are some…

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Living With POTS: 6 month Cleveland Clinic Update

It’s official: I’ve been living with a POTS diagnosis for about six months now. So, naturally, I went to Cleveland Clinic for my six-month check-up last week. The last time I was in Cleveland was in November for a Shared Medical Appointment (SMA), which is basically a supportive and educational…

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