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Asking for Help as an Act of Self-Care

Asking for Help as an Act of Self-Care

For so much of my life, a gnawing fear of failure prevented me from asking for help when I needed it most. Anxiety was a primary motivator in many aspects ...

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Cultivating Compassion: The Healing Power of Human Connection

Cultivating Compassion: The Healing Power of Human Connection

I recently made a special pilgrimage to New York City, a sparkling spectacle in all its holiday finery, to attend a tribute dinner in honor of Randy ...

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How Mind-Body Awareness Helps Me Manage My Psoriasis and Other Chronic Conditions

How Mind-Body Awareness Helps Me Manage My Psoriasis and Other Chronic Conditions

“In the end, everyone is aware of this: nobody keeps any of what he has, and life is only a borrowing of bones.” – Pablo Neruda, October Fullness ...

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Closing the Distance Between Us: Enjoying Travel With Chronic Conditions

Closing the Distance Between Us: Enjoying Travel With Chronic Conditions

On a recent flight from Miami to San Francisco, I was reminded of another trip to California where I met up with other psoriasis patients for the first time.

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Psoriasis: What I Wish People Knew

Psoriasis: What I Wish People Knew

Loneliness and lack of understanding can be as debilitating as palmoplantar psoriasis itself. For me, living with several chronic inflammatory diseases is oftentimes a solitary affair...

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How Psoriasis Affects My Work

How Psoriasis Affects My Work

As a soldier in the United States Army, I have run into several issues with my psoriasis. A couple of years ago I had a one-month training in the desert at Fort Irwin...

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