eczema, my journey, storytime

storytime: rain and insomnia

My thoughts at 4am this morning: Itch-induced insomnia has been a big irritant in my life lately. Once awake, the sweet whispers of my deeply creative but poorly timed imagination spring into gear and I'm left day-dreaming and pondering through all the remaining hours of the night. Tonight, a mini torrential downpour has started after… Continue reading storytime: rain and insomnia

exercise and activity, my journey, storytime

yoga for eczema

This is a post I initially wrote after talking about the different alternative medicines and their content. I never ended up posting it because I had the baby and promptly forgot I wrote it. But without further ado, here is a post that focuses a bit more on the physical aspects of one of those holistic… Continue reading yoga for eczema

distraction, eczema, exercise and activity, skin biome, storytime

storytime! digging down deep

Here's little bit of writing for fun that I came up with during a bout of insomnia this week. My mama always said you need to dig deep to really find yourself. What I didn't realize was that she meant it literally. The first warm weekend in New England, I found myself at Home Depot,… Continue reading storytime! digging down deep

distraction, eczema, exercise and activity, flare-up, storytime

babysitting with eczema: flare-ups while caretaking

So many searches come up with how to be a caretaker for a person or child with eczema, but I haven't heard from, or found research more about the challenges and options for when the caretaker is the one with eczema. This week I am watching my baby cousin. He's about 7 months old now… Continue reading babysitting with eczema: flare-ups while caretaking

eczema, media/arts, my journey, storytime

so here’s the skin-y

Who am I: I’m a woman with eczema. I love reading, gardening (mostly indoors lately, as I live up north), writing, playing music (though I am a bit out of practice for both viola and piano), daydreaming, sunshine and warm weather, exploring areas by foot, watching horror movies with my husband and constantly talking through… Continue reading so here’s the skin-y