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

alternative/holistic medicine, eczema, exercise and activity, flare-up, food and nutrition, my journey, NEA, pregnancy, relationships, skin biome, skin care, sugar, topical steroid withdrawal, topical steroids, topicals, women's health, wounds and infections

eczema and i: my deviation from the beaten path

  Sometimes the hardest part about having eczema, is dealing with other people. It's not because people are unkind to me about the condition, but rather because it is so hard to help people understand what it is like to have a disease that presents quite severely (for me). Today's post is all about trying… Continue reading eczema and i: my deviation from the beaten path

eczema, exercise and activity, pondering

my random thoughts: exercise is medicine for bones, but also for skin?

A few years ago when I was living in Maryland, I was volunteering with the Montgomery County Bone Builders program. It was a group that offered community classes to adults aged 55+ to help build bone density and reduce osteopenia risk via group weight lifting. Needless to say, I enjoyed it immensely. Well, the other… Continue reading my random thoughts: exercise is medicine for bones, but also for skin?

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: Iā€™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