I Tried Acupuncture: My ORA Experience

Disclosure: I received my services free of charge through ORA’s PR agency. However, they did not ask me to write this review, nor did they tell me what to say about ORA. I paid for everything outside of the main service myself (i.e. cafe and shop purchases). All opinions are my own. I have always […]

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Taking Up Space

Below is the full piece I started to share on my Instagram today. It’s no secret that I’ve struggled with my body image for years. Between being a woman in today’s society and living in a chronically ill body that doesn’t give me much control over how I look or feel, my mind has become […]

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Let’s Talk Diabetes

A couple of weeks ago, my therapist asked me if I wanted to discuss my diabetes. She noted that when we first met, I mentioned that it was—obviously—a huge part of my life and therefore had a huge effect on my anxiety and depression.  I told her that I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to […]

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As Told By Women

Recently, I had the honor of writing an article for the website As Told By Women. Their mission is to inspire and empower women everywhere by sharing stories of resiliency. When they reached out and asked if I’d be willing to share my story of living with chronic illness, I said yes immediately. If you […]

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When Illness Isn’t Inspiring

Warning: I’m about to be negative. I’m so tired. And it’s not the kind of tired that can be cured with sleep. I haven’t written a blog post about diabetes in a while for a few reasons. First of all, I worry that I sound like a broken record. Second, I often feel like my […]

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Medication Generation

Some people think that depression is just a “trend.” That it’s become not only mainstream and acceptable to say that you have depression, but that it has actually become cool. One quick scan of Twitter will reveal that half of our feeds are covered in jokes and memes about being depressed. And, just like with anything else, […]

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Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired

I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. Sure, that’s a line from a 2000’s emo-pop song. But it’s also the truth. I’m 26 years old, but sometimes I feel like I’m 100. I am perpetually exhausted. Not your run-of-the-mill, I-work-a-full-time-job tired. We’re talking hit-by-a-bus, end-of-a-month-long-bender tired. The kind where your body feels like […]

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Dear Mr. President

I normally try to keep politics off of my blog. This time, though, I can’t keep quiet. In light of the recent votes on the state of healthcare in our country, I’ve decided to write an open letter. While addressed to the President, it isn’t just to him. He doesn’t pass votes himself. This is […]

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