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iammisssnowflake:

A snap taken of some psoriasis on my elbow. 
Today is a good day.

this is like what mine is lately too!! summmerr

iammisssnowflake:

A snap taken of some psoriasis on my elbow. 

Today is a good day.

this is like what mine is lately too!! summmerr

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Lately/this summer/for the first time, I’ve just been saying FUCK IT and wearing shorter skirts and short sleeves and tank tops out in public.

And it’s been awesome!!

Not that there aren’t days when I have bouts of feeling shitty about myself and about my skin and need to cover up. Just that it’s worth it when I push myself outside of that comfort zone. It is so easy to just crack and wear jeans and longer sleeves and pretend you’re not DYING under there, but is it really worth it? Is it really fair to yourself?? Or are you just trying to make other people feeling more comfortable around you because some part of yourself is disgusted by your own body and feels ugly and less-than and doesn’t want anyone else to have to experience it either?

Today I was feeling bad about myself and my skin (so easy to do!) but I still put on a skirt and pumped myself up a little bit and mostly just forgot about it and stopped caring and it felt GREAT — the sun on my skin, the grass on my skin, the wind on my skin. Lately I’ve been having moments of realizing that it just doesn’t matter, my body is mine and my own and really all I have, it is the only vessel I will ever possess, and it is just as worthy of respect and comfort, just as deserving to wear shorts as anyone else’s body.

Sometimes it’s easier to be uncovered around strangers as opposed to people you know/coworkers/acquaintances. Weird how that goes! Maybe because I care less about the opinions of strangers than the opinions of people whose respect I feel I need to earn.

I’ve seen a couple strangers with psoriasis out in public lately and that makes me so happy! I always have the urge to strike up a conversation, but I never do. Enough for me to see them and know that both of us are temporarily existing in the same place doing our respective things.

Thoughts about psoriasis!

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(same thing)

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mindofataurus:

2014 is the year of affirmation. Take the time to affirm the aspects of your life you want to attract, develop or transform.
I release my need to impress others. I know that I have nothing to prove. I accept myself just the way I am. 
More affirmations here.

mindofataurus:

2014 is the year of affirmation. Take the time to affirm the aspects of your life you want to attract, develop or transform.

I release my need to impress others. I know that I have nothing to prove. I accept myself just the way I am.

More affirmations here.

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"Loving you means holding yourself with unconditional positive regard.
 It means giving yourself the time and space to make poor choices and bad decisions, knowing that you are learning and growing through it all. 
Loving you means consciously and consistently engaging in behaviors and activities that are self-supportive, self-affirming and self-honoring. 
It also means when you forget or resist opportunities to honor you, instead of beating yourself up, you look for and embrace the lessons you learn. 
When you love on you, when you trust you, when you honor you, you set the standard for how others will love you.”
Iyanla Vanzant

"Loving you means holding yourself with unconditional positive regard.

It means giving yourself the time and space to make poor choices and bad decisions, knowing that you are learning and growing through it all.

Loving you means consciously and consistently engaging in behaviors and activities that are self-supportive, self-affirming and self-honoring.

It also means when you forget or resist opportunities to honor you, instead of beating yourself up, you look for and embrace the lessons you learn.

When you love on you, when you trust you, when you honor you, you set the standard for how others will love you.”

Iyanla Vanzant

(Source: mindofataurus, via mindofataurus)

hey there! I'm 16 and I'm starting to get small patches of psoriasis on my shoulders and my legs, I was wondering if you had some advice on how to prevent it from spreading/getting worse. I sort of looked it up online but nobody actually answered how you're supposed to stop it before it really starts, so I figured it would be better to ask someone with a little more experience. (my mom doesn't make an effort to get rid of her psoriasis so I can't ask her) thank you :)

unfortunately, i think the best thing you can do is try as much as possible not to be stressed about it and keep enjoying doing what you want to do. keep your body healthy, engage in habits that reduce stress. it’s hard… but no matter what happens with your skin, you deserve to feel good!

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Hi, I'm 19 years old from Australia and have only been suffering from psoriasis for about 3 months, however it's really getting to me. I have guttate and plaque psoriasis, and I was wondering what treatments worked for you? I've been going to a dermatologist and doing UV which seems to be working, but I was wondering if there was anything I could do in day-to-day life that helped you? Also, it was really cool to find your blog :)
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Hi, I'm Andy. I'm 43 and in Minnesota too. I'm wondering are you still doing the blog? What works for you? My psoriasis is getting worse all the time. I'm going to try tanning... LOL! Ooh, i have plaque psoriasis. If you would like to reply I'll check back soon. Good luck to you, i hope it gets better!

sorry, i don’t do anything on the blog too often these days, but what up Minnesota! how did tanning go?

Hi, My name is Kae. I'm an 18 year-old female, and I really need someone's advice. I have really stubborn plaque psoriasis on my scalp, hands, neck and face. I have tried dermasmooth, clobetasol treatments, various creams/ointments, and I even go to UV Light treatment three times a week. It's getting worse. I am embarrassed to go to school because my hair is falling out at an alarming rate and my face is unsightly right now. Is there anything I can do to make it better? I'd like to go to school
Hey I'm 16 and I've had psoriasis since I was little. Recently it's gotten heaps worse and I've seen dermatologists and they've given me stuff but nothing's worked! Any suggestions? I also have scalp psoriasis that is very very painful anything for that either? Thanks
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my name is Rebekah and i am 23 from Massachusetts, i've had psoriasis since i was probably 6 years old
Hi! My name is Alexandria and I've been suffering from psoriasis for as long as I can remember (I literally do not remember a time when I didn't have it.) Anywho, my psoriasis covers most of my arms and legs, my hands, ankles, toes, inside of my ears and occasionally just above my eyelids. I also recently acquired health insurance and went to a dermatologist. He put me on Methotrexate and so far my skin has shown a little clearing. I just wanted to know if anyone else has tried this medication?

I was on methotrexate for a year and it didn’t do too much for me, but that was also in college and I wasn’t living the healthiest lifestyle at that point… plus different treatments just work differently on different people! wishing you well with methotrexate! :)

Hi everyone! My name is Alyssa. I'm 23 years old and I've had plaque psoriasis for over 10 years now. I'm posting here since I couldn't find the submit button (?) haha I'm new to the whole blogging thing and basically joined Tumblr just to check out this blog. This blog is pretty awesome and I've never seen anything else like it. For someone who's been dealing with psoriasis for a long time, this blog has really made a positive impact on my outlook on life and my skin. It's awesome!
dead sea salt bath!

dead sea salt bath!

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