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5 Easy Ways To Get Over The Guilt Of Saying No

It's the holiday season and that time of year that I especially want to please people. Not only do I have family and friends I want to celebrate with but I have all sorts of preparations to make those celebrations happen. The demands are high this time of year. That also means that stress is… Continue reading 5 Easy Ways To Get Over The Guilt Of Saying No

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How Silver Healer Helps My Autoimmune Mess

"I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers (http://chronicillnessbloggers.com/chronic-illness-bloggers/) network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. " I have had a serious autoimmune disease for six years.  In… Continue reading How Silver Healer Helps My Autoimmune Mess

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Dealing With The Positivity Police

Dear healthy friend, Did you know that I struggle every day with being open and honest with you? As your friend, I want to share myself with you and develop an authentic friendship but my life revolves around my autoimmune disease.  Before you are quick to quote some mindless inspirational thought like, "you have it,… Continue reading Dealing With The Positivity Police

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When Your Family Medical History Reads: X

When I was 8 years old I was called out of fourth grade and into the principal's office.  I sat nervously in the office full of large and intimidating furniture waiting to hear what I had done wrong.  My principal, who later went on to supervise the district, flipped through a manila file folder with… Continue reading When Your Family Medical History Reads: X

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Natural Aromatherapy for Autoimmune Disease

"I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers (http://chronicillnessbloggers.com/chronic-illness-bloggers/) network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in now way influenced by the company. " My family made a gigantic leap of faith and moved 1600… Continue reading Natural Aromatherapy for Autoimmune Disease

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Pain’s Nightmare: Mo’s Dream Cream

"I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers (http://chronicillnessbloggers.com/chronic-illness-bloggers/) network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in now way influenced by the company. " I am a thinker over-thinker, so when I received my autoimmune diagnosis,… Continue reading Pain’s Nightmare: Mo’s Dream Cream

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GIVEAWAY!!!!!! Win $100 worth of Autoimmune Warrior Goodies

Guess what!  Autoimmune Mess is giving away a basket full of Autoimmune Warrior Goodies. Want a chance to win it?  Over the month of June we will be accepting entries from anyone who joins our new mightybell community. Join a great community and win a prize?  What are you waiting for?  Win, win, baby.    … Continue reading GIVEAWAY!!!!!! Win $100 worth of Autoimmune Warrior Goodies

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Harnessing Hydrogen to Fight Inflammation

"I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers (http://chronicillnessbloggers.com/chronic-illness-bloggers/) network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in now way influenced by the company." Beneath every autoimmune disease and flare-up, there hides a singular culprit, inflammation.… Continue reading Harnessing Hydrogen to Fight Inflammation

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Someone Needs To Clean Up This Autoimmune Mess

The autoimmune disease community is 9-50 million people and counting.  Well, as far as we can figure out because we really don't know for sure.  It's our best guess because no one knows the precise numbers.  The American Cancer Society can give you the exact number of malignant cancers diagnosed each year. The problem is… Continue reading Someone Needs To Clean Up This Autoimmune Mess

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I Do Not Look Sick

I do not look sick.  It is a blessing and a curse. Every day is a battle against my body but I look good doing it. This invisible illness, that my friends cannot name or understand, is slowly killing me. Being sick is bad but being invisible while you die is worse. Just like cancer,… Continue reading I Do Not Look Sick