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My 2017 Reflection

My 2017 Reflection

To me, the new year means a time to reset and get back to routine after 6+ weeks of festivities. I’ve never been much for resolutions because they’ve always been so easy to forgot about by the end of January. But I do think that the start of a new year is the perfect time … Continue reading

Cyndi Lauper Talks Psoriasis & Hope

Cyndi Lauper Talks Psoriasis & Hope

In honor of World Psoriasis Day, I had a once in a lifetime opportunity to talk with the incredible Cyndi Lauper about her new song, Hope, which was inspired by the conversations that she’s having with people in the psoriasis community and by her own journey with the disease. The song title so purely captures … Continue reading

Planning for Stress Flares

Planning for Stress Flares

Stress and anxiety are said to be one of the top triggers for psoriasis flares, but unfortunately stress seems to be inescapable for most of us. There are varying levels of stress and sometimes it hits without warning, but there are times when you know a stressful period is coming and you can find ways … Continue reading

The NPF and the Seal of Recognition

Since my initial diagnosis, the National Psoriasis Foundation has been an integral part of my psoriasis treatment plan. Shortly after learning that I had the disease in high school, my mom and I attended one of their “More Than Skin Deep” events in NYC. My grandmother had a mild case of psoriasis so I had … Continue reading

Psoriasis & Fatigue

Psoriasis & Fatigue

Ironically, I’ve been working on this post for months now because lately when I find a moment to write, I’ve been too exhausted to think. One of the lesser known side effects of psoriasis is fatigue. According to the NPF, there are a number of factors involved, one of the most important being the underlying … Continue reading

The Spots are Back!

The Spots are Back!

2016 has been a very slow year for me on Just A Girl With Spots, but an incredibly busy year for my family. To the delight of her big sister, we welcomed Nico Shea into the world on September 27 and along with a lack of sleep have been enjoying her baby snuggles and smiles for the past 7 … Continue reading

Connecting with Other Psoriasis Sufferers Online

Connecting with Other Psoriasis Sufferers Online

Today’s post comes to us on behalf of NewLifeOutlook, a lifestyle website for people living with psoriasis. Angela Finlay is a freelance health writer who believes that variety is not only the spice of life, but essential for happiness and longevity. As an avid runner, rock climber, artist, and vegetarian cook, her passion for health and … Continue reading

The Winter Blahs & More

The Winter Blahs & More

I know it’s been awhile and I hope you all are doing well! Unfortunately, I’ve been crazy busy and pretty stressed with life lately. There are some big changes happening with my current client that I’m sure will work out for the best, but in the meantime is keeping me on my toes. Also on the … Continue reading