Skin Updates – Eczema flare

It was just over a year ago that I was querying whether I change the name of my blog as my eczema was non-existent and I felt I had nothing to post. Fast forward to 2017 and I am currently experiencing my second flare of the year. Before the year, I hadn’t really experienced an … Continue reading

Where have I been?!

So I just posted for the first time in awhile so I thought I would do a general update! As many of you know, I’m currently training as a psychologist here in the UK. I’m about halfway through now. Its busy and there’s academic work to juggle with the clinical work but its generally manageable … Continue reading

Eczema: Reaching the other side of the road where the grass is greener…My healing reflections

When you have eczema all you do is wish you could have normal skin, wish that you could be anybody else who didn’t have to deal with this. Wish that you will wake up one day and it will just finally leave you alone.  I remember at first how reliant I was on what the … Continue reading

May: My goals and skin updates

I cannot believe it is already May! The first four months of this year appear to have flown by without any time at all, though I do feel that my skin is in a really good place at the moment. So here are my updates…. Skin Update: April began with cracked lips, upper lip eczema … Continue reading

April Goals: Rejuvenated mind and skin, say YES to some TLC!

So after my post on my current updates, I decided to set goals. Real goals. Not the type I usually make such as “I will exercise”, “I will eat better”, “I will spend less time on my phone” because let’s face it they’re pretty vague and I say them and pretty much do not do … Continue reading

Tips for Naturally Healing Eczema

If you’ve followed me on my blog since the beginning, you will have witnessed me go from out of control eczema to a place I can physically and emotionally manage my skin. So here are my tips for you on your natural journey: 1) Don’t lose hope.  I never thought it was possible and so many … Continue reading

Cracked lips and Eczema

Over the last couple of months stress has creeped it’s way back into my life and we all know what that means: hello eczema! Stress and eczema for me are so intertwined that if I’ve got one, the other is highly likely to rear its head too! I now see eczema as my body’s way … Continue reading

Eczema: Letters to my Frenemy

I was recently reflecting on how different life may have been had I never got an eczema flare up at 16 which persisted on and on. I can imagine life would have been different and I would have viewed things differently. To share this with you, I wrote two letters: one to my enemy Eczema … Continue reading

Reflection, Taking control and Being Happy

The art of reflection. The ability to evaluate things that have happened and see situations in a more objective and logical way. When bad things happen – a fight, a bad report at work, a flare up – we have this automatic response, a primitive one, to place blame elsewhere, or to hide away and … Continue reading

What’s been good?

As humans it’s in our nature to think of the worst case scenario, what could go wrong in any given situation. It can help us with survival in evolution terms but it also means we focus our energy on the bad. How often do you think about everything that is going well? I’ll admit I’m … Continue reading

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