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What do you wear when you want to feel your best?

As a kid (OK, and to this day), one of my favorite TV shows was the “Mary Tyler Moore Show.” The series followed Mary Richards as she pursued her independence by packing up her life and moving to Minneapolis to become an associate producer on the local TV station’s six o’clock news — all while impeccably dressed in beautiful ’70s styles that made her feel good and stand out. Skye’s mom would sing her the show’s theme song as a lullaby and together they coined the phrase “Have a Mary day!“.

What does it mean to have a “Mary day”? When you need to take on the world, put on an outfit that makes you feel your best and remind yourself that you are incredible. Even if you feel like garbage on the inside, put something on the outside that exudes confidence and makes you smile.

For me, painting on my favorite red lipstick and wearing some earrings helps me have a Mary day. Even if I wear my go-to sweatpants, I feel confident and ready to take on the world.

Share what helps you have a Mary day! And keep this lyric from the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” theme song in your head as you go through your day today: “You’re gonna make it after all.” ✨

#MightyMinute #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #DistractMe #RareDisease #Disability #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #SpoonieLifeHacks #Parenting #Fibromyalgia #Eczema #Erythromelalgia #Anxiety #Depression

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#MightyTogether Answers to clear my 3-4 month chronic eczema on bottoms of my feet.

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A new episode of The Mighty Podcast!? 🔎 Going More Than Skin Deep

For being the body’s largest organ, skin conditions sure do have a mixed reputation. (Insert joke here about them being flaky.) In this episode of The Mighty Podcast, host Ashley (hey that's me!) gets under the skin (well, metaphorically) of guests @camararollin, @chronicallymeh, @skyeg, and Katia to talk about their respective skin conditions.

While they do discuss the physical symptoms of their diagnoses — #Eczema , #Rosacea , #Acne , and #KeratosisPilaris — they also dive into how those conditions impact their mental health as well as their relationships with the skin they’re in.

Come for the validation, stay for Shruti and Katia’s incredibly detailed masterclass in skin care 101.

New episodes of The Mighty Podcast coming to you monthly! What topic do you want us to dive into?

P.S. A transcript of the episode is available here: Going More Than Skin Deep

#ChronicIllness #skinconditions #Psoriasis

Going More Than Skin Deep

Our guests discuss the physical (and mental health) symptoms of skin conditions as well as their relationships with the skin they’re in.
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What’s your relationship with your skin?

Did you know that your skin is your largest organ?

There are an estimated 3,000 identified health conditions that primarily affect the skin, and countless other conditions that involve dermatological manifestations.

Because the outer layer of our skin is just that — on the outside — skin conditions or skin that falls outside the “norm” can feel like it’s under more public scrutiny than some other physical and mental conditions. We’re also bombarded with advertisements for makeup and skin care that are supposed to fix all of our “flaws,” but really just drain our pockets.

I’ve had a complicated relationship with my skin since around age 10. Acne (yep, I had it as a preteen and it’s gotten even worse in adulthood), easy bruising and skin fragility, the odd case of hives here and there, constant irritation, and repeated skin infections have caused me to be quite self-conscious about the appearance of my skin. I’m working toward having a more neutral relationship with my skin, rather than viewing it as a source of constant shame.

How do you feel about your skin?

#Psoriasis #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #Eczema #Acne #RareDisease #ChronicIllness #CheckInWithMe #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #BodyDysmorphicDisorder #MastCellActivationDisorder

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Home from the dermatologist appointment

I have had some time to think... I'm kinda miffed about it, cuz my doctor has diagnosed me with sebo dermatitis, then changed it to sebo psoriasis, and now she's like "it's not psoriasis since it's better now after the meds but it could someday turn into sebo psoriasis and you can have psoriatic arthritis without the skin problems " which doesn't make sense. I'm fed up with my doctor. She said I can't use the meds long term but I'm supposed to use it twice per week. Ugh. She told me she had to put eczema on my chart in order for insurance to approve the new meds. I just am so exhausted from this whole thing.

#CheckInWithMe #Psoriasis

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