Thyroid Disease Awareness Month

Thyroid Disease Awareness Month is honored in the month of January; so here we are! I remember a time in my life when thyroid disease wasn’t even a thought that entered my mind. All of that changed in October 2016 when I discovered a lump in my throat. In May of 2017 I was diagnosed…

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Navigating Chronic Illness – Life After Diagnosis Live

Hey y’all! I’m so excited to announce that myself and Lorna Finn of http://www.cystumofcurves.com are partnering to present a special live about chronic illness! Join us as we have an open conversation about advocating for your health, love & relationships, resources and more! Save the date! 1/7/2020 7:30 PM EST. http://instagram.com/apyblog http://instagram.com/cystumorcurves I hope to…

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Therapy Before WLS: Why It's Important

Therapy is one of those things that people either believe is great or believe it has no purpose. If you have ever read my blog, then you know I advocate heavily for therapy. As a person who has battled depression since I was a child; I understand the importance of therapy. WLS is Not a…

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Recap: The Chronicon

If you’re an avid reader of my blog (first of all thank you!) then you are super familiar with The Chronicon and what it is since I interviewed the creator Nitika Chopra here. Check it out to get all the tea on how The Chronicon was born! Leading up to The Chronicon I had been…

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Body Diversity Is Not About Condoning a Lifestyle

If there’s one thing I encounter daily on my social media, it’s the accusation that my existing in a fat body means I condone an unhealthy lifestyle. God forbid I’m not lamenting on how ugly I am, how dissatisfied I am with my looks and oooh how much better my life would be if I…

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What My Weight Loss Journey Is Teaching Me About Myself

Intentional weight loss is such a touchy subject these days, and I’ve shared my thoughts on that. Despite how anyone else feels about it, this is currently the journey that I’m on. And while the journey started out feeling cumbersome and impossible, I’ve been learning a thing or two about myself that leads me to…

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#YouTube: GRWM Chatting Intentional Weight Loss

If you’re familiar with the “plus community” then you are familiar with how diverse the opinion of intentional weight loss is. The plus community is made up of an array of belief systems some of which are vehemently against losing weight on purpose.  In this video today I’m “weighing in” with my opinion!

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Navigating Travel Arrangements w/a Disability

I have always had anxiety issues since I was a little kid. Most people would never know when meeting me; but I have social anxiety to this day! Through therapeutic methods over the years both talking and medication; I’ve pretty much learned how to deal with my anxiety. At least I did, until my disability…

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#HealthChronicles: Listening to Your Body’s Cues

Have you ever felt a discomfort in your body like something just wasn’t quite right but you ignored it? You thought to yourself that it “wasn’t that serious” or perhaps you felt the doctor might treat your concerns trivially. If you’re reading this, I’m sure at one time or another you’ve felt that way. I…

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