I try to be aware of where my products come from, and try to avoid companies that test on animals…but how do I feel about being a human test subject? It’s a question I never considered being faced with, but here I sit, reading about the various LAM studies across the US, trying to decide which, if any,… Continue reading Do I Want to be a Lab Rat?
Skincare has always been very important to me. You only get one set of skin, so you better take care of it if you want to keep it looking good for life. It’s also the body’s largest organ, so what we put on it is as important as what we put in our mouths. I started on a… Continue reading My Picks for Protecting Your Face from the Sun
“How are you really doing?” (said in a hushed voice)… Huh? This question usually follows anywhere from a 5 minute to an hour long conversation, one in which I’ve talked about anything from my LAM diagnosis, work, the weather and my weekend travel plans. I get it from EVERYONE, even my mother. I know this is being… Continue reading How You Doin? (in best Wendy Williams voice)
Summer is right around the corner and we’ve finally caught a few glimpses of sun here on the East Coast after 2+ consecutive weeks of rain, which makes it the perfect time to mention that May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV)… Continue reading May is Melanoma Awareness Month
Did you know studies show that indoor air can be five times more polluted than outdoor air? Gross! I’ve suffered from allergies since I was a child, so we’ve always tried to keep our home allergy and asthma friendly, and we’ve taken some extra steps since I was diagnosed with LAM. Cleaner indoor air can… Continue reading Easy Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air
For our 35th birthdays in December, a friend and I got matching lotus tattoos. I loved the meanings behind the lotus flower; there are a variety of meanings depending on both the culture and the color of the lotus. That ones that stood out to me were the ideas of rebirth and renewal, of a… Continue reading Lotus Tattoos and a LAM Diagnosis