What You Should Know About Hyperhidrosis — Number 6

Courage, dear ones.

In my article with SELF Magazine, I discuss ten things I wish people would understand about those who have hyperhidrosis. Here’s number six:


Read more in my article with SELF Magazine and comment below with the most courageous thing you’ve ever done despite being sweaty when you did it. 

10 Things People With Hyperhidrosis Wish You Knew

Brave faces required when facing the world as an excessive sweater. Learn more!

 

Hyperhidrosis Featured on Rachel Simmonds Health and Wellness

My intention to create hyperhidrosis hope and awareness one drop at a time has made a splash on someone else’s website! Thanks to being named an O, The Oprah Magazine O Mag Insider, I’ve made some amazing connections and collaborated with other inspiring women (and one man, too – hey Joshua!)

Today I’m featured on Rachel Simmonds Health & Wellness. I hope you enjoy our interview. You’ll learn a lot more about me as a person. Happy reading, and thank you Rachel for the lovely feature.

 

What You Should Know About Hyperhidrosis — Number 5

Have you ever felt ashamed in your own body? Body shaming isn’t relegated to just those with hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). 💧💧 In my article with SELF Magazine, I discuss ten things I wish people would understand about those who have hyperhidrosis. Here’s number five: Hyperhidrosis can make us feel really, really ashamed. Read more in my article with SELF Magazine and comment below if you’ve ever felt less than because of your body and the way it behaves. 💧💧

Sweating and Shame

Number 3 in my article with SELF magazine – Hyperhidrosis—10 Things People With the Condition Wish You Knew.
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(Image Credit: Cristi Goia)

Screw You, Hyperhidrosis

hyperhidrosis is a dripping faucet

I’m taking an online writing course, and today’s assignment was to write a “screw you” letter about all the self-limiting beliefs (SLBs) I’ve ever told myself. Then, I was to turn around those SLBs and reclaim my power. Want proof the Universe is conspiring with you for success? Part of today’s curriculum included a quote from Tony Robbins. Coincidence that I recorded a video last week about limiting beliefs and quoted Tony Robbins? I think not. That being said, I felt compelled to share what I wrote here today.

Screw You, Hyperhidrosis

Screw you, hyperhidrosis, for making me think I can’t do certain things because of my sweat.

Screw you, hyperhidrosis, for making me think I’m a freak.

Screw you, hyperhidrosis, for happening in the worst possible moments and not letting me escape from my inner sweaty voice.

Screw you, hyperhidrosis, for making me shrink back from touching people, whether it’s holding hands with someone, cradling someone’s baby, or shaking someone’s hand even though I promise I’m really excited to meet you and am not lacking confidence in myself.

Screw you, sweat, for creating in me a reason to be meek in the first place.

Remove Self-Limiting Beliefs

Remember: We all get what we tolerate. So stop tolerating excuses within yourself, limiting beliefs of the past, or half-assed or fearful states. ~ Tony Robbins

Screw you, hyperhidrosis. I have – and will continue – to do one thing every day that I think I can’t and then watch in victory as I overcome my self-limiting beliefs.

Screw you, hyperhidrosis. My imperfection actually makes me special. Who else can say they can make their own raindrops?

Screw you, hyperhidrosis. My strong, brave heart has propelled me to become a voice for those who feel like they have none, and I am humbled by the Universe’s call to do so.

Screw you, hyperhidrosis. Now I’m able to love myself through each and every moment and stay present with myself no matter what my body does.

Screw you, hyperhidrosis. I never thought my sweaty little story would matter to anyone. But guess what? It does. My sweaty mess is now my message.

You Are Not Your Hyperhidrosis

I know it’s hard to live with hyperhidrosis. I do it every single day. But what if you started to think about your excessive sweating problem – and yourself – in a different way? Let’s talk about this in my video below. (If you’re reading this post via email, watch the video on YouTube instead.)

“At any moment, you can change your life by making one different decision.” ~ Tony Robbins

What You Should Know About Hyperhidrosis — Number Four

In my article with SELF Magazine, I discuss ten things I wish people would understand about those who have hyperhidrosis. Here’s number four: We’re not sweating because we’re nervous. We’re nervous because we’re sweating. There’s a difference.

With hyperhidrosis, our sweating problem does not automatically mean we have an anxiety problem or are nervous. But having this condition can create anxiety and nervousness. Please head over to SELF to read more about the difference, as this is one of those sweat myths that is deeply misunderstood.

10 Things People With Hyperhidrosis Wish You Knew

Hyperhidrosis does not automatically mean we have an anxiety problem. Learn more!

(Image Credit: Cristi Goia)

Clara’s Breakthrough Crew

Clara Breakthrough Crew My Life as a PuddleExciting news! I’ve been selected as a Breakthrough Crew Ambassador for Clara Health. Clara’s mission is to help people seek out and access breakthrough clinical trials. If you’ve never participated in a clinical trial before, the process can be daunting, especially for those who are extremely ill and may require additional assistance, such as transportation to and from the trial site.

Clara helps patients and caregivers navigate the clinical trials process, reducing an overwhelming feeling when so many are already burdened by their health situations. Clara brings clarity to the newest treatment options and helps patients feel more empowered and less alone, which is something I try to do every day with my blog.

You, too?

You’ll never believe this. When I had my kickoff call with Lilly, the Head of Patient Advocacy, she told me she wished she would have found me when she was younger. Why? Because she has hyperhidrosis! Hers is better controlled now, but she confided in me that it was really bad when she was younger. All it takes for connection to occur is for one person to be brave enough to speak up.

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.  ~ C.S. Lewis

Advocacy Ahead

I’m looking forward to working with Clara to bring access and awareness to breakthrough clinical trials. Not only will I be advocating for hyperhidrosis but for ulcerative colitis and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, two autoimmune conditions that I also have. A trifecta of medical conditions, but I won’t let them get me down.

I may have my bad moments, but those moments don’t have me.

What You Should Know About Hyperhidrosis — Number 3

In my article with SELF Magazine, I discuss ten things I wish people would understand about those who have hyperhidrosis. Here’s number three: No, seriously. We can’t just stop sweating.

With hyperhidrosis, our sweating problem is like a faucet that won’t turn off. Please head over to SELF to read more details about #3 below.

Hyperhidrosis—10 Things People With the Condition Wish You Knew. #3

Number 3 in my article with SELF magazine – Hyperhidrosis—10 Things People With the Condition Wish You Knew.
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(Image Credit: Cristi Goia)

What You Should Know About Hyperhidrosis — Number Two

In my article with SELF Magazine, I discuss ten things I wish people would understand about those who have hyperhidrosis. Here’s number two: hyperhidrosis affects every single aspect of our lives, from clothing to career choice.

If you have excessive sweating, you may avoid certain types of clothing and shoes because they can out you by showing sweat marks. You may also avoid certain careers, such as law enforcement or medicine because of the weapons or equipment you might have to handle. Please head over to SELF to read more details about #2 below.

What You Should Know About Hyperhidrosis — Number 2

Number 2 in my article with SELF magazine – Hyperhidrosis—10 Things People With the Condition Wish You Knew. Learn more!

(Image Credit: Cristi Goia)

What You Should Know About Hyperhidrosis — Number 1

In my article with SELF Magazine, I discuss ten things I wish people would understand about those who have hyperhidrosis. Here’s number one: We aren’t dirty. And yes, we bathe. A lot.

One of the misconceptions about people who have an excessive sweating problem is that we are dirty. We’re not.  Please head over to SELF to read more about #1 below.

What You Should Know About Hyperhidrosis #1

Number 1 in my article with SELF magazine – Hyperhidrosis—10 Things People With the Condition Wish You Knew. Learn more!

(Image Credit: Cristi Goia)

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