Drum roll, please!! I am thrilled to share this Guest Blog Post by Sarah Downing with you. Sarah is a thyroid advocate and creator of the blog, Butterflies & Phoenixes, and is also the Blog Editor for ThyroidChange. She has great advice for those of us battling chronic illnesses. Treat yourself with patience and kindness. Whilst you probably wish you could get well overnight, in reality it may take months and sometimes years to experience “normalcy” again. Consider just how long it took you to get sick in the first place. This is a daunting thought, so take it one day at a time and celebrate each stepping stone of progress. Be kind to yourself on the days you are filled with frustration and despair because your mental outlook does … [Read more...]
Hypothyroidism in Children: Not So Rare After All!
I don't believe that there are coincidences. I believe that things happen for a reason. One of the best parts of having a website and blogging about thyroid disorders is that I have met some incredible people along the way. One of those people is Dawn. I don't think it was a coincidence that we "met" online. Her story is similar to mine in that she also has an entire family with thyroid disorders. As you will see, hypothyroidism in children is not as rare as you think. I am honored that she is willing to share her story here at Thyroid Mom. I hope you enjoy learning about her and from her. My name is Dawn. I’m a wife, mother, college student, housewife, and I sell jewelry in an online store. I also have Hashimoto’s. People are … [Read more...]
Rise and Thrive!
So, it's that time of the year where we focus on new beginnings and starting over. I used to write new year's resolutions. I have kept some and totally missed the boat on others. A friend of mine, Sunny Schlenger, suggested new year's intentions. Sunny is a professional organizer, flow coach and author. I know that it's no coincidence that our lives crossed paths. In her article, Intentions vs. Resolutions, Sunny states that "intentions are desires that start at the feeling level." She goes on to say: "They’re quests of our higher self that want to see us be happy, healthy and successful at the things we have a desire to do." I love making lists, setting goals, etc. I have always felt sad, though, when I didn't succeed with … [Read more...]