10 January 2011 ~ 11 Comments

Thyroid Awareness Month – What Awareness Means To Me, by Heide White-King

http://dearthyroid.org/what-awareness-means-to-me-heide/ This article is kicking off a series of articles from guest writers on what awareness means to them in honour of Thyroid Awareness Month. If anyone would like to contribute their own article on this topic, I would be happy to publish it. My mother is my inspiration for advocacy. Marilyn Conant, my mother, […]

Continue Reading

25 December 2010 ~ 12 Comments

Rising Like a Phoenix from the Fires of Burnout

To quote an excellent article by Licenced Clinical Social Worker Mark Gorkin: “Burnout is the gradual process by which a person, in response to prolonged stress and physical, mental and emotional strain, detaches from work and other meaningful relationships. The result is lowered productivity, cynicism, a feeling of being drained, having nothing more to give”. […]

Continue Reading

30 November 2010 ~ 2 Comments

FWBW 1: Meet Sarah Downing and Her Thyroid

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-meet-sarah-downing-and-her-thyroid/ When my doctor diagnosed me with Hashimoto’s (an underactive thyroid caused by an autoimmune disease), I felt both relieved and sad – relieved because I finally had an answer to why the weight was gradually piling on, why I had to spend most of my days in bed and why I suffered from skin […]

Continue Reading

29 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

FWBW 2: How Chronic Illness Affects Our Relationships

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-how-chronic-illness-affects-our-relationships/ Those of us who suffer from chronic illness know only too well how taxing it can be on our relationships with friends and family. How can we explain our disease to them so that they will truly understand? What can we learn from our own experiences and those of others? When it comes to […]

Continue Reading

17 November 2010 ~ 2 Comments

FWBW 14: 27 Easy Ways to Get Back Your Groove

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-27-easy-ways-to-get-back-your-groove/ It’s very easy to get stuck in a rut when you’re faced with chronic illness. Dealing with pain and fatigue day in day out can really get a person down. However, there are ways to brighten up your life and make yourself and others smile. Here are just a selection that I devised together […]

Continue Reading