… take a deep breath. That’s a little easier said than done, especially over the past few weeks. I have to admit, I am perpetual worrier and have been since I was little. Uncertainty is a source of anxiety for me and there is definitely been a lot of uncertainty in the headlines these days. One thing I am confident about is that we will make it through, stronger and healthier, physically and spiritually.
I used to worry about Vinnie’s eczema in such an unhealthy way. It consumed me. The worry I felt would cause me to wake in the middle of the night to check his patches and desperately Google remedies and suggestions from doctors and dermatologists. I would often go to the drug store to see if there is something new on the shelves to try or even try again. I worried what other moms thought, I worried I wasn’t doing enough, or was I doing too much? I worried I was failing him. I worried.
If I could go back in time to those long, challenging days in my life, I would have whispered into my ear “… take a deep breath.”
I truly believe that eczema can be successfully managed through kindness, simplicity and mindfulness. A healthy environment, beautiful and nutritious foods and simple, consistent skincare are all so important. I hope to provide you with helpful insight to make your eczema journey a little easier than mine. It takes a village. We are all in this together.