♥ Share Your Stories! ♥

Hello Everyone!!!

I was checking through my blog and I’m absolutely amazed by where everyone is from! I can’t believe my blog has reached so far! I hope you all are doing well and hopefully my blog can/has help even the slightest bit! No matter what Country you’re from I’d love to hear your stories! If you would like to share your stories enter the tag edspaoutreach ! 

The following country’s have visited my blog!

 

United States

Canada

United Kingdom

Australia

India

China

Sweden

Netherlands

Turkey

Philippines

Algeria

Israel

Italy

Burkina Fasco

Puerto Rico

Syria

Belgium

Japan

Denmark

Chile

South Africa

Spain

Ukraine

Ecuador

Ireland

 

Thank you all so much!

Again, if you would like to share your stories do the tag edspaoutreach !

Stay Beautiful!

♥ Cassie

 

 

♥ Those Who Just Don’t Understand (Chronic Illness) ♥

Everyday we all go through this constant pain that keeps us limited and unable to a lot of things like those who don’t share our struggle. A lot of people say the physical pain can’t be too bad, but they cant see the excruciating pain that goes not only through our bodies, but heart and soul.

Every Single Day…

What are you doing after school?

Are you going to college?

Whats you dream job?

What does your future look like?

Those questions eat at me more than the physical pain.. All my dreams since is was a young child are gone.. Dance, College, work, family, etc… Taken away right in front of my eyes from an illness that left me sick throughout my teen years. No answers to what it was or why i was feeling this way, but it didn’t stop there.

After 7 years I was finally diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. The questions kept coming..

You know you can’t manage that, right?

You will never accomplish that, why even try?

Why don’t you just give up?

Those are questions people ask that makes me want to break down and cry.

It pains me knowing I won’t ever be the same person living the dreams i planned on for so long.

But I won’t give up…I can’t give up.

The love and support from my family and friends keep me going! Wanting to make a difference  keeps me going. Together we can do this..

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Stay Beautiful

Cassie

♥ The Mighty ♥ Chronic Illness (EDS)

♥ The Mighty ♥

Hello everyone!! I apologize for the long wait! I wasn’t  feeling the best and was busy, but I’m back!!!

I’m going to be talking about a website that was very informative and helpful to my family and I! A lot may already know about it but for those who don’t I hope it can help in some way!!

♥ The Mighty website (Link Below) has many different categories that could hopefully help just about anyone!

  • Personal Feed
  • News
  • Parenting
  • Autism
  • Disability
  • Mental Health
  • Chronic Illness
  • Rare Disease
  • Cancer

The Mighty has helped my family and I so much! It informed us about my chronic illness more than any doctor around here could.

When I first got diagnosed, I felt like I was all alone and couldn’t relate to other people my age, Most of them just thought it was some type of joke. My mom then found the Mighty and showed me, I felt connected because a lot of them were feeling and going through what I was..I finally realized..I’m not alone in this fight. I have my families support through everything as well as the amazing people I have starting to talk to throughout my blog and the Mighty!

From reading and watching the Mighty i have learned to not be ashamed or embarrassed about having a chronic illness (EDS). Everyone is unique in their own way but that doesn’t make us any less beautiful!

Seeing so many stories i related to helped with the diagnosis, before i was confused and scared. It’s helped me open up more so I hope to share more often on here for you all!

Thinking of doing a QA any questions?!

Thank you all!

-Stay Beautiful

-Cassie

♥ Why? -Living with A Chronic Illness/EDS

“Why” is what I ask myself everyday…

♥ Why must I be this way?

♥ Why do I have to be in so much pain?

♥ Why is my life changing?

But, there is always one other thing that pops up in my head and that is “what”…

♥ What did I do to deserve all of this?

All of the depression and heart ache because my future will never be as i planned.

My dream job and starting a family of my own ripped away from me because of this horrible illness. The feeling of crying myself to sleep at night knowing that this is reality and there is no way to fix it or make it go away.

People could look at me from the outside and may think nothing is wrong, but on the inside I’m in so much pain and slowly breaking into pieces. It’s saddening to know that there are people out around who are going through the same thing.

Not being believed and respected is a big part of chronic illness, I’m sure everyone has had their share of similar words from their doctors. That is the most frustrating thing…Nobody know your body as much as you do, if you’re feeling pain then you’re feeling pain, nothing in between. If a Doctor doesn’t help, push for another Doctor and keep standing strong!

I have one more why..

♥ Why not use this to help others?

Yes, life can be so unfair at times but, we can’t let this stop us. We need to keep our heads held up high and remember the future is not over.  We can move forward and do something so great!

 

Thank you all for reading my blog post I really appreciate it! Love you all!

♥ Stay Beautiful

– Cassie

♥ I would love to thank my family for being so supportive! I love you! ♥

♥ A Letter To You!!

Hello everyone! Just a  letter to you!!

You are absolutely Beautiful! Don’t ever change the way you are for someone else. Don’t let people get to you and say rude things…You’re stronger than them! You’re a warrior, You have the powers to help others! We can do this! Remember..you are all loved and appreciated! I appreciate everyone who’s stuck by me through everything. I’m always here to help anyone who needs it!

Just wanted to let everyone know!

I love you ALL!!

-Stay beautiful!

Cassie

 

I’m Thankful For….

I know this is a bit late but I need people to know….I am so thankful for everything and everyone in  my life!

I am thankful for this blog…It’s helped me throughout the year more than you can imagine!

I am thankful for the people who takes a little time to look at my blog or send me a message!

I am thankful for all of the amazing and beautiful people who I have met through blogging!

I am thankful that i can help people out just like me..and educate others on Ehlers – Danlos Syndrome.

I am thankful for the friends that except me for who i am!

I am thankful for my amazing family who always supports me, loves me, and has my back. I love you guys sooooo much!

I am thankful for the doctors who stuck by me through the years and helped us get to this point. If it wasn’t for my family or doctors I don’t know even know where my health would be today.

I am thankful for my pets..they can make your day a tad bit easier!

I am blessed that I have you all! If you are ever having a hard time or questions olease message me! I would love to answer back!

-Stay Beautiful

Cassie

Learn About Essential Oils! ♥ Guest Post ♥

Essential Oils –

Have you heard about essential oils? You’ve probably noticed social media posts about them. You might have even seen some of the cute little bottles on sale at a natural food store or craft show. If you give me 10 minutes, I’ll do my best to explain what essential oils can do for you.

Essential oils are very concentrated liquids that are extracted from plants, trees, flowers, and other natural sources. Lesson number one: they are not new! Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, and older civilizations from the Orient and Muslim worlds have all used the nature around them to improve physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Even today, there are millions of people using essential oils to treat a wide variety of health conditions.

WHY? You can walk into any drug store and buy medications to help your needs. Why use essential oils? I don’t know about you, but I’ve never opened a bottle of Tylenol – and felt instantly relieved by the pure scent of….? What does Tylenol even smell like? Lesson number two: Did you know that your sense of smell is probably your strongest sense?

“Our sense of smell is 10,000 times more sensitive than any other of our senses and recognition of smell is immediate. Other senses like touch and taste must travel through the body via neurons and the spinal cord before reaching the brain whereas the olfactory response is immediate, extending directly to the brain. This is the only place where our central nervous system is directly exposed to the environment.” (von Have, Serene Aromatherapy) http://www.tsbvi.edu/seehear/summer05/smell.htm

Sure, smelling lovely things can make us smile, for a moment… but scents fade and our conditions remain. Lesson number three: Your sense of smell has direct access to your brain!

“Our sense of smell affects the limbic system of our brain. Because the limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance, essential oils can have profound physiological and psychological effects. Our amygdala gland in the brain is where trauma and negative emotions are stored. The only thing that affects this gland to release the trauma and stored negative emotions is our sense of smell. That is why essential oils are the best way to release these.” http://simplyhealthy.homestead.com/

Essential oils can be purchased as “singles” meaning they contain one simple ingredient, let’s say Lemon. Or you could buy “blends” which contain a mixture of several essential oils in one bottle. Citrus Fresh contains Lemon, Tangerine, Bergamot, etc. Each single or blend of essential oils has their own unique benefit or use. It takes time to learn about each oil, but research is fun – especially when it helps you feel better! Essential oils can be applied topically (usually diluted,) taken orally (with appropriate research and knowledge) or simply inhaled! The easiest method is actually also the most direct. Just open up that bottle and take a big deep breath, or 3! While a diffuser in your home is a fantastic investment, a single drop of your favorite essential oil on a cotton ball will also do the trick!

I began using essential oils about 4 years ago, when my missionary friend from Uganda suggested them. At first, I’ll admit I had a hard time believing their abilities, but time and time again, I have been impressed with their potential. Do I think essential oils can cure everything? No… and if my 5 year old falls out of a tree with a broken arm, we’re still going to get in the car and drive to the ER. I’m not going to try using an essential oil! J But on the flip side of that – we always try essential oils first, for every day ailments and emotional needs!

My advice to anyone trying essential oils – is to begin with the basics. If you’ve never opened a bottle of essential oils, don’t try to cure cancer with the first drop! Rather, let’s start with selecting an essential oil that can help you sleep better! … or give you an energy boost late afternoon. Let’s begin with an essential oil that can boost your immune system or help lighten your mood on a trying day. Once you’re rested and feeling a bit better – you can dive into more research and work on the next symptom most important to you.

If you’d like additional information about essential oils, and how you can learn more or get started, please email me and/or join my Facebook group: Essential Oils Can Do That?!

amberepierce82@gmail.com

 

Thank you so much, Amber for everything!

Stay Beautiful!

-Cassie