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Chronic Illness Advocate ❤️  💗: #ThePointOfPainPodcast ⚡️ 🎤: @ResistanceRevivalChorus Listen to My Podcast + Learn More Here👇🏽

Yesterday was pretty rough 💗💗💗 After posting my swimsuit campaign which felt so vulnerable, I got about 4 messages + comments telling me that I was fat and needed to go to the gym. It brought me to a super tender place, and I realized it’s mostly because I have felt so activated around my body and my weight over the last year as it’s fluctuated due to my health. 💗💗💗 I just want to remind all of you that you never know what’s going on with someone and their body. In our culture it’s become so normalized to comment on people’s weight and expect them to always be perfectly thin. But if we are being honest, most Women’s bodies are different every week of the month. 💗💗💗 Learning to love my body, even when I’m swollen and carrying excess weight has been HARD. It’s made me doubt myself, judge myself, feel ashamed and so much more. But I found out that I’m deficient in Vitamin D which causes weight gain and my body is not metabolizing estrogen properly which also causes weight gain. I’m eating “perfectly” and working with my doctors and acupuncturist to balance out my system and I know that my body and I are doing the absolute best we can 💗💗💗 So next time you see someone online, or meet a friend in person after a long time, and notice that they’ve gained weight, also know that you have no idea what their struggle is. 💗💗💗 And for the 100’s of you that left me so much love, sent me messages and reposted my campaign, you filled my heart with so much joy and I am forever grateful for that and you. #health #selflove #chronicillness #spoonie #bodypositive 📷: @cleowade

LOVING YOUR BODY IN PUBLIC 💗⚡️💗 Is something that I never even imagined I would be able to do. But when my friends @summersalt asked me to be a part of their Beach Bodies campaign which shows you that EVERY body is a beach body, I knew I had to say “YES!” Because if I can love my body with all of it’s psoriasis scars, soft parts from hormone imbalances, freckles from sun therapy and scaly patches when I am flaring up, I want you to know that you can love your body just as it is, too. 💗💗💗 I did this shoot the morning of my 38th birthday and it felt like a full circle moment for me. I remembered how many summers I have absolutely dreaded wearing a bathing suit and being seen on the beach or by the pool. But ever since I have been wearing Summersalt bathing suits (which are sustainable, only $95 for a suit valued at $200 and created to fit perfectly using data from 1.5 million different measurements from all different types of bodies) I feel SO excited to show just how beautiful my beach body is. I know it can feel scary and sometimes even impossible, but if you have a body and you have a beach, you have a beach body!! I hope you check out these suits and feel empowered in your perfect body this summer. Love you angels. I did this for us, just know you’re not alone 💗🙏🏾💗 #SummersaltBeachBabes #GoSummersalt #selflove #psoriasis #chronicillness #beachbody #summer

This is your Friday reminder that You Are LOVE 💗💗💗 #truth #selflove #love #inspirationalquotes 📷/ @goddess__awakening

MY BODY. MY RIGHT TO CHOOSE 💗🗣💗 I have never had an abortion but for over a decade I was on a medication that would cause me to have an ectopic pregnancy if I had ever gotten pregnant. I got comfortable with the fact that if I had ever gotten pregnant, I would have had to have an abortion otherwise I could have died. 💗💗💗 Now that I’m not on that medicine, I still know that my body would not do well at ALL if I tried to carry a baby to term with all of the auto-immune conditions I have. I can’t even imagine having someone tell me that I HAD to have a child I wasn’t going to be capable of caring for and that could potentially destroy my health. Even if it’s not resulting in my death this is still MY CHOICE TO MAKE. 💗💗💗 I support anyone who has had to make this choice or will have to make it in the future. Whether it’s from an accident you thought you were protecting yourself from, a horrific crime, a heartbreak or anything in between. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR BODY. That should be the end of this discussion. 💗🗣💗To help support the right to choose, please consider sharing your own stories around abortion (that means you too, men). Please also consider donating to @yellowfund as well as @plannedparenthood 💗💗💗 #chronicillness #abortion #health #mybodymychoice #selflove #autoimmune #truth

DREAMS COME TRUE PART 2 ❤️❤️❤️ Last week was a big one, I shared that I launched a product line which was a dream come true for me. Then a few days later my amazing brother Nitin (aka Neets as I call him) graduated medical school!!! ⚡️⚡️⚡️ That would be a big deal for anyone, but I am especially proud of my brother for doing it. You see, after going to Stanford University for undergrad, Wharton for business school and becoming a successful investment banker which would have been more than enough for anyone to achieve - he knew he still wasn’t living his total dream of being a doctor. So he quit everything and as he turns 40 (happy birthday!!) on Friday he will be in Mongolia treating patients and starting residency in Manhattan this July. ❤️❤️❤️ He’s not really in to all the fanfare of social media so he would never tell you any of these things on his own, but as his younger sister, I couldn’t let this happen without shouting it from the roof tops. I am so insanely proud of you Neets and you always inspire me, maybe more than you will ever know. Love you!! ❤️❤️❤️ #medicalschool #brother #family #dreams #dreamscometrue PS - my Dad’s favorite thing is chocolate ice cream so I just couldn’t help sharing that pic. He’s the cutest!! ✨💓😍

THE TRUTH ABOUT MY THIGHS 🙏🏾✨ For the longest time, my thighs felt like the safest part of my body. They’ve never really fluctuated in weight (unlike the rest of my body), my psoriasis has always been minimal in this area (unlike the rest of my body) and there are no deformed or damaged bones (unlike many other parts of my body). Does anyone else have a “safe place” on their body? 💗💗💗 My journey with self-love has been about so many things, one of them certainly being about discovering that my entire body is safe, not just one part that seems to have it all together. Even the parts that are softer than I wish at times, have more scales of psoriasis than I find comfortable or have bones that don’t work the way they used to. This whole body that I was given, is as perfect as any one single part and remembering that everyday has been one of the most profound practices of my life. 💗💗💗 This week on my podcast, The Point of Pain, my guest @chinaealexander and I talk all about the ups and down of loving our bodies exactly how they are. She’s one of my favorites to turn to on this platform for when my body-thoughts aren’t doing so well. I hope you’ll click the link in my bio and listen to our conversation because it’s a juicy one! 💗💗💗 How can you commit to loving your WHOLE body today? Love you angels. #selflove #monday #truth #bodypositive #body #chronicillness #psoriasis #psoriaticarthritis #confidence

I LOVE YOU, MOM 💗💗💗 When I think about all the qualities I would ask God for, when asking him for the “perfect” Mom, I would simply describe you. I know that’s really sappy but it’s also really true. You’ve made me in to a strong, independent, kind, compassionate woman and although I didn’t make it easy on you, your love has healed me countless times in my life. Thank you for being my nurse, always by my side for those 17 years when I was in the most pain any of us had ever endured. For loving me through my heartache when it was broken. For trusting me more and more over the years, even though my American ways are so different than the ways you grew up in India. Thank you for never pressuring me to get married (again) and find a man to complete me, letting me know I’m fine just as I am. You are an angel in my life Mom, I feel like the luckiest person ever that I get to be your daughter. Thank you for choosing me in this lifetime and for loving me every moment of it 💗💗💗 #motherhoodunplugged #mothersday #love #mom #selflove #truth #mothers

For those who are grieving this weekend ❤️❤️❤️ I know that Mother’s Day can be hard for so many people. Some who wish that they were mother’s, others who have lost their mom’s and those who have lost children, plus so many others that have a challenging relationship to this super charged day. While I can’t claim to know exactly how you’re feeling, I want you to know that your experience is not forgotten or invalid. I hear you and see you and tonight I am lighting a candle and saying a prayer for your healing heart. I can’t make it better, but I can acknowledge your pain.❤️❤️❤️ Please know that you’re not alone and that you are Incredibly loved 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 #mothersday #chronicillness #selflove #grief #griefsupport #motherhoodunplugged #love #truth 📷: @crazycreativecool

DREAMS DO COME TRUE 💗💗💗 This week, I had a dream come true and I am so excited to share it with you angels! Ever since I was laying in bed, unable to move because of my chronic pain and debilitating psoriasis, I knew that I had a powerful connection to the magic that products can create. I remember holding a beautiful journal or fixing myself a cup of nourishing tea in a gorgeous mug and feeling better instantly, the beauty from what I was holding was seeping in to my cells and felt healing to me. That is why I have dreamt of having my very own products for over 10 years now and this week that dream came true!!!! 💗💗💗 My talented and amazing friends Heather + Selina who are the founders @papergreats asked me to do a collection with them and I couldn’t be more proud of how it turned out. The notepads and coffee cups are all 100% compostable, biodegradable and part of an incredible upcycle program that will help take a minimum of 100,000 cups out of landfills just this year. YES!! 💗💗💗 We had a little launch party with some of my loved ones on Tuesday and everyone got @joecoffeecompany (my obsessesion) in their “Chronically Positive” coffee cups, noshed on yummy treats from @kinneylanefoods + the three of us were dressed in gorgeous looks from @universalstandard. It was such a special day and I can’t wait to see how you all respond to using these products in your home. Click the link in my bio to order them today and please tag me once you get yours and know that dreams do come true!! 💗💗💗 stay tuned for part 2 of the dreams coming true story, my brothers dreams are coming true this week too! 💗💗💗 Love you sweet things. Thank you for supporting me always and forever. It means the entire world to me 🙏🏾✨🙏🏾 📷: @juliadags

My plan for this upcoming week. Anyone else want to practice this? 🙋🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♀️ I’ve been feeling all the feels and fears and things come up around building my greatest dreams, and while its valid, I honestly don’t have time to get stuck in that mess in my head. So this week, I plan to leap and know that the net will indeed appear! We got this angels ⚡️⚡️⚡️ #selflove #sunday #truth #spoonie #chronicillness #faith #grateful 📷: @drawnbymary

THE TRUTH ABOUT SELF-LOVE ❤️❤️❤️Self-love looks different for everyone and is sometimes easier to implement than others. Lately, I have had to flex my self-love muscles extra hard to have the love sink in to my heart the way I want it to. I’ve been judging myself for my weight fluctuating due to hormonal and blood sugar stuff which I’m trying to work through. I’ve been being super hard on myself for making a mistake that I can’t take back. And I’ve been feeling the pressure of all the dreams I have in my heart, and wanting to execute them perfectly. ❤️❤️❤️ But you know the beautiful thing about self-love? You can start the practice 100 times a day, over and over again, until you feel it. So I’m going to keep flexing my self-love skills because I know that whatever I’m feeling about myself in these moments is not the truth and because I love myself too much to be unkind to ME. ❤️❤️❤️ So if you’ve been on a self-love roller coaster lately just know that we got this. Today is a new day. Or tomorrow. You still have time and you’re not failing, you’re experiencing life. ❤️❤️❤️ Love you sweet things! #selflove #chronicillness #spoonie #truth #psoriasis #health #love #nofilter

ALL THE FEELS 💗🙏🏾💗🙏🏾💗Learning that all of my feelings were actually my super power and not a weakness has been a beautiful gift in my life. Sometimes, my feelings are super loud and take a large majority of my energy to manage and my super sensitive body starts to crumble a bit. Other times, my emotions feel like floating clouds in an epic meditation and my body is thriving right along with it. 💗💗💗 I used to get in to the super emotional times and let those feelings consume me, bring me down, I would ruminate and go in to a self-deprecating spin-cycle. It was rough for me and for those that love me. 💗💗💗 The thing is loves, learning how to love yourself and taking steps towards being happier and healthier isn’t about never having a sad thought, or a lower vibrational belief about yourself or getting stuck in a toxic situation. It’s about recognizing those patterns and experiences sooner than you would have before and learning how to self-nurture so you can walk yourself out of it and be all that you were meant to be in this world. 💗💗💗 So when it feels like you’re failing and your not “getting it” just remember, if you’re lucky enough to be alive, you’re getting it. Promise. 💗💗💗 Love you so much angels ✨🙏🏾✨ #truth #selflove #psoriasis #chronicillness #spoonie #psoriaticarthritis #wellness 📷: @thrive

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