Blog: Wellness Diaries

Pursuing a diagnosis with Jak Henderson

Pursuing a diagnosis with Jak Henderson

By Sophia Thomas    Jak Henderson watched the doctor examine the brown spots scattered across their daughter’s skin and waited for a diagnosis.  Seven-year-old Jillian had been experiencing ear, nose, and throat issues, high blood pressure, and low muscle tone...

NF young adult Zachary York reaches new heights

NF young adult Zachary York reaches new heights

By Sophia Thomas   In July of 2006, Zachary York stood at the top of Mount Whitney, sporting a proud smile and gear from many big outdoor clothing brands on the market.  The climb was the culmination of months of networking and planning. For his high school...

NF Symptoms: Bumps

NF Symptoms: Bumps

I’m sure everyone who experiences NF symptoms gets insecure about their bumps. Especially when people point them out. It's even worse if they tell you that you should keep them covered up. Well, I’ve been there too, and here is how I succeeded in becoming more...

How Pets Can Help Your Mental Health

How Pets Can Help Your Mental Health

In the eyes of an animal lover, pets are yet another key part to wellness and can improve mental health. Pets of all kinds can help in this instance, anything from a goldfish to a dog. Currently, I myself have one hamster, two guinea pigs, and one dog (although the...

Why I Exercise

Why I Exercise

My main motive for staying in shape is that with all of my other medical issues, I don’t need to add diabetes or anything else that comes with obesity on top of it. Another thing that motivates me to exercise is the fact that it helps with some of my medical stuff,...

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