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Getting Past Self-Consciousness with Eczema

Despite having lived with eczema for 28 years, Terry still experiences moments of self-doubt and uncertainty about her appearance looking “normal” or “acceptable” enough for the public to view. Years of judgment from family and strangers created years of depression and low-esteem that can still plague a person. But, thankfully we have freewill and willpower and harnessing it for positivity can help lift us up from those negative experiences. In this video, Terry shares her thought process with self-consciousness and how she gets past it, so that it doesn’t take over her days and allow her to be more happy and productive with her time.

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  • Linette Roungchun moderator
    6 months ago

    YESSS absolutely, woman!! This is exactly how we view it for some reason- eczema is our entire LIFE so of course we view it as this huge thing. It’s like when a teenager gets a pimple for the first time and they feel that their life is over. Same with us(except more itchy lol) because we have to think about our eczema SO MUCH and deal with it SO MUCH from what we eat to the environment we’re in to the clothing we wear and even the kinds of people we decide(or don’t decide) to interact with! It’s just such a huge thing, so we can’t help but see it as this huge thing, when guess what- everyone ELSE has THEIR own HUGE THING! lol! Whether it’s a visible insecurity or not. So just remember that 🙂 And if you just let your joy for life and your real personality shine through, then for sure they won’t see your eczema 🙂 You are gorgeous and I know this is an old video, but your skin is GLOWING!! Brava to yet another fantastic video!

    —Linette ( Moderator)

  • Terry Alabata author
    6 months ago

    Hahaha, so true! It’s funny how big our bubbles seem when we’re not noticing anyone else’s! LOL. Thank you so much! That means a lot even though this video was awhile ago. At that time, I was in a different place and juggling a lot solo traveling, but looking back now I see it wasn’t so bad after all. Thank you so much for the love!!!

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