Thyroid Advocacy

1.6 billion people worldwide are thought to be at risk of thyroid dysfunction with the World Health Organization estimating 750 million people are living with a thyroid condition right now. Up to 60 percent of those living with a thyroid disorder are currently undiagnosed.

12 things only people with hypothyroidism will understand

You really don’t understand people who rise and shine and jump out of bed every morning.

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Talking to Your Kids in Tough (Thyroid) Times

Talking to Your Kids in Tough Thyroid Times

Her children taught her the greatest lesson of all: we have power within us to thrive, despite everything, even in the face of our darkest days with chronic illness. [Read more…]

Before you judge, climb into my thyroid skin

Before you judge climb into my thyroid skin

“Fist of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” ~ Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

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Saving Babies On World Thyroid Day

Saving Babies on World Thyroid Day

What happened to my baby?

I wailed. [Read more…]

Body Shaming & Thyroid Disease: The Idea of Beautiful

Body Shaming & Thyroid Disease: The Idea of Beautiful

Who knew that little butterfly-shaped thyroid gland at the base of our neck could affect our lives so completely? Not just our health, but our physical appearance can dramatically change. And then come the body shamers, the people who are in absolutely no position to shame (“You are not perfect so stop judging,” I want to yell at them) who have the power to devastate our self-esteem…but only if we let them. [Read more…]

I’M FINE, THANKS

I'm fine, thanks

I’m fine, thanks

One lie. A little one. Intended to answer the question “How are you?” in the expected way. Well meaning. Until you develop a chronic illness like hypothyroidism. Then those three little words become way too big to handle. [Read more…]

Is Your Thyroid Affecting Your Credibility?

Is Your Thyroid Affecting Your Credibility?

I was an over-achiever, driven by the need to always be “perfect”. That’s how I landed a spot in a Master’s degree program at Columbia University and a plum job on Wall Street. My credibility was everything. I could be counted on to out perform. Family, friends, professors, co-workers, bosses, I mean everyone could count on me.

Yeh, that was all before hypothyroidism.

Then my house of cards came tumbling down.

When I read thyroid & life coach Stacey Robbins’ article on credibility, I knew instantly that this was an article I must share at Hypothyroid Mom.
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CHRONIC: Thriving While Living with a Chronic Illness

CHRONIC: Thriving While Living with a Chronic Illness

When I launched Hypothyroid Mom in October 2012, my dream was to reach 250 followers. Little did I know that 4 years later, this blog would have over ONE MILLION followers, yes I said one million. I will never forget the people who first followed my Hypothyroid Mom Facebook Page when I only had 40 or so followers. Whenever I see their profile pictures pop up when they comment on a post on my page, I smile. All these years later and they are still here. How blessed I feel. Karen is one of those early followers and I’m so proud to have her writing here today. [Read more…]