In part 1 of this special two-part series, I exposed two surprising truths about anxiety and introduced you to additional considerations that can negatively affect mental health. If you missed it, be sure to check out the two little-known secrets I revealed last time here– that anxiety can be a good thing, and that it...
Did you know there is an intricate connection between food and anxiety? Yes, diet has a considerable effect on mental health and anxiety.  It may not come as a surprise that the food we consume can significantly impact our anxiety levels – it can either worsen or alleviate it. But what you may not realize...
Mastering Patience We’ve all heard the saying “Patience is a virtue.” I’ll be honest, though, it’s not a sexy, snazzy one. It doesn’t conjure up strong, powerful images like courage or wisdom do. It doesn’t seem big like creativity or boldness. Instead, patience calls to mind slowness or tranquility. It can almost feel meek or subdued. It’s...
Darcy Marie’s life has been a series of challenges and mysteries, all stemming from a condition that went undiagnosed for years. From early developmental delays to frequent spells of dizziness and poor coordination, Darcy’s journey with Ataxia has been filled with uncertainty and frustration. Despite numerous doctor visits and inconclusive test results, Darcy persevered, determined...
In recent years, innovations in tardive dyskinesia treatment have shifted the balance of power back to patients. Previously, those experiencing this debilitating movement disorder often faced limited options and significant social stigma. However, the introduction of novel VMAT2 inhibitors has provided hope and relief for many individuals. Tardive dyskinesia, characterized by involuntary movements such as...
Testing for genetics has experienced significant growth and innovation since the completion of the Human Genome Project 20 years ago. This technology has become a vital tool in diagnosing a wide range of diseases, from rare genetic conditions to certain cancers. Moreover, genetic testing empowers patients and healthcare providers by guiding treatment decisions and preventive...

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To continuously empower others on building healthy lifestyles where personal/spiritual growth is prioritized, the pursuit of positive mind-body change is valued, and the notion of making the most out of life is a core motivation. In addition, to raise overdue Ataxia Awareness and spark meaningful perspective shifts that both present-day society and future generations can mutually benefit from.

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