Psoriasis Too Shall Pass

Posted on Aug 9th 2016 by Victoria Edwards

It happened again. I couldn’t believe it. At first when it came on, I was confused and in disbelief. It was all over me and it kept spreading. “Rain drops” they called it - like these lesions or scales are some cute little badges you get to wear for a long time. Why did it make me so frustrated, so self-conscious, so sad and out of control. This is my experience with guttate psoriasis. [...]

Dave Andreychuk is a former NHL professional ice hockey player. He played for various teams like the Buffalo Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning, to name a few. He is one of the highest scoring left-wingers in NHL history, and is the league's all-time leader in power-play goals with 274. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Andreychuk, who is now vice president of corporate [...]

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Milena Savich is a Florida golfer who is currently pursuing her dream of working towards her LPGA Tour card. She also happens to be participating in the upcoming show on the Golf Channel, Altered Course. I first met Milena at the local CrossFit box we both workout at. After getting to know her some more, I realized that she had a great story to tell of someone who is not only following her dream, [...]