I’ve been getting followers who have asked me when I’ll be releasing another episode of the Encouragement Series as part of The Eczema Podcast because they’ve found that it really encouraged them – so here it is! 🙂
Just remember that you’re not alone in this journey and I hope this podcast series will continue to help you.
Today I want to talk to you today and let you know that having eczema is not your fault.
You may have blamed yourself, felt shame or embarrassment from having eczema and dermatitis, but nothing that’s happened to you is your fault.
It’s not your fault that you suffer with this.
It’s not your fault that you have eczema on your body.
It’s not your fault that it interferes with your daily activities, or that you feel different from other people who don’t have to go through this.
It’s not your fault.
Hopefully a message like this will help you feel less alone and also encourage you to not give up.
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Hey everyone. Welcome to another episode of the Eczema Podcast.
Today I have another encouragement series episode for you called, “It’s not your fault”. When you’re going through eczema, it’s really not your fault that you’re going through this, especially if you’re doing the best that you can.
And it’s not your fault that you live with this, and I want you to know that you don’t have to blame yourself for it or beat yourself up for it. And I don’t want you to feel the guilt and the shame and embarrassment of living with this, because it’s not your fault for having this.
This revelation really hit me really hard one time. One time, when I was getting blood taken out for my blood test, I lifted up my sleeve for my arm. And whenever the nurse sees that there’s scars and rashes on my arms, I feel like I’m always apologizing to the nurse who’s taking my blood.
I usually say, “I’m so sorry. I have eczema,” and I feel bad that they have to see it and I feel the shame inside. And usually the nurses are always really nice. They always say, “You know, it’s okay.” This one nurse, she was helping me one day and I said the usual same thing, “I’m sorry, I have eczema.”
And she said to me, she said, “No, no, don’t apologize. It is NOT your fault.”
And after she said that, I almost teared up inside.
I felt like something in me felt touched in a way, because for the first time I realized that it’s not my fault that I have this and I shouldn’t keep blaming myself, and I shouldn’t be apologizing for it every time.
And I want you to know that this is not your fault either, and I really hope that you can be in a place where you can forgive yourself if you’ve been beating yourself up for having this, or if you’ve been blaming yourself for having this.
I know that I used to blame myself all the time. And I also used to blame my dad because he had really bad eczema when he was younger. He healed from it just naturally when he was 18, and his skin just started healing by itself. And I used to tell him as a young kid that “I hate you for giving this to me!”
I hated that my brother didn’t have eczema and no one else I knew did. And it was really, really, tough. So I blamed my dad a lot, and I feel like that happens to a lot of us, especially to the clients that I work with and the clients in my group coaching program.
And so that’s the encouragement piece that I really want to leave with you today: it’s not your fault.
Remember to forgive yourself and be easy on yourself for being able to go through this because I know it’s not easy. It’s really, really tough. And, I remember one time my mom said to me, “You know, I thought that you were so brave for, for going through this”.
My mom never told me during my flare ups that she thought I was brave. And I never even had that kind of encouragement when I was going through my flare ups.
So that’s why I created this episode.
I want you to hear it today, that it’s not your fault and that you are so brave for going through this and you should feel so proud of yourself for making it through this when so many people don’t understand what you have to go through. So many people don’t even understand the extent to which you probably are suffering or crying inside.
I know for me, I just felt like no one really understood. And I thought that I cried more tears than anyone else in this world at one point because they didn’t understand the suffering.
But you know, you’ll get through this. You will overcome this. Just remember that small steps can make a big difference. And don’t give up hope. Remember that you should feel so proud of yourself for even making it through this. And I know I’ve repeated some of some words in this podcast today (like it’s not your fault and that you should be proud of yourself and that you’re brave), so that the words will stick in your mind and in your heart, so that even after you leave and after you hear this podcast, you will remember it.
And if you want more information on articles or tips to get through this and to help your skin heal, you can always visit my website eczemaconquerors.com. You can also visit my store page if you want any products to help heal your skin.
There’s also other products such as eczema gloves, ebooks, and my 8 Week Eczema Group Coaching program, where I coach people and love interacting with people all over the world and helping people with their skin.
Thank you so much for being here today, and just remember that you can heal. Nothing is impossible and together we can get through this, and together we are more than conquerors. Have a great day.
Abby is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who helps clients achieve optimal health. She is passionate about seeing people use health and nutrition to transform lives. She hopes that her experiences and knowledge can help educate others on natural remedies that will help eczema. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or YouTube for more updates!
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