In my everlasting quest for self improvement I try to maintain an attitude of gratitude. But by no way am I content or compliance with where I am.I am hungry to realize my dreams and goals. I look…Continue
So I have been hat shopping for the cold weather that is flirting with us now. Last winter I ran into a lot of problems with knitted skull caps or beanies irritating my scalp-- I have allergies to…Continue
Kristie "IronDoll" Howard has not received any gifts yet
It has been a while since I have been on the site. The holidays and school took me away for a while but things have settled down again and I intend to do a lot more posts on Alopecia World in the coming months.
I have much news to share, where shall I start. . . .
It was a wonderful holiday season for me, one of the best in years. I had a house full of people for about two weeks straight and I loved every moment of it. Anyone that knows me knows that I love the holidays…Continue
Early on when I was first impacted by Alopecia and I wanted to explain it to the few people I told. I would say that I had an auto-immune disease called Alopecia.
One day someone stopped be as I verbalized this and told me not to ever profess/claim a disease with my mouth or in my mental thoughts.
His position was that are words and powerful, almost as powerful as our thoughts. And that we should all be particular of the language we use to edify our lives.
Him: "Girl you are wearin' that bald head, is that for a reason or just for style."
Me: First I give him the side eye, then I reply "its because I look so good wearing it, as you just pointed out." I continue what I am doing and pay him no extra attention.
Him: "Haha, your sassy; I like you! Do you shave it yourself?"
Me: Thinking to myself, really dude?!?! "I don't have to shave it" I decide to take the educational route and tell him…Continue
We humans walk around so consumed by our thoughts and emotions. We often times don't realize how we are presenting ourselves to the world.
As a bald head wearing alopecian I often find people looking at me, when I look back at them they seem very uncomfortable at first. The thing that I have found that helps to ease this situation the most is to flash a "big ole" SMILE at them. This works on all ranges of people children to grumpy old men.
Have you ever noticed that when…Continue