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I was taken aback by a comment on my Facebook page today saying:
“How about sharing some stories of healing and hope? Your Facebook page is super informative and helpful, but sometimes all I see here is a list of “If You Have a Thyroid Issue, Here’s What You’re Never Ever Able to Do”.
I don’t mean to be rude – actually I love your page and your work. Your experience is my motivation to actually take care of myself and this page helps, but I also need to know that I can thrive.
I just want to read more about how we can thrive and overcome thyroid issues! I want to see how we can overcome them, see hope, have a family and a job and a good life with a chronic illness.”
I always promise to share both the ups and downs of having thyroid issues. This is realistic of how many people experience thyroid disease.
My Instagram page for example has a wide variety of content, but mostly focusing on what I have found to help me thrive and improve my thyroid health. My Facebook page is a re-sharing of my most popular articles. My website showcases all of the hundreds of my varying articles across all topics and points of view. My books are all about how to live well with a thyroid condition and thrive. My free email newsletters is a round up of thyroid news and content and my premium newsletters guide readers on what they can do to improve thyroid symptoms and feel better.
When I read the above comment on my Facebook page, I was at first taken aback because spreading hope and help of how to thrive with thyroid disease is my aim, but then I was reminded that not all of my readers follow me on all platforms and channels. So they may only be viewing my content from one lens, as if to speak.
Therefore, this blog post is going to act as a place to list all of my top articles and blog posts that provide hope and suggestions for healing, recovery and motivation to get there. Because, as I always say: You can thrive with thyroid disease.
Here Are My Top 25 Articles for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Hope:
General Mindset / Hope:
- You Should Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate
- You Can Still Live a Full Life With Hypothyroidism
- The Thyroid Books to Change Your Life
- Thyroid Disease: Make It a Good Story
- How I Stay Motivated with Thyroid Disease
- Stop Hindering Your Thyroid Healing
- Don’t Just Read Thyroid Books and Websites, Put It in to Action
- 10 Things I Would Tell a Friend Newly Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism
- 9 Positive Things Hypothyroidism Has Taught Me
- When Thyroid Disease Changes Your Personality (but in a good way!)
Lifestyle Hacks and Tips for Thriving:
- How to Find a Good Thyroid Doctor
- How I Manage Housework with Thyroid Disease
- 6 Tips For an Energy Boosting Morning Routine as a Thyroid Patient
- Take Back Control: Order Your Own Thyroid Tests
- 10 Travelling Tips When You Have Hypothyroidism
- How to Get The Most Out of Your Doctors Appointment
- The Best Exercise for Thyroid Patients
Piecing Together The Thyroid Puzzle:
- All About The Thyroid Jigsaw Puzzle!
- How I Got My Hashimoto’s into Remission
- How Getting Angry Saved My Life With Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s
- How I Solved My Adrenal Fatigue
- 4 Ways to Boost Your Energy When You Have Hypothyroidism
- How I Made My Way out of Hashimoto’s Hell
- What a Difference Getting the Right Medication Makes
Having a Family:
- How To Improve Fertility with Hypothyroidism
- Expecting My First Baby with Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s
- 11 Things I Did to Optimise Conceiving
- 13 Things I Did to Have a Healthy Pregnancy
You can also read all about how to thrive with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s in my books:
Which of these articles do you find the most helpful when it comes to feeling hopeful about thriving with your thyroid disease? Let me know in the comments.
Rachel Hill is the highly ranked and multi-award winning thyroid patient advocate, writer, speaker and author behind The Invisible Hypothyroidism. Her thyroid advocacy work includes authoring books, writing articles, her email newsletters, blogging and speaking on podcasts, as well as being a founding board member for the American College of Thyroidology and The WEGO Health Patient Leader Advisory Board. Rachel has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, The BBC, The Mighty, Yahoo, MSN, ThyroidChange and many more. She is well-recognised as a useful contributor to the thyroid community and has received multiple awards and recognitions for her work and dedication. She has authored two books: ‘Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate‘ and ‘You, Me and Hypothyroidism‘. Rachel is British, but advocates for thyroid patients on a global scale.