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Gail Straker


The Persistence of Women with Lipedema

By | Self-care

If there is one thing that can be said about those of us with Lipedema, it is that we are tenacious. We are like pit bulls. We never give up! We have had to tough out finding medical professionals who will listen to us, family and friends not understanding our…

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Expressions of Gratitude

By | gratitude

Thanksgiving is Thursday here in the United States. It’s one of the days where we come together as family and friends to share and celebrate the things we are grateful for in the past year. Celebrating Thanksgiving is our way of expressing our gratitude. This year has been trying for…

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Finding Self-Compassion

By | compassion

Most people struggle or don’t have an idea of how to have compassion for themselves, even though having compassion for yourself is really no different than having compassion for others. Think about what the experience of compassion feels like. First, to have compassion for others, you must notice that they…

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Symposium Success

By | lipedema experts

The Symposium Innovative Solutions for Lipedema & Lymphedema Virtual Symposium 2021 was a tremendous success! All three days were packed full of information, inspiration, and compassion. We were blessed with beautiful moving poetry written and read by one of our very own TRIBE members and one of our facilitators. We…

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Play: Game’s On!!!

By | mental health for lipedema

Play is natural. It is something that we’ve all done. It is something that we all do. When we were infants, and very young, we were encouraged to play and adults would play with us.  It is how we learn. It stimulates the brain. It teaches problem-solving skills, and social…

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Fresh Homemade Yogurt

By | ketogenic diet

I remember my mom making yogurt when I was a teenager. She was very excited about her new yogurt maker and couldn’t wait to try it out. As I watched her, it made me uncomfortable to think about that milk sitting in those little cups all night and I made…

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Bleh. Funk. Ho hum. Whatever.

By | Self-care

Do you ever just go there? To that place where you really are not overly excited for the day, but you also are not dreading it? Where you are just “bleh”? Skies are grey but not stormy? Too warm to build a fire in the fireplace and yet too cold…

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