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Five places to buy stylish, smart, & budget-friendly work-at-home shoes

HypothyroidWriter.com work-at-home shoes blog post Sarah Lentz

How do your feet set the stage?The right shoes can be a critical element of your writing environment (both inner and outer). If they affect our self-perception when we're wearing them to an office (or other workplace away from home), why would they not affect us when we're working at home?Some of my shoes say, "I'm all about the comfort, right now," while others say, "I'm a professional (with excellent taste), and I'm the best at what I do."It might...

The Hypothyroid Trouble-maker

HypothyroidWriter.com hypothyroid hellion blog post Sarah Lentz

You are nobody's snowflake.Whatever you want to put after the word "hypothyroid" -- trouble-maker, hellion, badass -- you know you can't give up in the push for better thyroid care. There's too much at stake. I don't know how many doctors you've met who've told you something along the lines of the following:[*NOTE: Might be good to have something nearby (preferably not a person) to punch or squeeze while reading this list.]"You don't look sick to me."  "Well, your TSH value is...

Thyroid care and supplements — what has helped and what has NOT

HypothyroidWriter.com thyroid supplement blog post Sarah Lentz

Thyroid Support (or the Lack Thereof)I've been trying different supplements that promise to boost energy levels or support thyroid function. And I've learned a few things so far -- though it takes some time to make a thorough assessment of any supplement.For one thing, the ~$10 "Thyroid Complex" I was taking for a couple weeks -- the one I bought from Vitamin Shoppe (after reading a series of very positive customer reviews) -- has landed on my list of supplements...

Gifts ideas to support & encourage your favorite freelancer

HypothyroidWriter.com gift ideas for freelancers blog post Sarah Lentz

What to get your freelancer friend?Here's the quick list: a freelance writing course (some options below) a VISA gift card to spend on the freelance writing or blogging course of their choice -- or on something needed for the home officea gift card to a coffee or tea shop your friend likesa gas card for those errand runsan Amazon gift card for books, office supplies, a new planner, etc.a gift subscription to Birch Box, Stitch Fix, Trendy Memo box, etc.a self-care...

Self-care gift ideas for people who hate baths

HypothyroidWriter.com self-care gift ideas post Sarah Lentz

Self-care is important -- even for reclusive writers (like me and so many others). Even if we'd rather spend the day clacking away at the keyboard than interacting with other humans, there comes a time when we know we need to give our mortal coils what they need.And that's more than food, clothing, caffeine, alcohol, and the occasional pit stop. Apparently. But before you pick up that decorative basket full of bath bombs and scented Epsom salts for your reclusive writer...

My honest review of Birch Box, plus some alternatives

Self-care is important -- even for reclusive writers (blogger's included), and it helps to change things up now and then.Enter Birch Box. Allow me to share my own experience with this service and the products they share. To start, I'm glad I gave it a try.My Birch Box ExperimentI subscribed to Birch Box for a couple months to see if the five samples in each monthly box were worth the $10 per box (to me).And while I did get some...