031: How To Thrive Emotionally Living With Chronic Skin Rashes (Like Psoriasis) w/ Nitika Chopra

When you have a chronic skin condition, staying positive and practicing self-love can sometimes seem impossible. If you're in need of inspiration and encouragement, you're going to love today's show.

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Today's guest, Nitika Chopra, has been a leader in the wellness industry since she founded her blog in 2010.

As the host of the talk show Naturally Beautiful on Z-Living and as the on-air expert for Fresh on QVC, Nitika has always empowered women to use beauty as a tangible access point to self-love.

Known for her straightforward tone and intense vulnerability, Nitika recently took everything she had learned from suffering from psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis for the past 27 years and created a conversation about self-love in the chronic illness community.

With her experience in public speaking, her highly engaged social media following, and her raw and honest writing that she shares weekly on her blog, Nitika is determined to get honest with her audience so that they can get honest with themselves in a way that truly transforms lives. You can also find her doing hosting her weekly podcast, The Point of Pain.

In this episode, we talk about loving yourself, accepting rage, and thriving with a chronic skin condition. 

Did Nitika's story resonate with you? Tell us in the comments!

In this episode

  • Nitika's personal story living and thriving with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
  • How to deal with shame about your skin rashes
  • Why it's okay to be angry
  • Baby steps to finding joy (even if you still have rashes)

 

Quotes

“You're allowed to be angry…We're constantly trying to build positivity on top of rage, and that juxtaposition creates so much shame.” [10:38]

“You are diagnosed with something…You're furious about it because it's devastating and it feels like a betrayal. And everyone in this ‘wellness industry' is telling you just to be positive. And that just makes me more angry.” [11:16]

“I don't even like the word ‘heal', because I think it makes it about the destination and not about the journey.” [15:48]

 

Links

Find Nitika online here

Follow Nitika on Instagram

Nitika's podcast –>  The Point of Pain

 

“You're allowed to be angry...We're constantly trying to build positivity on top of rage, and that juxtaposition creates so much shame.”


Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS

Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS is an integrative Clinical Nutritionist and the founder of Skinterrupt. She works with women who are fed up with chronic gut and skin rash issues discover the root causes and create a plan to get them back to a fuller, richer life.


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