The BEST Holiday Despite Illness.

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What is the BEST holiday for those who struggle with illness??

Why, Halloween of course!!

I realize this is just one lowly persons opinion, but what other holiday embraces you becoming whoever you want to be for the day/night?

I personally relish the chance to pile on the makeup and feel like I’m someone else, or at least a more fabulous version of myself.

I know what some of you may be thinking…

“It takes energy to dress up!” or, “But I’m not leaving the house so what’s the point?”

To which I counter with, “It takes as little or as much energy as you want!” and, “Do it for YOURSELF!!”

Snap a picture for instagram, send a snapchat to your friends and family, send a text, post a pic on facebook, or just lay on the couch watching some great Halloween flicks, and embrace the fantasy that dressing up provides!

I NEVER go out on Halloween, but I sure as heck embrace the spirit of the holiday! It’s not just about the fantasy involved in dressing up, it’s also the fun of watching classic Halloween flicks like Hocus Pocus, and some new additions like “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” Whether you have a spouse or friends who will be home to watch with you, or you’re flying solo it doesn’t matter! This holiday can be whatever you want it to be. I make home made Halloween sugar cookies, maple caramel corn, rice krispy treats…or whatever suits my fancy and I do it for MYSELF, because I deserve to have fun, and so do YOU.

*I’m a big supporter of pumpkin carving too if you’re able! I find digging through the goo (to collect the pumpkin seeds to roast) very therapeutic. If carving is too hard on your body may I suggest painting a pumpkin, gluing on a face with craft foam, or decorating with stickers, or puff paint?

If you live where children trick or treat consider making their night special by handing out candy, or leaving a bowl by the front door with a sign to take a piece. For those kids who have serious food allergies, consider participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project and providing non-food treats like stickers so that all children regardless of their restrictions can embrace the trick or treating tradition! The Teal Pumpkin Project is just another reason for those of us who know what it’s like to deal with health issues to embrace Halloween and make it awesome!

There are HUNDREDS of ideas that are SUPER easy on pinterest and youtube for dressing up, and looks that only require the use of some makeup! If you want to keep things really simple I would advise just going crazy with some fun, bold, eyeshadows! There are sooo many videos that show you how to draw spider webs on your lids, go crazy with neons, and how to make your face look like a galaxy. At the very least, may I suggest throwing on a witches hat, or a pair of cat ears and some black eyeliner?

Do yourself a favor and have FUN this Halloween!

Here are some videos for inspiration! XO

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