Welcome to another episode of the BodPod! Today, we are thrilled to have Reena Ruparelia, a mindfulness junkie, empowerment speaker, skin positivity advocate, and the voice behind the Psoriasis Thoughts Instagram community, on the show! Reena aims to empower, educate, and connect those living with psoriasis in an authentic and meaningful way. As someone who has been living with psoriasis for over 25 years, she began advocating for the condition in 2016 when she launched her online community of Psoriasis Warriors who come together to share inspiration and connect through live chats.
In this episode, Reena will explain what exactly psoriasis is, what her journey to diagnosis entailed, and her relationship with her skin. She will also discuss why she launched her online platform and how that helped her come to terms with her condition. Last but not least, Reena will talk about how she deals with the negative thoughts surrounding her psoriasis including mindfulness and meditation practice, how she got to know herself better, and how this led to her respecting her body more. Keep listening to hear how Reena is encouraging others to never give up and to listen to their bodies too.