How My Autoimmune Illness Made Me Love Myself

I’ve been an advocate for people to love themselves for years now and yet I’ve had a concern levied at me by a couple of people on a number of occasions:

“You’re too hard on yourself.”

I heard them loud and clear, but I would always say to myself, “So what? It’s because I have high standards for myself that I’m able to learn so fast. I wish people were harder…