I talk a lot about food allergy confidence and how to create it.
An important component of confidence is acceptance of a medical diagnosis; that food allergies are real and serious. I know that many of us feel that food allergies are a vulnerability or even something to feel shameful about. But it is through acceptance of this "vulnerability" (and knowing how to take care of yourself) that we become stronger, confident and able to move through the world with more ease.
When you have a moment, sit back and watch these two popular talks from TED about vulnerability by Brené Brown. Let me know what it stirred in you. Brené Brown: Listening to shame and Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability.
"TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design."