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The Right Place to Live
FlakeHQ is a breath of fresh air for me. Many thanks for just being there! I found you on a long web search for the "Right place to live" — where is the perfect climate in the 48, if not the 4-corners, which are clean and dry but not "stable" temp wise? I am ready to move my family but where?
I live in Salisbury, Maryland now which in very moderate temperature-wise, but humid and the air is filled with junk. I, too, am allergic to "life."
Any advice or info from anyone would help me. My P started suddenly and has a definite mind of it's own! -Jiblet
Ed’s Response: Well, you’ve opened a can of worms — or, perhaps that should be a "bucket of opinions." Try as we might, I don’t think anybody has been able to point to a specific climate or set of climactic conditions and demonstrate, convincingly, that this is ideal for flakers en masse.
Now there’s the Dead Sea in Israel, which at over one hundred feet below sea level and near-equatorial sun, plus desert-like environs, is known to help psoriasis, and many flakers go there for spa-like recuperation. But I don’t know of anyone who has up and moved there, permanently. No work? Too boring? Not allowed? I don’t know.
Soap Lake in the State of Washington is reputed to have palliative powers and, being in the northwest is both mild and moist — but not too humid — and occasionally shaky as the 6.8-Richter scale earthquake on February 28th in that State confirms. (See this month’s briefing for more about Soap Lake.)
Otherwise there are flakers who swear by desert climates, others attracted to southern shores, some who praise high altitudes. As far as I can remember, this is the only weather-related P comment I have never heard: "My P goes away in the Winter. The more snow, the longer the Winter, the better." But the very fact that I’ve not heard it means I’m probably about to.
On a more personal note, I live where I live (central Kentucky) because I feel most comfortable here — and that hasn’t anything to do with my skin or my allergies, at least not directly. The way I figure it, if I like where I am the significance of all that is less likeable about my life diminishes. (There’s probably a direct correlation between stress reduction and my P, too, but I’d have to go live elsewhere for awhile to confirm it.)
Now we’ll see what others have to say. In the meantime, I certainly hope you’ll let us know where you land (and why). -Ed