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What is Insulin Resistance?

Something you’ve probably heard in your research on PCOS is that many women with PCOS are also Insulin Resistant or IR. As someone who has been diagnosed with PCOS since I was 17, IR is not something new to me, in fact, I have struggled with severe weight fluctuations my whole life. When I wasContinue reading “What is Insulin Resistance?”

When Is It OK To Quit?

TLDR: Quitting = Setting boundaries and a lot of times culture and Christianity tell us that we should value the thoughts and interpretations of the collective over our own thoughts and feelings. While this can sometimes be true, it often is not and we should interpret these things for ourselves before blindly following others. ItContinue reading “When Is It OK To Quit?”

The Fear of Failure: Making Change Work for You

So the strangest thing happened this week. Well, for me it’s strange because I am so used to killing plants! To give a little back story, my husband is very gifted with caring for plants and loves his house plants. Last year during the pandemic, I decided to get in on the fun and startContinue reading “The Fear of Failure: Making Change Work for You”

Is PCOS An Autoimmune Disease?

It’s no surprise that this is a question that often comes up for women with PCOS, however, the answer isn’t exactly cut and dry. A lot of women who suffer from PCOS also suffer from other comorbid issues, a number of which mimic symptoms of autoimmune diseases. What is an autoimmune disease? According to WebMD,Continue reading “Is PCOS An Autoimmune Disease?”

Book Review: It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How To End The Cycle

If you are a follower of my blog, you probably have read my post on Epigenetics and how they can play a role in your health and healing journey. When I first started diving into the role of Epigenetics, it was important to me to read about it from someone who was an expert. InContinue reading “Book Review: It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How To End The Cycle”

How Stress Affects PCOS and What You Can Do About It

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links which means that if you purchase an item from one of the links in this post, I might receive a very small commission at absolutely NO extra cost to you. Stress and PCOS are as cyclical as a Ferris Wheel at a carnival. Most of the time, we haveContinue reading “How Stress Affects PCOS and What You Can Do About It”

How To Reset After a Long Weekend

My sister’s baby shower was this past weekend, which means lots of emotions and plenty of junk food. I rarely get to see her anymore since she is a marine currently stationed in Beaufort, SC. When she comes into town, we like to try to visit our old haunts if we have time, but atContinue reading “How To Reset After a Long Weekend”