The Gift of Self-Forgiveness

You’ve fallen off the diet wagon. Again. Six months later and you’re still not pregnant. Two weeks have passed since you’ve set foot in that gym. If this were you, what would your reaction be? Inevitably,

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Dealing with the Diagnosis of PCOS

Diagnosis of PCOS A diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), or any other chronic illness, changes your life. The formal diagnosis might have been preceded by years of battling with mysterious symptoms,

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Dating with PCOS: How to NOT Freak Out

  If you’re new to dating, the whole thing can be kind of strange and terrifying. If you’ve been at it a while, you may be feeling less optimistic, a little jaded, or even have experienced some

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Antidepressants: What are they, and how do they work?

PCOS and Antidepressants: If you struggle with depression or anxiety, you may have heard your psychologist (or a partner, or a particularly nosy friend) recommend taking antidepressant medication. But

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Circadian Rhythms, Insulin Resistance, and FOOD

A recent article over on CNN offers some excellent insights about one of my favorite topics. Yup, you guessed it: FOOD and PCOS. As many of you who, like me, deal with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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PCOS and Infertility: What to Do When Your Body Won’t Mind You!

PCOS and Infertility Everyone’s telling you to “just relax and you’ll get pregnant,” or “take a vacation and it’ll happen.” Isn’t that a huge pressure, besides the basic fact that getting

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PCOS and the Spoons

PCOS Spoon Theory Are you familiar with “spoon theory?” If not, you absolutely want to do yourself a favor and read this article. Go ahead, I’ll be here. Back? Okay, good! Spoon theory was written

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4 Ways that PCOS Can Take a Toll On Your Femininity (And What You Can Do To Feel Like a Woman Again)

PCOS and Femininity PCOS and Femininity Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that affects up to 10% of women and is the main cause of female infertility. But if you’re here, reading

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Why Every Cyster Should Honor Herself on Labor Day

  In honor of Labor Day, citizens of the U.S.A. observe a national holiday. Quite simply, Labor Day honors the contributions of laborers. We are all laborers, whether in business, the home or in conducting

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Considering Alternative Care: Thoughts From a Mental Health Perspective

  Fluctuating hormones…limited research…dietary recommendations that are all over the place (ranging from vegan to Paleo)….  These are all things that characterize life with PCOS.

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