As we approach Thanksgiving in America, there’s an increased focus on gratitude. Many of us will start gratitude countdown lists on FaceBook, or post our gratitude on Twitter or in pictures on Instagram. Gratitude practices have nothing but positive benefits, especially for women with PCOS. Studies show that the practice of gratitude increases empathy, lowers stress hormones, improves depression, and increases positivity and motivation.
I tend to have an eternally optimistic nature, and can find the positive in almost any negative. On this theme, PCOS certainly holds a whole lot of negative for most of us, but here are a few things that I find quite positive about PCOS:
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