PCOS and Weight: How to Get Your Groove Back

When I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) earlier this year, the doctors game me all kinds of helpful (and alarming!) information about the condition.  What they didn’t tell me was that their diagnosis would trigger my long-dormant obsession with the bathroom scale, send me into a calorie-counting frenzy and give my self esteem a serious pummeling. ...more
Jenny Kanevsky Thanks, Jenny! I actually read recently that there is a link between PCOS and ... more

PCOS and Weight: How to Get Your Groove Back

When I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) earlier this year, the doctors game me all kinds of helpful (and alarming!) information about the condition.  What they didn’t tell me was that their diagnosis would trigger my long-dormant obsession with the bathroom scale, send me into a calorie-counting frenzy and give my self esteem a serious pummeling. ...more
loverofmagnets You're very welcome! I'm so glad you found it helpful. more

PCOS and Weight: How to Get Your Groove Back

When I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) earlier this year, the doctors game me all kinds of helpful (and alarming!) information about the condition.  What they didn’t tell me was that their diagnosis would trigger my long-dormant obsession with the bathroom scale, send me into a calorie-counting frenzy and give my self esteem a serious pummeling. ...more
travellingmacs That's amazing! Good for you, making small, realistic changes. That's exactly ... more

Rehtaeh Parsons: In Canada, I Can't Even Say Her Name

In Canada, I can't tell you the story of Rehtaeh Parsons. I can't tell you about how, when Rehtaeh was 15, she went to a house party and had too much to drink and ended up, after a wretched series of events, vomiting out a window as a boy violated her from behind. I can't tell you about how someone else took a photo of this moment as the boy behind her smiled and gave a thumbs-up. ...more
I was so glad to see #youknowhername trending on twitter last night, but I'm so sickened and ... more

How I Learned to Love My Menstrual Cup

As some of you may recall, I'm doing some work with Mother Nature Partnership, a fabulous organization providing women in rural Cameroon with reproductive health education and hygienic, reusable menstrual cups to replace the dangerous, unhygienic, and just all-around uncomfortable and inconvenient methods of managing their periods. Obviously I think this project is brilliant and am a big fan of menstrual cups because there are fewer chemicals in the body and fewer tampons in the landfill. At least, I was a big fan of them in theory. Despite talking them up all over the Internet and to anyone who didn't look ready to keel over from squeamishness in person for the past couple of months, I had yet to actually use one myself. ...more
KatyHelperJordan Some women prefer to remove the stem, depending on their body and what feels ... more

How I Learned to Love My Menstrual Cup

As some of you may recall, I'm doing some work with Mother Nature Partnership, a fabulous organization providing women in rural Cameroon with reproductive health education and hygienic, reusable menstrual cups to replace the dangerous, unhygienic, and just all-around uncomfortable and inconvenient methods of managing their periods. Obviously I think this project is brilliant and am a big fan of menstrual cups because there are fewer chemicals in the body and fewer tampons in the landfill. At least, I was a big fan of them in theory. Despite talking them up all over the Internet and to anyone who didn't look ready to keel over from squeamishness in person for the past couple of months, I had yet to actually use one myself. ...more
MemeetheMuse You're so welcome! Thanks for sticking with the post all the way to the happy ... more

How I Learned to Love My Menstrual Cup

As some of you may recall, I'm doing some work with Mother Nature Partnership, a fabulous organization providing women in rural Cameroon with reproductive health education and hygienic, reusable menstrual cups to replace the dangerous, unhygienic, and just all-around uncomfortable and inconvenient methods of managing their periods. Obviously I think this project is brilliant and am a big fan of menstrual cups because there are fewer chemicals in the body and fewer tampons in the landfill. At least, I was a big fan of them in theory. Despite talking them up all over the Internet and to anyone who didn't look ready to keel over from squeamishness in person for the past couple of months, I had yet to actually use one myself. ...more
beauty4free2u Ha! I totally understand. I felt that way for a long time too. I would probably ... more

How I Learned to Love My Menstrual Cup

As some of you may recall, I'm doing some work with Mother Nature Partnership, a fabulous organization providing women in rural Cameroon with reproductive health education and hygienic, reusable menstrual cups to replace the dangerous, unhygienic, and just all-around uncomfortable and inconvenient methods of managing their periods. Obviously I think this project is brilliant and am a big fan of menstrual cups because there are fewer chemicals in the body and fewer tampons in the landfill. At least, I was a big fan of them in theory. Despite talking them up all over the Internet and to anyone who didn't look ready to keel over from squeamishness in person for the past couple of months, I had yet to actually use one myself. ...more
PardonMyRandomness You're welcome! I really do recommend them, despite my initial misgivings! :) more

How I Learned to Love My Menstrual Cup

As some of you may recall, I'm doing some work with Mother Nature Partnership, a fabulous organization providing women in rural Cameroon with reproductive health education and hygienic, reusable menstrual cups to replace the dangerous, unhygienic, and just all-around uncomfortable and inconvenient methods of managing their periods. Obviously I think this project is brilliant and am a big fan of menstrual cups because there are fewer chemicals in the body and fewer tampons in the landfill. At least, I was a big fan of them in theory. Despite talking them up all over the Internet and to anyone who didn't look ready to keel over from squeamishness in person for the past couple of months, I had yet to actually use one myself. ...more
whatacrock Patience and a sense humour are key to getting used to a cup for sure! more

Brittany Maynard Died With Dignity, and I Support Her Decision

[Editor's Note: Several sources repot that on November 1, 2014, Brittany Maynard ended her own life, as she had planned.] It's not uncommon for Mr. T to look over and see tears running down my face when I'm watching TV or videos. Usually, I'm sniffling over silly fictional storylines, but last night I got close to a full-on cry fest while watching Brittany Maynard talk about her brain cancer. Maynard is currently famous (or infamous, depending on your side of this issue) for planning her death on the first of November....more
I wholeheartedly agree. I understand there need to be mechanisms in place to ensure that no one ... more
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