The Top 3 Symptoms of PCOS

Hey girlfriends, you  might have heard that September is PCOS Awareness Month. It’s also the awareness month for gynecological cancer and a few other issues that affect women. Since PCOS is the one affects me personally, I’m here to offer a few thoughts on the topic. I realize it’s the last day of the month,…

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Mandisa Says I’m an Overcomer

I have a playlist on my phone that’s uncreatively titled: “Workout / Cleaning / Motivation.” It’s forty-six of my most upbeat, motivational songs to keep me pumped while I’m cleaning the house or exercising — anything from Lifehouse to Carrie Underwood to Katy Perry. This morning, I decided I needed to step up my workout. See,…

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Speaking Truth Over My Body

I woke up early and stuck my basal thermometer in my mouth – just like every morning. Two minutes later, my temperature reading was low – just like every morning. If you’re not familiar with basal temperature charting, the basic premise is that body temperature rises when ovulation occurs, and drops again right before menstruation. Many…

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Ways I Want to Grow in 2017

Goals for the new year… New Year’s resolutions… do those statements make you cringe? Or do they get you excited and motivated? Are you a person who enjoys setting goals for the coming weeks and months? Or have you given up on resolutions as useless? I’ve always liked to write out some ambitions for a new…

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Natural Products I’m Using (and loving!)

Hey friends! So over the past year or two, I’ve been making an effort to live a healthier, more natural lifestyle — including the products I use in my home and on my body. Sometimes we don’t realize how much junk, chemicals, fake stuff, and even artificial hormones we are taking in, just through the products…

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PCOS Awareness Month

Many know September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month — which is important, as ovarian cancer is often called the “silent killer” and is the 5th leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women (source). It’s definitely something we ladies should be aware of. But there’s another “awareness” campaign going on this month, and it’s related, because…

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My Natural Headache Miracle Workers!

(This post contains affiliate links. See full affiliate disclosure at the bottom!)    Girls, this is just so good, I have to share it with you! For the last few years, I’ve gotten a lot of headaches – some of them bordering on migraine status. They usually start in my neck, climbing upward into my…

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My Reminder

I just woke up that morning feeling discouraged. I felt lonely after moving from town out to camp for the summer. I felt isolated from my husband because he was working so much. I wanted my body to do things right for a change, but thanks to PCOS, that doesn’t happen often. I just felt…

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Lord, Send What It Needs!

I’m using Streams in the Desert as my daily devotional these days. Yesterday morning, this little story was part of the devo: “I need oil,” said an ancient monk; so he planted an olive sapling. “Lord,” he prayed, “it needs rain that its tender roots may drink and swell. Send gentle showers.” And the Lord sent…

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What is PCOS?

(image source) I’ve been staring at this screen for days, trying to figure out how to begin, how to say what I want to say, and whether I should say it at all. Despite my hesitancy, I’ve decided it’s time to be open and honest, and talk about my recent diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)….

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