Living Well: September is PCOS Awareness Month

It’s after ten at night on Monday and I’ve been sitting here most of the evening wondering what to write for my weekly health article when I saw an article trending on Twitter. I know. Twitter. It’s not my favorite place to pick up ideas from – but there it was. An article from Pop…

Living Well: Skin care and treatments for adult acne

For those of you who have followed my blog for a while, you know that I live with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome which is a disease that affects hormones. What also happens with PCOS, is living as an adult in my forties with acne. Sometimes I look like an overgrown teenager with skin problems. And I…

Mindfulness vs. Mindlessness

This morning I decided to do a search for trending health topics to write about this week and came across this headline: Mindfulness vs. Mindlessness. Given my history working in addictions and mental health, I thought this would be a good topic to cover today. So, I hit the Google and did some research. While…

Living with chronic migraine and migraine care

Yesterday, I woke up with a brutal migraine – first bad migraine in several months. I wound up sleeping most of the day and am still feeling that post-migraine “hangover” – which feels like a hangover from drinking too much booze. Living with chronic migraines can be brutal – but what worked for me in…

The keto challenge: I actually gained weight

It’s 7:30 am on Friday morning as I type this. I just woke up from really disturbing nightmares and I’m trying to collect my thoughts enough to write an article but I’m having a hard time. I took this week off blogging so I could focus on learning about keto and fasting. I already thought…

The art of self care for anxiety, depression or stress

Reposting this. I think it’s a good reminder on how we can care for ourselves during this difficult time. At work today, I caught up with a co-worker I hadn’t seen in a few days. We chatted a bit about my new schedule and how it’s really making a difference in my life. We went…