A Different Approach to PMS

Cramps. Bloating. Moodiness. Water weight. Sleep disturbances. Constipation. Breast tenderness. Hot flashes. Is it menopause, or is it PMS? For this post, I’m talking about PMS…and if you know, you know. Most of the time when we think of PMS—also known as premenstrual syndrome—we think of it as a bad thing, a disease, or something … More A Different Approach to PMS

5 Thoughts (on body image, coping mechanisms, snacking, and more…)

1. Body image as a coping mechanism Most diets begin and end with body dissatisfaction. I say this because the motivation to start a diet almost always involves some component of wanting to change our bodies, and most diets end because compliance is pretty much impossible after a while, leading to rebound weight gain and … More 5 Thoughts (on body image, coping mechanisms, snacking, and more…)

Not Getting Your Period Is NOT Normal

Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, Explained Not getting your period might sound like a wonderful change, compared to sometimes painful visits from Aunt Flo every month. But irregular—or missing—periods aren’t normal, and can bring significant health risks both now and in the future. My story… I was somewhat of a late bloomer, starting my period at fourteen. But … More Not Getting Your Period Is NOT Normal