Choosing Childlessness An Insider Perspective On the Forgotten Side of Infertility

Choosing childlessness after infertility was both difficult and easy. I felt peace yet at the same time anxiety. There was confidence in my decision as well as uncertainty. And perhaps the biggest whammy of them all was the unrelenting guilt. Like I’d let everyone...

6 Steps to Overcome Toxic Body Image and Achieve Confidence

Toxic body image is surging within today’s social media culture and influence. And I’m sure you’ve struggled with your body image and appearance as a direct result of an advertisement or influencer. I’ve openly shared before how I battled negative body image and body...

ADHD Medication Stigma Has An Astonishing Impact On Treatment Here’s Why

ADHD medication stigma kept me in denial for years about my condition. Despite suspecting that I had ADHD, I continued to live under the false narrative that I was just a lazy, undependable person that wasn’t smart and could not be someone of significant value. I’m...

Fundamentals of a Neurodivergent Brain and How to Flourish

Having a neurodivergent brain has taught me about the importance of resilience and adaptation. And I’ve become less ashamed about living with ADHD and dyscalculia. However, I know that neurodiversity is a new way of approaching mental disorders and learning...

Powerful iOS 15 Features for ADHD You Must Use

Each fascinating iOS 15 feature has allowed me to gain control over my ADHD symptoms. Specifically, my lack of focus, procrastination, and productivity presented the most problems when moving this past August. I struggled to find the motivation necessary to get back...

Body Dysmorphia And Negative Body Image The Truth Is You’re Confusing Them

Body dysmorphia and negative body image are prevalent issues in our society. These issues are triggered by society, culture, social groups, and perceptions about beauty. Yet, key differences such as internal and external influences increase these behaviors'...
Childfree Guilt Is An Agonizing Battle To Overcome

Childfree Guilt Is An Agonizing Battle To Overcome

Childfree guilt is a challenging burden to live under. At least that has been my experience. Often it appears that there’s no place for me within the childless/childfree community because it feels like I didn't grieve the same as others. I swiftly moved past grief...

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Gynecologist Appointment Valuable Insurance Tips

Gynecologist Appointment Valuable Insurance Tips

If you think scheduling a gynecologist appointment is all about calling and choosing a date and time. You're dead wrong, my friend. Ok, it is an important part because, yes, having a set time for your exam is part of the process. However, knowing how you're going to...

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Dear Men, Street Harassment is Misogynistic Here’s Why

Dear Men, Street Harassment is Misogynistic Here’s Why

Street harassment is an issue that women of all races, cultures, shapes, and sizes face on a regular basis. I’m sure we can all swap stories about uncomfortable experiences we’ve had with men in public. While many women shrug it off as typical male behavior. Or,...

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Childfree

Childfree Guilt Is An Agonizing Battle To Overcome

Childfree Guilt Is An Agonizing Battle To Overcome

Childfree guilt is a challenging burden to live under. At least that has been my experience. Often it appears that there’s no place for me within the childless/childfree community because it feels like I didn't grieve the same as others. I swiftly moved past grief...

Childless During The Holidays 15 Rituals You Need to Try

Childless During The Holidays 15 Rituals You Need to Try

Being childless during the holidays used to be an awkward and uncomfortable time of the year for me. I used to feel as though I didn’t have a right to celebrate because I didn’t have kids and the holidays are all about kids. And while it can definitely feel this way...

Giving Voice to My Infertility Journey

At times my infertility journey overwhelms me. These overwhelming feelings always arise unexpectedly and serve as a painful reminder that I'm not quite there just yet. I'm still in purgatory waiting for my fate to be determined. It's these dark moments of my...

Health

Gynecologist Appointment Valuable Insurance Tips

Gynecologist Appointment Valuable Insurance Tips

If you think scheduling a gynecologist appointment is all about calling and choosing a date and time. You're dead wrong, my friend. Ok, it is an important part because, yes, having a set time for your exam is part of the process. However, knowing how you're going to...

Your First Gynecologist How To Choose The Best One For You

Your First Gynecologist How To Choose The Best One For You

Gynecologists are the best choice for women’s health and reproductive needs. Their specialized knowledge regarding reproductive disorders, vaginal health, and gynecological cancer allows them to screen and treat these female-specific disorders. However, a gynecologist...

Your First Pap Smear Useful Tips To Ease Your Nervous Mind

Your First Pap Smear Useful Tips To Ease Your Nervous Mind

It’s time for your first pap smear, and you’re beyond nervous. I’m sure you’ve had friends and family share their experiences.  Yet, you’re still scared, which is totally okay. The purpose of this series is to increase your awareness of gynecological health. This way,...

Invisible Illness

Helpful Endo Surgery Prep Tips That Make Life Easier

Helpful Endo Surgery Prep Tips That Make Life Easier

Endo surgery prep can be hard to manage alone. You're already anxious and nervous about the surgery and the outcome. So, trying to remember the steps necessary to properly prepare for surgery can be overwhelming. This is why it's essential to not go through this alone...

Endo Belly & How To Overcome It Right Now

Endo Belly & How To Overcome It Right Now

Overcoming endo belly can seem like an impossible task. Mostly because you have a cluster of symptoms to contend with. And, if that isn't bad enough, you're stuck with a prominent and awkward reminder of your body's struggle to function. But, while I haven't found a...

Mental Health

6 Steps to Overcome Toxic Body Image and Achieve Confidence

6 Steps to Overcome Toxic Body Image and Achieve Confidence

Toxic body image is surging within today’s social media culture and influence. And I’m sure you’ve struggled with your body image and appearance as a direct result of an advertisement or influencer. I’ve openly shared before how I battled negative body image and body...

Powerful iOS 15 Features for ADHD You Must Use

Powerful iOS 15 Features for ADHD You Must Use

Each fascinating iOS 15 feature has allowed me to gain control over my ADHD symptoms. Specifically, my lack of focus, procrastination, and productivity presented the most problems when moving this past August. I struggled to find the motivation necessary to get back...

5 Outstanding ADHD Productivity Tools That Rock

5 Outstanding ADHD Productivity Tools That Rock

Let's be honest. ADHD productivity tools can be a hit or miss. When they're good, you're on fire, productive, and efficient. Yet when the novelty wears off, unproductivity quickly settles in. And, as a member of the ADHD club, I've struggled with this exact...

Personal Growth

2021 Personal Goals To Change The World

2021 Personal Goals To Change The World

Personal goals and the start of a new year go together like peanut butter and jelly. Undoubtedly something is inspiring about the start of something fresh. A new beginning and the promise and hope that a new year brings. It’s common to focus on the typical new year’s...

How A Growth Mindset Makes You More Powerful

How A Growth Mindset Makes You More Powerful

Cultivating a growth mindset is a powerful thing. And, it’s a necessary tool if you have an invisible illness. There are so many ups and downs that come with managing a chronic condition, impacting every area of your life. Physical, mental, emotional, social,...

Dear Men, Street Harassment is Misogynistic Here’s Why

Dear Men, Street Harassment is Misogynistic Here’s Why

Street harassment is an issue that women of all races, cultures, shapes, and sizes face on a regular basis. I’m sure we can all swap stories about uncomfortable experiences we’ve had with men in public. While many women shrug it off as typical male behavior. Or,...

Wellness

The Colorful Lumma Disc And Why You Should Give It A Try

The Colorful Lumma Disc And Why You Should Give It A Try

The lumma disc is a revolutionary product that encourages you to rethink how you view menstruation. The brands’ unique and refreshing approach to reusable menstrual discs has shaken the disc market. It’s a colorful and fun option that’s beginner-friendly.  Aside from...

The Battle Of Menstrual Discs Versus Cups Which Is Better?

The Battle Of Menstrual Discs Versus Cups Which Is Better?

The choice between menstrual discs versus cups has made deciding between sustainable period products challenging. While having many reusable menstrual products on the market is incredible, it doesn't make choosing one easier. However, doing some research and learning...

What Is Employer Insurance?

What Is Employer Insurance?

Although there are various options for health insurance, you're most likely going to choose to receive the health benefits offered via your employer insurance plan. Unless you're self-employed, work part-time, are still considered a dependent, or fall under another...

Spring Season Skincare Refresh

Spring Season Skincare Refresh

I can feel the beginning of the spring season right around the corner. Consequently, this time of year always inspires me to evaluate my current routines, habits, and environment. Usually, this stirs a desire within me to freshen things up. Typically, I start with...