Choosing Childlessness An Insider Perspective On the Forgotten Side of Infertility

Choosing childlessness after infertility was both challenging 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 was the unrelenting guilt. Like I'd let everyone down. That...

Revealing How To Start Your Fitness Journey With Chronic Illness

Starting your fitness journey with chronic illness isn't easy but your body will thank you once you do. While physical activity is often recommended as a preventative measure, researchers discovered that regular exercise is an effective treatment for 26 chronic...

How to Fade A Laparotomy Scar Naturally and Feel Confident

Healing my laparotomy scar has been a journey. I have a hypertrophic scar that requires more work and time to fade. But, I’ve made significant progress, and two years post-surgery, my scar’s appearance has drastically improved. And the reason I believe I was able to...

5 Simple Hacks for Managing Chronic Fatigue That You Must Try

Managing chronic fatigue in a busy world is nearly impossible. This is especially true when you're managing a chronic illness. However, despite the challenges that chronic fatigue brings, there are things you can do to manage your time and get things done. Primarily...

7 Simple Coping Strategies to Manage ADHD and Bipolar Disorder You Need to Try

Living with a dual diagnosis of ADHD and bipolar disorder is challenging. It's hard to differentiate between symptoms and even harder to manage them. Fortunately, there are seven simple coping strategies you can use to help you manage ADHD and bipolar disorder...

Healthy Living with Endometriosis How to Improve Your Quality of Life

Healthy living with endometriosis is not impossible. But it does require some work. The primary goal is to manage chronic pain and decrease inflammation. Luckily you can make fundamental changes to your daily routine and accomplish a better quality of life. Learning...

Childfree

This Childfree Woman Ain’t Broken So Stop Pitying Me

As a childfree woman, not by choice, I’ve experienced pity and sympathy when...

Childfree Guilt Is An Agonizing Battle To Overcome

Childfree guilt is a challenging burden to live under. At least that has been...

Choosing Childlessness An Insider Perspective On the Forgotten Side of Infertility

Choosing childlessness after infertility was both challenging and easy. I felt...
This Childfree Woman Ain’t Broken So Stop Pitying Me

This Childfree Woman Ain’t Broken So Stop Pitying Me

As a childfree woman, not by choice, I’ve experienced pity and sympathy when sharing my story. And while I get that many can’t fathom my experience, I don’t get how it makes me pitiful. Instead, there’s this expectation that I should feel broken and empty. Or that...

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...