Structuring my life and health AROUND my hormonal cycle is the only way I succeed at anything. I think I will always struggle with fatigue, anxiety, depression, weight management, and digestive issues. This doesn’t mean there’s necessarily something “wrong” with me. It’s a combination of genetics and my overly-stressful life. Sometimes, playing the cards you’ve been dealt is better than trying to find new ones. Being the best me I can be within my health limitations has done more for me than trying to pathologize and fix my limitations ever did.
At the beginning of 2016, I felt like I was ready for forward momentum. For growth, for change. Now 2017 is upon me and I find myself asking this question: How do you measure growth? I didn’t write much about #growingrace2016. (What I DID write, you can read here.) I think that often, when we … [Read more…]
If motherhood has changed me (emotionally, spiritually, psychologically), does not my body also have the right to be changed by motherhood?
It’s the last day of February, and I just got back from a week-long vacation. It’s definitely time to start counting my blessings. Finding beauty in February of 2013!
I didn’t want to blog about this. But my husband encouraged it, so blog I will. A few days into March, I took my magnetic wipeoff board that hangs on the freezer and wrote the following words on it:
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired. Author Unknown The Back Story For as long as I can remember, I have been plagued with many physical difficulties that have often interfered with my keeping up with a “normal” lifestyle. Constant exhaustion and fatigue, muscle pain, “irritable bowel … [Read more…]
“A time to get, and a time to lose…” (Ecclesiastes 3:6) For most of my adult life, my weight has fluctuated right around 100 pounds, regardless of how much I ate or how often I exercised. Honestly, it was AWESOME and I loved being so skinny!
Today Ezra is 4 weeks old! He has grown immensely in the last month and is changing and acting more grown up every day…it’s astonishing! It took him about 2 1/2 weeks, but he finally figured out how to nurse! Let me say that was a very rough process! I came very close to giving … [Read more…]