#BeYourOwnBeautyProject, Body Trust, Health, New Moon, PCOS, Storytelling, Summer

An Ode to Acne, Coarse Body Hair and Other Sometimes Hard-to-Love Body Characteristics

Body. I’ve been thinking about hair lately. Body hair. My body hair. You see, at the end of August, my friend Jackie and I are hosting a Body Positivity Party at our local mall. We’ll be putting body positive messages on post-it notes and colorful signs in the mall dressing rooms. Notes saying “Be Your …

Fall, Health, PCOS

Renaming PCOS, Reclaiming Bodies

Endocrinopathy and growing our hope for successful management of PCOS Interview Audio Link [Length: 38 minutes] When showing up to meet Dr. Heidi Peterson, ND, I was not expecting to find such a comfortable office. It was easily my favorite doctor’s office. My previous preference for a provider’s office was a warm space with well-loved plants …

Fall, Health, PCOS

Going Upstream: A truly preventative perspective of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

[Average Read Time: 10 minutes] When I got there, the Townshend’s teahouse was unusually quiet. No line, several open tables near the ambient light, and a background soundtrack that was actually soothing. Perfect. I was there to meet with Dr. Angela Cortal, a Naturopathic physician specializing in women’s endocrine health and holistic pain management. In …