The Magic is in the Mess

I have a question for you. Do you ever make plans and change them? A date with a friend to your favorite tea shop with soft-and-worn couch chairs? A trip with your partner that ends up being on the only weekend you both could actually rest at home after a playfully wild summer? Or a retreat you are hosting but …

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#BeYourOwnBeautyProject : A Movement to Spread Body Positivity

A Body Positivity Mall Dressing Room Decorating Party It all started when Jackie and I, inspired by our new dating lives, ventured out one Friday evening for a Victoria’s Secret underwear sale. This idea was born. The full story below. Concept: We’ll gather for a community breakfast at the Lloyd Center mall teamed with sticky notes, pens, and our messages …

One Drop: Essential Oils to Boost Health & Relieve Stress

An Essential Oils Enthusiast I love it when a friend shares they met someone they know I’ll love. Don’t you? Well, that is how I heard about Krystin Rose. This interview was inspired by Krystin’s great story about becoming an essential oils enthusiast. I’ve had many positive experiences using oils, but they’ve never become a staple in my medicine kit. …

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 Own Beauty” and “This dressing …

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 and ambient light. But this …

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 February, Dr. Angela will be …