Posts Tagged ‘women’s health’

Why You Should Let Yourself Hit Rock Bottom

You’ll be surprised what you find down there…                                    Photo by Yoann Boyer on Unsplash I will never forget when my doctor looked me in the eye and said, I don’t know what to do for you now. After all the…

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Why Women Won’t Admit What’s Wrong

And it’s killing us…                                    Photo by Luis Galvez on Unsplash   Months before I got my diagnosis, I knew something was amiss. I felt strange, simultaneously wired and exhausted and the pounds were falling off despite consuming vast quantities…

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The Fatal Mistake You’re Making About Stress

And why you should get emotional about it                                 Photo by Kinga Cichewicz on Unsplash   Stress nearly killed me. And it can do the same for you. You probably already heard that stress can cause heart disease, cancer and stroke, but……

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Why Women Lie About Feeling Fine

Photo by Timothy Paul Smith on Unsplash I used to dread people asking me I wanted them to stop, but they didn’t. I tried to come up with something witty to distract them, to pretend the wheels weren’t coming off, the walls weren’t crumbling around me and a voice inside my head wasn’t screaming, help me!…

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What Does Cancer Look Like To You?

What Does Cancer Look Like To You? Cancer. A woman lying in a hospice bed, drawing her last breath? A patient in pain, prepped for chemotherapy, bald and frightened? Or…a group of women dancing bra-less in a field, feathers in hair, cheeks speckled with glitter, smiling and connecting? How about, a woman who was given just…

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20 Reasons to Rebuild Yourself

Ever feel like you want to start over and totally rebuild yourself? You know, ditch the meds and create that Gisele Bundchen body crossed with Sheryl Sandberg’s brain and Melissa McCarthy’s sense of humour, that you secretly crave in your “ideal me” moments. Or would you settle for simple good health? As in, symptom-free, abundant…

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Why I Eat Chocolate Cake

Why I Eat Chocolate Cake I eat chocolate cake because people assume I can’t, shouldn’t, or wouldn’t dare. And that makes me smile. I’m not vegetarian, vegan or paleo but I can’t tell you how many people hesitate before handing me a plate of food or offering me an alcoholic drink. Clearly I have a…

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Feel Broken? Here’s What to Do Now…

I remember the day my doctor gave up on me. “I don’t know what else to do for you, Jacqueline,” she said, “All I can do now is offer you Prozac.” Ever feel broken??? I understood that she wanted to dose me up, send me home and stop my weekly trips to ER, endless blood…

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The Myth Of Cancer

He/She/They just got cancer…… How many times have you heard people say this when talking about someone recently diagnosed with cancer? I’ve heard it A LOT! A friend of mine has a sister who “just got cancer.” Now, she’s a good friend and a smart lady, but still she believed that her sister had suddenly…

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