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3 Tips to Regain Your Period: My Experiences with Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

I first started my period just before I turned 11 years old. That’s young!!!  I look at 11 year old girls now and think it seems too early! I remember being embarrassed and incredibly self-conscious about it for at least the first year. I felt like everyone could tell when it was that time of the month and I was always concerned about having an incident in front of others. As time went by, I started to get really uncomfortable cramps, would want to wear whatever clothing I wanted without concern, and wanted to go swimming whenever I wanted…and that was the start of my period feeling like a really annoying inconvenience. It certainly wasn’t something I honored as the sign of optimal health, femininity, and...

Desire + LEARN + TRUST + Nourish = VIBRANT LIFE (Part 2)

Today we return to our discussion about the equation Desire + Learn + Trust + Nourish = VIBRANT LIFE.  We started with Desire. If you haven't read that yet, start there. LEARN. So once we've decided we're ready for change, it's important to get our groove on with learning. We'll want to be open minded because it's possible we'll learn that our original thought about how to achieve what we desire isn't the most appropriate route for us. So often we accept as truth things we've heard without even stopping to consider where they've come from and how we really feel about them. So now is the time to learn more about the area in which we want to see results, methods of accomplishing those results, who...


It starts with habits.

I have a series of blog posts I will be sharing here shortly regarding the tagline you may have noticed on my home page. Desire + Learn + Trust + Nourish = VIBRANT LIFE. There we will dig much deeper into a discussion about goals. In the meantime, I wanted to discuss those smaller steps we use to achieve broader desires. Have you ever noticed what those smaller increments often consist of? The creation of new habits. Right?! Think about it. It’s things like: complete 3 important tasks related to the larger goal each day; get to bed by 10:30 each night; eat additional servings of veggies each day, etc. Those daily habits then add up over time to create our larger desired outcomes. Creating...