When I was sixteen, I started taking the contraceptive pill. I’d had a natural cycle for a year or so, but my acne was getting worse and having a face full of pimples was the most difficult part of high school for me. I’d think about it constantly, slathering my skin in thick concealer during the […]
I was going to preface this post with a little Sorry! – as it’s been awhile between The Gratitude Files posts. I was going to ramble on and on about balance and focus and priorities and energy and all that jazz, but I’m not going to.
It’s like when you’ve taken a break from journalling and you feel that need to ‘catch up’ with everything that has happened since you last put pen to paper and it ends up coming out all forced and bullet-pointed and just totally inauthentic and bleurgh.
So, none of that. I’m just diving straight in! Right now, in this moment, as I sit typing away in my favourite cafe, I am fizzing with gratitude for…
I haven’t made my journey with Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) much of a secret. I’ve written here, here and here all about my experience coming off the contraceptive pill after over a decade of usage, only to find that my period didn’t come back – for a year!
Diagnosed with PCOS and given butt-loads of conflicting and confusing advice from friends, family, my GP, Google, books and blogs, it was a challenging and confronting year at times as I set out ‘debunking PCOS’. I’ve also made no secret about just how much Nat Kringoudis (as a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist and Natural Fertility Educator as well as women’s wellness blogging SUPERSTAR), helped bring clarity to my situation and empowered me to make the best decisions for my body.