Hello, Internet World.
I’ve been putting off starting my blog for far too long. At first I told myself I just did not have time—I was in grad school. Who has time to blog when there are papers to write and exams to study for? Then I graduated and I told myself that I needed some time to rest and recover. But deep down, I held off on blogging because this is my personal story, and it is always hard to share a personal story with the world. So, enough excuses! This is me and this is my blog. Welcome to it!
Hormones Running Wild
Ever since the ripe old age of 11, I’ve dealt with hormonal weirdness. I was the first to sprout underarm hair in my class, followed by some dark peach fuzz on my upper lip, which I convinced my mom to let me wax off with Nads, along with a layer of skin (ouch). After that followed a series of gut-wrenching periods, painful laser hair removal sessions, and acne that followed me into adulthood—which at times made me want to don a paper bag as a face. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) that I was finally able to start figuring things out and healing.
You Don’t Outgrow PCOS
I remember thinking to myself that one day I would be older and more mature, and these issues would eventually get left behind with my adolescence. I am now on my way into my 30s, and guess what? I am still battling unwanted hair, acne, and excruciating periods.
I have come to realize that balancing hormones is like putting together a puzzle—it takes the right pieces in the right place. And staying on top of it is essential. I have much more success when I stick to a nutritious diet, exercise regularly, and take my supplements. And along with that, self-love and self-care are a must.
What My Blog is All About
I want to give you, my dear reader, my most honest self. On my journey to health and healing, I’ve tried a lot, read a lot, and questioned a lot. I still have a lot to learn (you can never stop learning!) and want to start putting this knowledge into writing so that I can help you make sense of your hormones, your painful periods, your PCOS, your insomnia, and your acne. I use a blend of modalities for healing such as herbs, essential oils, stress management, nutrition, supplementation, and exercise. Figuring it out on your own can be difficult and frustrating and I want to be your coach in managing your hormonal imbalances. While I plan to see clients in the near future, for now my blog will serve to provide tidbits of information that I hope will be useful to you as you travel along your health journey. Cheers to you, your beautiful body, and your thirst for learning more about how to help it function optimally!