We all go through changes in our life, but rarely do we stop to think about how our body’s most intimate workings change. For menstruating folks, the changes we experience with our periods are sometimes rapid, sometimes gradual, but hardly ever consistent. If you are reading today as a non-menstruating individual, I bid you good day- as I’m sure you’re not needing to read my reflections. But if you are experiencing changes in your period related to gaining weight, having a baby, or perhaps facing health and physical ability issues- then I encourage you to read on.
Holidays stress me out. I’m a social introvert, but each Christmas I yearn to invite family and friends over for dinners or parties. I never do, because the idea of preparing my self and my home for those interactions causes me anxiety and stress. I am making it a point this year to offer myself more self care, in hopes that I can relieve enough stress to become the host that I want to be. Even if you don’t have any socialization issues, the holidays can be a demanding time on all of us. Join me in finding time for…
I’m sure you don’t know many moms in wheelchairs, but I am one. In fact, I became a wheelchair user the day I became a Mom. It was October 2004, and I received an epidural injury during the birth of my first child. My left leg is paralyzed and I use a wheelchair as my primary source of mobility.