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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you had to deal with PCOS. Do you have a tough time being direct with others...
Posted 08/16/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/25/2019
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What Victoria Beckham's PCOS Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Victoria Beckham's PCOS Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham revealed she had PCOS back in 2013, a wave of empathy and validation washed over the PCOS community. “Wow. Even her, too?”Three things happen for us when a celebrity opens up about a...
Posted 06/06/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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Never Give Up

Never Give Up

I am a stay-at-home mom with one daughter from my previous husband and four stepdaughters with my current husband. My husband and I would really like to have a baby together. I was diagnosed with PCOS [polycystic ovary syndrome] in 2018. I already...
Posted 05/23/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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Are You Afraid to Say No?

Are You Afraid to Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression

FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression

By Carole Tanzer Miller and E.J. Mundell, HealthDay ReportersWEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the nasal spray medication esketamine -- a relative of the club drug and anesthetic ketamine...
Posted 03/18/2019
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AHA: Why Do IVF Pregnancies With Frozen Embryos Raise Preeclampsia Risk?

AHA: Why Do IVF Pregnancies With Frozen Embryos Raise Preeclampsia Risk?

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- For women who use in vitro fertilization to get pregnant, particularly those who find success with frozen embryo transfers, recent studies have found they have an increased risk of...
Posted 02/22/2019
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