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New segment in 2015. Quote of the week: Real quotes from real women who live it every day. All will be presented as anonymous, because they could have been said by any one of us.
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I have a "friend" who shows up once a month. She turns my world upside down, over and over again.
I am a good person, caring and sweet, but when she comes to visit, I could rip off your head.
She takes no prisoners, foul words she does spout, I try to keep the words in, she lets them come out.
People don't understand me, or what this is about, to have this creature inside my head.
I despise who I am, half of the time, I feel sorry for my daughter, family and friends.
There's no way to describe it, for those who don't know, it's a living nightmare, she really needs to go.
~Neysia Manor, Rest in Peace

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Living with PMDD: Why Every Woman Should Be Practicing Hormonal Self-Awareness

Recently I stumbled across this gem of an article in Elephant Journal on hormonal self-awareness, written by Vironika Tugaleva, life coach, inspirational speaker, and award winning author of The Love Mindset.
One line that caught my eye was:  What a hormone surge does is it gets rid of a woman's ability to numb herself to the quality of her environment. 
With their permission, I have reposted the beginning of the article.  If the opening intrigues you, please click on the link to finish reading the article. Well worth your time.

Why Every Woman Should Be Practicing Hormonal Self-Awareness
by Vironika Tugaleva

I had a client once whose boss insisted on using positive-only language in the workplace. So, when giving feedback about mistakes and areas for improvement, he’d say, “You have a great opportunity to practice your communication and organization skills here” instead of “You’re awkward and messy.”

I thought that was just brilliant.

So, for me, around the same time every month, the opportunity comes to do some very deep self-awareness work.

The more I’ve become aware of the effects of hormones on my mind and body, the more amazed I’ve been that there was a point when I was not at all aware of these effects. There was a time when I would spend a week alternating between bitchy and depressed, thinking that the reason was whatever my mind told me was the reason.

Whether or not you’re a woman, stick out for this one, because if you are, then this is absolutely something you must know about yourself, and if you’re not, this will give you incredible insight into the behaviour of women in your life.  Read more here:

Sunday, June 21, 2015

PMDD Quote of the Week

~No one wants to admit they lose their mind every month when they have small children.~

Sunday, June 14, 2015

PMDD Quote of the Week

~I just want to be a normal woman every day.  Not just one week out of the month.~

Saturday, June 6, 2015

PMDD Quote of the Week

~Anybody ever feel like their heart is so broken, that a smile feels impossible and you feel as though you will never feel happiness again?~

Saturday, May 23, 2015

To Moms Everywhere...

With thanks to Brandi-Lee Davis, a belated Mother's Day guest post just for you...

This is to the mom
Who forgot to eat today
This is to the mom
Who has barely slept
This is to the mom
Who wanted to just give up
This is to the mom
Who spent all day cleaning
This is to the mom
Who begged for sleep
This is to the mom
Who cried to herself while everyone slept
This is to the mom
Who makes sure everyone has what they need
This is to the mom
Who feels unnoticed
This is to the mom
Who feels unappreciated
This is to the mom
Who feels like she's failing
This is to the mom
Who feels she's alone
I see you, I appreciate you
You're doing great and you're not alone

Sunday, May 17, 2015

PMDD Quote of the Week

~If the PMDD wants it, the PMDD gets it.~

Monday, May 11, 2015

PMDD Quote of the Week

 ~I want to be a b*tch so bad but no one has done anything wrong.~