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Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Steffi Jenifer (The Colourful Salad)

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Steffi Jenifer… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Steffi Jenifer (The Colourful Salad)

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Depression

Estrogen and Depression: An Unhappy Dance

I've taken birth control pills for much of my adult life.  Sometimes the contraceptive benefit was useful, but a lot of the time it was more about keeping estrogen fluctuations associated with PMS at bay.  I've recently decided to stop taking the pill because there is some indication that oral contraceptives may promote inflammation.  The… Continue reading Estrogen and Depression: An Unhappy Dance

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Mental Health

My Hormones Hate Me, and It’s Mutual

freestocks.org on Unsplash My whole abdominal region is giving me a shit-kicking right now.  My head hurts and my mood has been crap the last several days.  I would like to reach into my bloated belly, pull out my ovaries, and flush them down the toilet.  My hormones hate me, and I hate them right… Continue reading My Hormones Hate Me, and It’s Mutual