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April 25, 2016

Guided Meditation for PCOS

I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) many years ago and for years I suffered from pain, anger, and frustration. The symptoms of PCOS are horrible - unwanted hair, pimples, severe premenstrual syndrome (severe PMS), weight gain, sweating, hair loss, emotional ups and downs and so much more. Over the years things go worse and I thought I just had to suffer through it. After trying to gym and attempting dietary changes I gave…
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March 21, 2016

Do You Have PCOS and Endometriosis? Here’s 3 Things To Do

When I was diagnosed with endometriosis and PCOS in 2011...I felt like the world was just falling apart. I still remember the tears as I was on the drive home from the doctors. What was I going to do? What did this mean for my future? Would I ever have kids? Was I always going to experience this pain? My mind was filled with every fearful thought imaginable. It's so easy to live in the…
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January 3, 2016

Why I Won’t Let Endometriosis Ruin My Life

 I'm sitting on a birthing ball looking down at my ever-expanding belly. A kick, then another reminds me of the beautiful baby growing inside. At seven months it's still hard to wrap my mind around it. I'm really pregnant.  When I look back on the journey of how I got here, it was as if I had to run a marathon with no end in sight. My body had given out, my mind was numb,…
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February 5, 2014

Endo Eats: What to Eat When Endometriosis Strikes

It's no secret. Endometriosis sucks. But it is a part of my life and something I must tackle and deal with head-on. I remember the first time my doctor told me I had to change my diet: "no sugars, no processed foods, no caffeine, no wheat, no alcohol," she said. She might as well have said "no life." What was I supposed to eat then? A slice of lettuce with a drizzle of olive oil?…
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August 27, 2013

Confessions of a Sugar Addict

Hello, my name is Suki.And I'm a sugar addict.It began the first time I tasted Coca-Cola. They called me Coca-Cola baby. If I could have had it in my baby bottle, I would have requested it. The bubbles, the sugary goodness, I was instantly hooked.Even to this day when I drink a Coca-Cola (which is not often) I remember just how wonderful it tastes. I was a lucky child because I had a very high…
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April 25, 2013

A Bite of Cupcake, a Little Yoga, and Pinch of Love

I am excited to welcome another another guest blogger to Sookton's Space! Elena and her daughter love to bake cupcakes! Elena, the sweet genius behind The Cupcake Factory blog, is going to share her secret recipe for a healthy cupcake (they do exist!) "I stumbled across Sookton's Space following a Google search for 'PCOS + Yoga,'" explains Elena. "I discovered at least two things we have in common and was pleased to find some inspiring…
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January 1, 2012

New Year: New Me

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” - Douglas Adams Ah. Here I am again, breathing in a new year. I always think of a new year as a time of change - or at least a time for intentions to change. It's the time of year for new year's resolutions: all around people are joining gyms, starting new diets,…
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November 23, 2011

Putting an End to Endo

I've been thinking a lot lately about the word "endometriosis." It's probably because I've been saying it more, and writing it, and spelling it, and having Microsoft Word tell me that it does not exist (thanks a lot Bill Gates!) As many of you know I was diagnosed with endometriosis earlier this year. My doctor recommended laparoscopic surgery (it's the only way to even be diagnosed with endometriosis) and so I went under the knife…
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January 28, 2011

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

Hey, if Oprah can do it, I can do it. Just a quick post to show you some of my favorite things: 1. African Inspired Purses and Bags Clutch African Purse on Etsy When I grew up in Kenya I was constantly around beautiful beaded jewelry, basket handbags, unique prints and patterns. It is only now, when I am older, that I can really appreciate their beauty. If you buy these African goods just make…
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January 20, 2011

Mutate and Evolve

Today I know what the X-Men must have felt like. Mutants. Genetically flawed creatures that lurk in the shadows. Ok- I'm exaggerating but you get the point. My favorite was always Storm, but I digress. Today I was diagnosed with "Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome." Just the name itself sounds like an alien. Like the first thing I thought of when they told me that was those sacks in the spaceship on Alien- you know what I…
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