I wanted to share some of the updates on the crowdfunding campaign to get this book published!
It's PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) Awareness Month! It’s September, and it’s PCOS Awareness Month. What is PCOS? Healthline defines PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) as “a condition in which a woman’s levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts (benign masses on the ovaries). … Continue reading Ask Me About PCOS
Buy the Book here I’m asking for $26 through orders not done on Kickstarter via paypal.me/mbartleson/26 I'm self-publishing an honest book about growing up with chronic illness and mental health. I wrote the content before rose-colored glasses impacted my experiences too much. To help this book get published, you can visit the crowdfunding page to … Continue reading I’m Self-Publishing a Book!
Your voice. It matters. Yeah- it definitely does. Your voice. Your (respectful) opinion. You story. Your experiences. It all matters. (Not my image) It can shape things. It can make other people feel like they’re not alone by creating more "me too's." Maybe you feel like it’s just you- but I promise- it’s not true. When you … Continue reading Your Story & Your Voice Matters
I usually say traveling alone. But that sounds lonely. And it absolutely is NOT lonely at all. So I'll say traveling solo! Personally. I LOVE SOLO TRAVEL. It's my favorite. I got my first real experience of traveling solo when I studied abroad- specifically for half of my week trip to London and my trip … Continue reading 5 Reasons I Love Solo Travel
I hear this and see it on social media all too often... "The biggest problem with mental health is the mental health provider." Now typically this is in reference to chronic illness, but I've heard it generally too. Now. Granted. Yes. That can be a PART of the problem, but just a part. All of … Continue reading Mental Health Providers and T1D
Woah- my diabetes turns 17 today, and this month my blog turns 4. Wait- I’ve had T1D for 17 years? 17 years ago- when I was 7- after being sick for months... we finally had our answer? Wow. And I’ve been blogging for 4 years? Kind of blows my mind- especially the blogging part- especially … Continue reading 17 Years of Diabadass-ery? AND the Blog Turns 4? Time Flies!