When I first started seeing a pelvic floor physical therapist, I was very unsure. My physical therapist had a "Support Planned Parenthood" sticker on her laptop and told me she was a lapsed Catholic who believed that the Catholic Church had changed its position on masturbation (it hasn't, for the record). I also had some … Continue reading A Catholic Perspective on Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Our humanity includes a broken body—and that brokenness is something the Lord himself chose to take on. If he did, why wouldn't we?
"Your grandfather always says, 'We eat to live; we don't live to eat.'" So my mother told me when I was 15 and became hypoglycemic. I don't think I really appreciated this wisdom, which came from my diabetic grandfather, until last year. I was diagnosed with PCOS and endometriosis after a decade of suppressing my … Continue reading Eating to Live, Not Living to Eat
Full disclosure: I am about to rave about a conference held by a website for which I am a contributing writer. Hopefully, that doesn't diminish my credibility; the only thing that would have changed had I experienced the 2019 FemCatholic Conference not as a FemCatholic contributing writer is that I wouldn't have experienced the feeling of pride … Continue reading 5 Takeaways from the First Annual FemCatholic Conference
I took the birth control pill for over 10 years, starting when I was 17. I went on the pill, like so many women, because I had irregular and often unmanageable periods. I wasn't told why I needed the pill - just that the pill would help. And it did, for 10 years. It probably still would … Continue reading My First Year Post-Pill