Stress, Resilience and Courage In Polycystic Ovary Syndrome… Could it save your life?
But it’s important.
The changes that occur in women with PCOS look an awful lot like those that occur in stress. Reduced sex hormone binding globule, insulin resistance, increased risk of heart dis-ease, anxiety, depression, reduced fertility and digestive function, brain fog… Not to mention the stress that PCOS can cause a woman physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Oh! I could go on.
But what if changing how you see stress could change not only your mental response to stress but literally shift your biology? If this is true, then changing how you see stress could possibly reduce your PCOS signs and symptoms. That’s well worth pondering!
That’s what psychologist Kelly McGonigal talks about in this talk, ‘How To Make Stress Your Friend.’ She chats about some interesting research and the effect on how you see stress has on your health, rather than the actual stress. It’s interesting stuff!
I love the impact of the great hormone, oxytocin. This is the ‘hug hormone’ and one of the reasons I recommend frequent hugs. Well, that and I just love them! I really believe a hug a day keeps the doctor away!
If you don’t have time to watch this now, make sure you subscribe to our RSS feed. And an important take away lesson? A long hug can help create caring, courage, and resilience. Phew! I think my heart is safe. My poor hubby often says he thinks I’ll wear his lips and hugs out!
Enjoy, and as always, feel free to share x
P.S. If stress is an issue in your life, I’d strongly recommend you check out Conquer Your PCOS – The 12 Week Action Plan. There is a lot of powerful information and techniques contained to help you in here 🙂