This is (my new) womanhood

Part 2 of Lane 9 Project co-founder, Heather Caplan's essay contribution for our August writing prompt, "This is womanhood".  “Tell your husband to go to bed and get some sleep. One of you should be rested,” she said. I was in labor, and apparently in labor, you get no rest. Instead, my instructions were to … Continue reading This is (my new) womanhood

This is womanhood

In response to our Lane 9 Project August writing prompt, "This is Womanhood". This is part one of two essays by L9P co-founder, Heather Caplan.  I couldn’t do another treadmill run, and I was tired of feeling like I had to. It was light out for a change. I lived in the suburbs, but I … Continue reading This is womanhood

I see the finish line (and then I chase the next one)

(2018) I’ve run this 5K course more than a few times; I know we have more than a few blocks to go. I know this threshold I-might-puke-now feeling well, but this threshold is new. I try to ignore the time on the clock, the pace on my watch, the heart nearly beating out of my … Continue reading I see the finish line (and then I chase the next one)

5 Stages of Grief in Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery

By Hannah Meier, RD and L9P ambassador For those who may be new around here, I am a dietitian recovering from hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA). I used to be pretty quiet about that, but ever since I decided to pursue HA recovery I’ve learned how to be less ashamed and more vocal. Sparknotes: HA is the … Continue reading 5 Stages of Grief in Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery