Stress has, sadly, become a normal part of our daily lives. Our fast-paced world celebrates increased productivity at the risk of our health and mental sanity, and Christmastime is a perfect example of that. I wish we didn’t even have to talk about this, but managing holiday stress needs to become a normal part of our Christmas planning.[Read more…] about 5 Steps to Managing Holiday Stress
I always knew that having kids would be life-changing, but I didn’t realize I would become a completely new person postpartum.
I understood (or thought I understood) that taking care of a new baby would involve learning new things, but to my surprise, caring for my new self was almost more difficult than caring for my baby. Almost.[Read more…] about What I Wish I’d Known About Life Postpartum
At some point during my pregnancy, my doctor brought up the possibility of postpartum depression.
Even though I had only experienced depression a few times in my youth, my doctor wanted me to be aware that my past meant a higher risk of PPD.[Read more…] about How to Talk to Your Doctor About Your Mental Health, Ebook
Body positivity and holiday food:
As wonderful and delicious as holiday food can be, there’s often a feeling of guilt associated with indulging during this time of year. It’s really easy to get wrapped up in counting calories at Halloween, or avoiding baked goods at family gatherings.
I know because I’ve been there. This year I was diagnosed with PCOS, a hormonal condition that is heavily influenced by what I eat.[Read more…] about How to Practice Body Positivity During the Holidays
In the last ten years, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the phrase “body positivity” at some point. Maybe you saw it used as a hashtag or in an ad for women’s clothing, along with the message to love yourself.
Body positivity sounds nice, right? I mean, positivity is a good thing, right?[Read more…] about Body Positivity: What It Is and Isn’t