• anxiety,  brain function,  mental health

    How to Work Through Pandemic Social Anxiety

    Since the beginning of 2020, whenever we turned on the TV, listened to the radio, browsed social media, or even while speaking with our friends and co-workers we have been bombarded with COVID-19 information. Numbers of infected, numbers of deaths around the world, constantly changing restrictions, and more have flooded our minds daily. The once normal social activities we enjoyed participating in were now considered unsafe and many of us were also required to work from home or lost our…

  • Exercise,  gratitude,  happiness,  mental health,  nature,  Sleep,  Women's Health

    Finding Joy in a Chaotic World

    With everything 2020 has thrown at us, you may feel like everything has gone a bit (make that a lot!) sideways. And in many ways it has. But this year has also turned out to be more about appreciating what we have instead of wanting for more hasn’t it?  While there have been ups and downs, a lot has happened at the community and personal level that we can be grateful for, and we have all become a little more…

  • Brain Health,  gut health,  Healthy Hormones,  mental health,  Nutrition,  Stress Management,  Women's Health

    Anxious? Here’s How to Cope

    The pandemic has brought us seven solid months of stress, anxiety, and fear of the unknown. This Fall things are ramping up again, with increased COVID infection rates and back to school worries. Hundreds of studies have been published on the negative health effects of the pandemic worldwide, and what tops the list? Skyrocketing levels of stress and anxiety.  Whether you’re stressed about contracting COVID-19 or dealing with the many “pivots” brought on by recurring lockdowns and decreased socialization, such…

  • brain function,  Brain Health,  Detox,  gut health,  mental health,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    To Detox or Not to Detox?

    What does going on a ‘detox’ or ‘cleanse’ mean to you? Fasting? Following a boxed detox kit? Going on a lemon juice cleanse? Eating clean and whole foods? Messaging from the growing detox industry implies that without such measures, detoxification won’t occur. The truth? Our bodies detox 365 days a year, sweeping our cells clean of toxins and removing them from our bodies.  But that doesn’t mean we should ignore these detoxification pathways. Let’s look at why detoxification is so important…

  • brain function,  Brain Health,  Immune System,  mental health,  Sleep,  Stress Management,  Women's Health

    Dreaming of A More Restful Sleep?

    Tossing and turning? Watching the hours crawl by? Even one night of poor sleep can make you an exhausted, irritable, sugar-craving beast the next day. We all have the odd sleepless night, but if sleep loss goes on long enough more serious problems like hormone imbalance, immune dysfunction and weight gain can result.  Let’s look at the latest research to see what’s going on when you’re asleep, the relationship between sleep loss and other health conditions, and how you can…