The Super Mom Myth—Enough Already! Your Children Need You Healthy!

I was moved yesterday as I scrolled through my Facebook feed and saw all the Mother’s Day memes describing mom as ‘super mom’, ‘super-human’ and ‘self-sacrificing’. It is true that there really is nothing like a mother’s love and it is reassuring to know that as a culture we recognize the lengths that women go to for…

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Courage – The Way through Weight-Loss, Healing and Life

I have been working closely with both fear and courage in the past year. My outward intention for 2015 was to focus on how good my body feels when I exercise; my inward intention was to be true to myself. I was aware that I was taking on quite the task since at the heart of being true to yourself likes the paradox of courage: the terror and the liberation.

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Mental Health – Tools for the Emotional Body (continued)

In the first part of this article I talked about the importance that acknowledging our feelings, journalling, gratitude and socializing plays in our mental health. Below are some other tools and habits. Of course trying to incorporate them all at once would be contrary to mental health. Ask yourself which ones might create more meaning…

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Mental Health – Tools for the Emotional Body

As the research grows, researchers are finding that both mental and physical illnesses are a result of unaddressed emotional wounds or trauma. Several pain syndromes that lack medical explanation such as chronic back pain, fibromyalgia and IBS– to name a few, are associated with chronic stress and emotional traumas.  Often it is not the situations…

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An Anti-Anxiety Tool Kit – A Holistic Approach

It is important to know that while anxiety and depression are both undesirable states, anxiety is in fact considered the opposite of depression. Anxiety is a high energy, wired state while depression lacks all motivation and energy. Some individuals experience both, but many others are more prone to one or the other. According to mental…

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