Here we are in the dead of winter, and I want to talk about the importance of Vitamin D during your pregnancy. Vitamin D is an essential chemical that in adults facilitates the absorption of bone and muscle strengthening ingredients like phosphorous and calcium. It's also necessary for helping your baby grow healthy teeth and … Continue reading Importance of Vitamin D and Your Pregnancy
It's everywhere, isn't it? The power of positive thinking. It will solve all of our problems, it seems to say. We are told to, "Look on the bright side," "Think positively," "Cultivate gratitude,"... While these can be helpful to help us correct gross imbalances of negativity, it isn't actually the whole answer to a life … Continue reading The Paradox of Positive Thinking
Today is International Women's Day and I am hoping to empower some of my female readers today - with song. Women in America have had the tendency to sacrifice heart and health for others. We often feel our worth in every one else's successes, and stand back proudly to support them in every way they … Continue reading Girl Power for Women’s Day
Well, I went ahead and did it: I made a "Goodie Jar" for 2017. You see all these great ideas floating around the internet around the New Year in order to inspire gratitude and positivity for the next 12 months. Most reshare these ideas on Facebook and they recirculate a few times around your social … Continue reading Proactive Positivity: Make your 2017 ‘Goodie Jar’
If you've ever been in a negativity spiral, it can feel like an emotional tailspin. But how can we break that cycle? Believe it or not, self-compassion and self-kindness begins to meeting some of our most integral human needs: One of which is to contribute to society and make a difference. Watch my video to … Continue reading Combating negativity with human kindness
Asking for help for me is like the tongue-in-cheek stereotype of the man refusing to ask for directions. I actually get why men do it. It is so much more gratifying for me to be able to complete a task or "mission impossible" on my own without outside intervention. To ask for help indicates that … Continue reading Do you dread asking for help?
To hire a coach or mentor who is still continually working on healing and growing, you can be assured that this person will be right in the same trenches you are - with experience you can benefit from. That is why my husband and I love self-help. We admit we are still flawed individuals with growing souls.
A potent new feminine-hygiene ad gets unabashedly bloody to talk about periods—and, in the process, it nails what’s missing in the rest of the advertising world’s “female empowerment” movement. The ad for Bodyform, a UK maker of pads and liners, features a host of badass women—surfers, boxers, rugby players, dancers, and even a medieval knight—getting … Continue reading Let’s talk about blood (post share)
Down there. Such a personal place. And when it comes to our hairstyle preferences, especially down there, SOCIAL TABOO gets stamped all over it. But I'm going to bust that wide open for a few minutes. Because when our hair down there gets between us and love and self-acceptance, we need to talk about it. … Continue reading Love, acceptance, and our “hair-down-there”
Breathing can help prolong your life. Well, especially when you combine it with meditation. In an age where we are constantly multi-tasking, plugged in, inundated with images, facts and emails and enduring constant over-stimulation, it’s no wonder we’re exhausted and a little frayed at the edges each day. And when you have added stress, it can … Continue reading Can meditation reverse anxiety and low self-esteem?