In the US, 41.1% of women of childbearing age (over the age of 20) are obese. Women who are overweight or obese want the best for themselves and their children as much as any woman; and a good many women of childbearing age are considering bariatric surgery to help. Statistics report that of the amount … Continue reading Bariatric surgery and birth outcomes
Okay, I'm going to address the elephant in the room: Hi, I'm Lindsey, I am a doula and breastfeeding counselor and I have not given birth. I am not a mother. I am childless. *Awaits the anticipated collective gasp* It's true. I bring this up because after I completed my doula training three years ago … Continue reading Top 3 benefits of a childless doula
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
I went a little hog wild picking out some new magazines to read this month, but one I especially look forward to is my Food and Nutrition Magazine. I am also super excited to share a finding it published that relates breastfeeding and positive outcomes to lower risk of eating disorders in children. According to … Continue reading Study correlates breastfeeding with lower risk of eating disorders
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.
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”
Spring cleaning does a lot more than clear away dust bunnies. It can contribute to our health, both physically and mentally. Here are some reasons why cleaning could help keep you moving toward your goals and make you happier in the long run! https://youtu.be/kl7DTHtWW1Q Want more great tips and free stuff? Sign up … Continue reading Spring cleaning: Good for your mind & body
Two weeks ago, my husband and I moved our kitchen trash can. It didn't seem like a big issue at the time. For five years, I had it stored away behind the pantry door. While it's in the kitchen, technically, it serves as the main garbage receptacle for our home. I had picked the pantry because … Continue reading Who moved my trash?