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Are You Too Stressed To Lose Weight? Why You Could Be and How to Fix it

Most people have heard about stress hormones, particularly cortisol, causing weight gain or preventing weight loss, especially around the midsection. While being overweight is of course not something people should judge each other or themselves on and “fat shaming” isn’t cool, as a health professional, I will not ever agree to say that overweight and obesity are not a health concern.They absolutely are. And moreover, stress in and of itself, regardless of your weight, is very damaging to your health.

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Representation of Women in the Media and Why it Matters

The biggest challenge we all face is to learn about ourselves and to understand our strengths and weaknesses. We need to utilize our strengths, but not so much that we don’t work on our weaknesses. – Mae Jemison

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Self Care: Practices to Reduce Stress, Accomplish Goals, and Benefit Mind & Body

It is impossible to fill from an empty cup. If we want to be present in the lives of others and enjoy our own lives, we need to take the time to fill our own cups and that requires self-care. Now, contrary to what you might think, self-care is not all bubble baths and high priced spa days. Many of us don’t have the time or luxury of those privileges. Some of us barely feel motivated to take a shower or comb our hair. Self-care is tough for people with depression and anxiety.  The basics of self-care are meant to…

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5 Body Flaws That Are Actually Totally Normal

The topic of body image and perceived flaws is an intense subject. Women see between 400 and 600 advertisements every single day. An average seventeen-year-old girl has seen over 250,000 ads. That is 40 to 50 million ads by the age of 60. these statistics are our lives. These girls were us, are us, and are being raised by us. It is time we become more aware of the facts regarding our bodies. Instead of trying to eliminate “flaws”, our mindset needs to be adjusted.

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