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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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9 Unique Ways You Can Stop Ruminating and Anxiety In Its Tracks

Do you ever get completely stalled by obsessive thoughts, ruminating, stress and anxiety? Sometimes we just need to re-wire our brains For National Stress Awareness Month arm yourself with science-backed hacks or distractions to help end the cycle and get back to our day. Here is a list of 9 unique, proven ways to stop rumination and anxiety in its tracks.

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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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