Things You Should Know About Postpartum Exercise

There is no bigger wake-up call than the difference between how a woman pictures herself as a mom and the actual reality of the situation. Set aside all of the “I’ll definitely do X, Y, or Z as a parent” claims-especially when it comes to exercise. Postpartum fitness will likely be an entirely different ball game…

4 Mental Tricks to Conquer Fear (Around the World in 80 Clicks)

We suffer more often in imagination than in reality Seneca “Fear is the enemy of success. Large rewards only result from taking comparably large risks. If you’re ruled by fear, you’ll never take enough risks and never achieve success you deserve. If I’ve learned anything in this life, it’s that the actions that scared me…

Evolution in a time of Corona and an Industrial Revolution

“force′ of habit. n. behavior occurring without thought and by virtue of constant repetition; habit.” When physically going to church was still a thing, during a sermon, one of the pastors at our church told the following anecdote: A couple was newlywed and being lovers of food, they splurged on a fully outfitted kitchen with…

Scarcity Mentality – A Social Pandemic

For me, and for many of us, our first waking thought of the day is “I didn’t get enough sleep.” The next one is “I don’t have enough time.” Whether true or not, that thought of not enough occurs to us automatically before we even think to question or examine it. We spend most of…

The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown

“Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are” Brene Brown in The Gifts of Imperfection Brene Brown is not only an extraordinary story-teller, she has harnessed the power of story-telling to make her PHD research into shame, authenticity and belonging relatable, engaging and educational for us plebeans. I…

How Did you Lose the Baby Weight?

“Let us bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity. You cannot outrun a bad diet,”  British Journal of Sports Medicine If life FAQs were a thing, this question would be on my list: How did you lose the baby weight? Before I delve into answering the question, I must say something very important: if…

10ish Great Filling Food Items for Eating Clean

“ The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” Thomas Edison Food is such a significant part of our daily lives that whether we know it or not we have a pattern of shopping for and preparing food. When we…

Sexiness and Motherhood: Uneasy Bedfellows?

Be warned that this article discusses the subject matter candidly. In addition, I edited the name of the complex defined below slightly hence the square brackets. In psychoanalytic literature, a Madonna–[Magdalene] Complex is the inability to maintain sexual arousal within a committed, loving relationship. First identified by Sigmund Freud, under the rubric of psychic impotence, this psychological complex is said to develop in men who…

The Secret to Working Out Effectively

“Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.” As I shared in the post titled “How Did you Lose the Baby Weight,” working out to tighten and tone has been a regular part of my routine. I say to “tighten and tone” because I genuinely believe that “you can’t…