Health

Creating a Sisterhood

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Lisa and I have always been there for each other. We support and encourage each other’s successes, pick each other up when we fall and send one another texts comprised entirely of strings of emojis that somehow capture exactly what…

Post Concussion Syndrome: The Invisible Injury

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While there is more media attention and awareness about concussion, particularly in sport, there is little focus on the non athlete who becomes concussed. There is even less widespread knowledge about the 15% who experience post concussion syndrome, symptoms that…

Life Takes Guts

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For many people living with Crohn’s disease, life can involve urgent trips to the bathroom as well as pain. For some, Crohn’s can even be deadly. Living with a chronic disease like this can be difficult and isolating. In severe…

Fit Vs. Fiction

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“Alone I lived inside my head, never wanting to leave my bed On the outside so strong and tough, but inside never good enough I spent each moment wrapped in fear, afraid of looking in the mirror What power it…

How to deal with infertility

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We Don’t See Things As They Are, We See Them As We Are.” Anais Nin Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of pregnant bellies. I think they are absolutely beautiful. I didn’t always feel this way. Seven years ago, when…

Travelling with Anxiety

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We’ve all seen the videos. Parents craftily surprising their children with news that they’re going to Disney—and the kids just about implode with excitement? Let’s just say…I was not that kid. The news of a trip anywhere filled me with such unease and trepidation that…

Advice to my 13 year old daughter

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I have a beautiful, intelligent, caring, sensitive, perceptive 13 year old daughter. She just finished her first year of high school and thriving.  She loves acting, singing and playing waterpolo.  As her mom I have taught her a lot over…

Connecting mind and body

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Learn how to appreciate yourself and your body through the practice of Mindfulness Yoga. Come and step on your mat and experience a movement practice that unites body and mind. You’ll be introduced to mindfulness yoga, which will allow you…

Fighting Depression

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When I was a kid, I couldn’t go to sleep unless I completed a very specific set of nightly routines. I was inexplicably terrified of water dripping from the bathroom tap, so I worked at tightening the faucet until I…

How I learned to breathe in the hot room

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If you look up Type A personality in the dictionary, there’s a good chance you’ll find my picture. I’m a perfectionist, a catastrophist and an overachiever. I generally sleep like shit because the wheels in my head are always turning….

How I Survived a Juice Cleanse

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I have a really bad stomach. Years ago, I saw a gastroenterologist who told me I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which is also commonly known as the diagnosis doctors provide when they can’t figure out what exactly is wrong with you….

Devouring Cannabis

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I’m a very curious person and have been since I was a little kid. And one thing I’ve been more curious about than anything else has been cannabis. To be clear, I love all sorts of stuff, like my family,…

A Sweaty Mess

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I’m a self admitted geek. My husband and I watch anything geeky (can I say intellectual instead?) whether online or on tv.  All this to say is that we saw something really funny years ago on the net that is known by…

Are You Too Sweet?

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I’m not referring to your demeanor. Have you checked your blood glucose results?  Have you even seen a doctor for a while, to have a routine blood screening?  Do you accept the comment from the MD’s office that everything is…

Listen to your body

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I have been known to be somewhat stubborn about accepting that sometimes as much as I want it to my body just can’t do certain things. If I am injured and it’s keeping me out of the gym or on…