Five Ways to Deal with Political Stress

With the recent insurrection of the capitol building, tensions are high. This week was both incredibly shocking, and unsurprising. On Wednesday a group of right-wing extremists stormed the capitol building while Congress was in session, and rioted for several hours. We are in the middle of a pandemic, with tensions already high, so the lastContinue reading “Five Ways to Deal with Political Stress”

How to Reduce Anxiety with Your Diet

Anxiety doesn’t have to rule your life. If you suffer from anxiety, you know that it isn’t an easy problem to navigate. Excessive anxiety can lead to fear, tension, irritability, interpersonal issues, relationship issues, muscle tension, and elevated heart rate. Chronic anxiety can be a factor in more serious health issues like hypertension and cardiovascularContinue reading “How to Reduce Anxiety with Your Diet”

Five Natural Ways to Combat Lockdown Anxiety

Quarantine anxiety is a huge negative side effect of COVID-19. Whether we are fully addicted to stress, or just face a few uncomfortable moments every day, anxiety is a natural part of our lives. We all face anxiety under normal circumstances, from deadlines at our job, to problems in our relationships, and even small thingsContinue reading “Five Natural Ways to Combat Lockdown Anxiety”

Understanding Stress: Acute Versus Chronic

All stressors are not created equal. Hands down, stress is one of the worst things for your overall health. When you are feeling anxious it creates small health effects, such as raised blood pressure and feelings of depression. When you compound those side effects over time, they can lead to more serious problems like cardiovascularContinue reading “Understanding Stress: Acute Versus Chronic”

How to Maintain Your Sanity as a Very Busy Person, Despite Technology

No matter how busy you are, your mental health should be a priority. As an athlete, an orthopaedic surgeon, and a mother of four, I consider myself to be a very busy person. Honestly, without my Google calendar I would probably melt into a puddle of disorganization. These are modern times, and with the aidContinue reading “How to Maintain Your Sanity as a Very Busy Person, Despite Technology”

Five Ways to Prepare for Thanksgiving (Mentally and Emotionally)

Thanksgiving can be harmful to your mental health. I love the holidays. As a mom, who generally gets along with her siblings, I feel honored to be able to say that. For many, I know that Thanksgiving and Christmas can be a stressful time, being forced to spend time with relatives you have nothing inContinue reading “Five Ways to Prepare for Thanksgiving (Mentally and Emotionally)”

Five Reasons to Practice Active Mindfulness

If meditation doesn’t work for you, try mindfulness. As an orthopaedic surgeon and a mom, I am no stranger to stress. I try and meditate as much as possible, but with the fast pace of life, sometimes it just isn’t realistic for me. The other evening, I caught myself with a free moment and foundContinue reading “Five Reasons to Practice Active Mindfulness”

Fight Stress by Eating? Try These Five Stress-reducing Foods

Did you know you can help fight anxiety naturally? Unfortunately for most of humanity, stress is unavoidable. We feel stress when we wake up and realize we have to work all day, when we get behind on personal projects, when our children decide to randomly turn into untamed beasts, and even when we are justContinue reading “Fight Stress by Eating? Try These Five Stress-reducing Foods”

Tips and Tricks to Avoid Burning Out

Burnout is a huge problem in our modern society. In our daily lives, burnout is a constant and real threat. In terms of fitness and working out, burnout happens when you work out too hard, for too long, without taking any breaks for recovery. Burnout can happen in any area of our life, however. InContinue reading “Tips and Tricks to Avoid Burning Out”

How to Conquer Panic Attacks

Tips and tricks on how to overcome panic attacks. Anyone who has ever had a panic attack will tell you, they are no joke. They come on out of nowhere, and can include symptoms like shaking, chills, nausea, dizziness, choking feelings, tightness in your throat, and the inability to breath or hyperventilation. Many people whoContinue reading “How to Conquer Panic Attacks”