Wellness Wednesday: Dear my ex-best friend(s), Thank you, Next. by Jalisa Nichole

Friendship Breakups: Dear my ex-best friend(s), Thank you, Next

We always talk about the pain of breaking up with a significant other, but we rarely talk about friendship breakups. They HURT too!

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Wellness Wednesday: A How to Guide on Eating Plant-Based by Leah Castle

A How to Guide on Eating Plant-Based

When starting anything new, there are obstacles and challenges that always come
up, no matter what you are starting. Adding on a whole new way of eating can be
one of the biggest challenges you will face. After all, the food we consume has most
likely been a habit for several years, and we all know habits are hard to break. BUT
what if I told you there are some really easy steps to take when wanting to eat a
more plant-based diet? Let’s get to it!

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Wellness Wednesday: Anxiety Coping Strategies for Christian Moms by Leah Veinbergs

Anxiety Coping Strategies for Christian Moms

Worry, fear, anxiety–a choking sense of doom comes out of nowhere and a dark cloud descends on my mind. Anxiety is the icy fingers of dread resting on my shoulder. It is manifested in the way I snap at my loved ones for no apparent reason. It is embodied by the swirling cycle of “what if’s” fueling my insomnia. Anxiety is the physical symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort, sweating, fatigue, and muscle tension. It is a constant thief of joy and destroyer of peace. However, it doesn’t have to be. There is hope. There are many anxiety coping strategies that you can learn.

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Wellness Wednesday: Terrible Reasons You Don’t Practice Yoga Yet! by Niomi Lindfors

What is Yoga?

Yoga means union and I interpret this as a union of my mind, body and soul. I feel connected to my heart and my desires and as a result, I feel connected to everyone else. I feel at peace.

Yoga is just stretching or another form of exercise to many, and a trendy hobby to others.

For me, yoga is a way of life on and off the mat. Through a regular yoga practice I can bring that self awareness to  my life at any point, my turning towards my breath and getting in tune with my energetic body.

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Wellness Wednesday: The Beginners Guide To Meal Prepping by Carolina Edson

Meal Prepping can be the easiest thing you do…. or the most difficult. It really all depends on how you approach it. I enjoy meal prepping because it saves me time during the week, not to mention the savings in money and unnecessary calories. But – I will admit it was definitely intimidating at first. I was trying to follow what an already-fit person was doing, who’s life revolved around meal prepping and working out.

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Wellness Wednesday: 6 Tips for Managing Busy Mom Life by Mallory Richardson

6 Tips for Managing Busy Mom Life

Being a mom means being busy. As if moms aren’t busy enough, we also have other roles we play such as, wife, employee, student, etc. Some days the many responsibilities can become overwhelming, adding stress and anxiety to the mixture of busyness. Managing these responsibilities can be just as stressful as the number of responsibilities themselves.

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Wellness Wednesday: What I Wish I’d Known About Antepartum Depression By Tiffany Thomas

Antepartum Depression

So often we hear of postpartum depression, but we rarely hear of another equally-severe diagnosis: antepartum depression.

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Wellness Wednesday: Damn, Allergies by Alexandra Palacios

Damn, Allergies

As someone whose lived in Florida their whole lives, if there’s one thing I can’t stand more than slow drivers and people who chomp straight into ice creams like some barbarian, it’s allergies. And if you’ve been here even a couple weeks or months, then you’ve had to face the bipolar weather, the extreme shifts in temperature and all the “fun” that comes along with it. 

 I can’t tell you how many patients come in everyday suffering from allergies, mistaking it for a cold many times or even the flu and usually in most cases, spending their entire mornings –if they’re lucky; to over pay for some antibiotics that probably won’t help you and come to find out that most of your prescriptions are over the counter. And yes, that means 99% of the time, unless you have a Medicaid plan, they don’t cover it. So before you go and spend all that time, effort, and tears, let’s go over a few things.

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Wellness Wednesday: What Mother’s Really Want for Mother’s Day by Cendu Param

What Mother’s Really Want For Mother’s Day?

It’s almost that time again. Yes, Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and you might be wondering what the perfect way to celebrate the woman in your life would be. We should be appreciating our moms every day of the year but we just get used to everything our moms do for us that we forget to appreciate and thank them for all their efforts day in and day out. That’s why it’s nice that there’s a day dedicated to our super women.

You might be thinking about splurging on all kinds of awesome stuff (and go ahead and do that too because why not) but I’m here to spill the tea. Here’s my confessions of life as a new mom and what I really want this Mother’s Day. I’m sure all or most over-worked and over-tired mums everywhere can relate.  Here’s my list of 10 things to make this Mother’s Day perfect.

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Wellness Wednesday: Alone Time is a Wonderful Thing by Wrae Sanders

Everyone needs “alone time”. This is time to recharge your batteries, appreciate the quiet and not have people in your face asking for things. I like this time. Honestly, I used to absolutely hate quiet time because I didn’t like to be alone with my thoughts. These days, I appreciate it a lot more. I can relax, color and read in peace, among other things.

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