HEALTH

The Gluten Free Staples I NEED in My House for “Instant” Dinners

The Gluten Free Staples I NEED in My House for “Instant” Dinners

I am totally committed to providing my family healthy, yummy meals. (And in our relationship, food is my job. I’m happy with that. I love being the one who decides, unilaterally, what I’ll eat and what I’ll buy.)
But…everyone has those days when nothing is going right – you slept in, your kid’s been sick all day, your dishwasher overflowed and maybe the dryer started a fire.

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The Ultimate Guide to Living (Well) With Anxiety, Part 8 – Talking About Anxiety

The Ultimate Guide to Living (Well) With Anxiety, Part 8 – Talking About Anxiety

Are you embarrassed to start talking about anxiety with friends and family? Maybe they know, but they brush it off like it’s not a big deal. Maybe you’ve been told one too many times that you’re being a bit ridiculous, or you’ve been called a hypochondriac or a conspiracy theorist or my favorite one – dramatic? Or something else that was a little hurtful (even if it was maybe a little truthful)?

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10 Painless Ways to Get Healthier RIGHT NOW

10 Painless Ways to Get Healthier RIGHT NOW

It struck me today that we are nearly half way through 2016. HALF WAY. I know we all say this all the time, but wasn’t New Years like, 2 weeks ago? And now I’ve planted flowers already? O my. And how have I done with my resolution to improve my general health? Well.

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The Ultimate Guide to Living (Well) With Anxiety, Part 5 – Natural Supplements for Anxiety

The Ultimate Guide to Living (Well) With Anxiety, Part 5 – Natural Supplements for Anxiety

Perhaps some people would call me a fence sitter, when it comes to the whole natural health vs modern medicine debate. Wait, don’t leave! If you are firmly in one camp or another, I’d say we can probably find common ground.

That’s the nice thing about fence sitting. I lean toward the natural, but I understand the place for medical intervention. If the only way you’re making it through the day is with your Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro or maybe Ativan, then who am I to tell you it’s not the right way?! It wasn’t the right way for me but that doesn’t mean it’s not working for you. (I do have a prescription for Ativan… but I only take it when it’s absolutely necessary. 50 pills can last me a year and a half or so.)

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The Ultimate Guide to Living (Well) With Anxiety, Part 4 – Anxiety and Diet

The Ultimate Guide to Living (Well) With Anxiety, Part 4 – Anxiety and Diet

There is a possibility that your anxiety has nothing to do with your diet. Totally. If your anxiety is a product of a very traumatic experience, maybe it’s 100% a mental disorder. There is no real solid way to determine the cause of an anxiety disorder, unfortunately, because there are so many possible causes. There’s a chance that improving your diet won’t help. But there is also a (good, I believe) chance that it could help. Anxiety is complex, our bodies are complex. I have been absolutely convinced, through experience, that my diet directly affects my anxiety.

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