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Archive for December 2017

10 Good Reasons Not to Set New Year’s Resolutions

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It seems like every new year it’s the same thing. January arrives and we’re all told that we’re not good enough. That now is the time to commit to a new diet plan. Or set lengthy lists of goals based on things you don’t like about yourself and think need to change. Maybe it’s a…

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5 Simple Self-Care Practices to Bust Holiday Stress

Holiday self care practices

Self-care has become a buzzword this year and for good reason. Until late last week I was reveling in all the glory that comes with the holidays. The shopping, the baking, the decorating and planning that make this season what it is. It was a Pinterest mom’s (yes, that’s me) dream come true. And then…

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How to Find the Right Therapist When You’re Looking for Help

Finding the right therapist is very important

When you’re looking to start therapy, finding the right therapist is the NUMBER ONE most important thing you can possibly do. In fact, getting yourself set up with the wrong therapist can be completely counterproductive and cause harm. Just because a certain practitioner is close to your home, or your best friend’s neighbor highly recommended…

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Body After Baby: How I Got a Life and Decided to Love Myself

Body After Baby_Learning to Love

Body after baby. We all worry, stress, obsess and fixate on what we look like after pregnancy, birth and mothering. I have yet to meet a mom that’s not given some time and thought to how they look after having babies. Our favorite celebrities bounce back after six weeks of giving birth and Instagram is…

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Brain Fog: Coping Strategies for When You Can’t Concentrate

Brain fog is one of those often overlooked symptoms of a maternal mental illness that can cause you an incredible amount of frustration. And just like other symptoms of illnesses like depression and anxiety, brain fog can look different for everyone. Because it doesn’t fit with symptoms we typically associate with depression or anxiety, it…

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When You’re Struggling With Your Mental Health Christmas Can Be Awful

It’s already December and we’re all hurdling full speed ahead into more family gatherings, pressure to find the perfect presents and listening to loops of Bing Crosby sing ‘White Christmas’. If I’m really honest, I’m a Pinterest mom and I love to get my house Instagram worthy, but it’s also exhausting. Beyond exhausting.The holiday season…

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