All in Self Care

Sorry, Not Sorry!

Have you noticed how many times a day that we, as women, say “sorry”? Now maybe you are an exception to this, and if that is the case, then I salute you. But listen to other women, listen to yourself, and reflect upon how many times a day there is an insignificant “sorry.”

We say “sorry” when we take too long in the bathroom, “sorry” for our house being a mess, “sorry” we are wearing sweats to the grocery store, “sorry” we did not put makeup on today. Why are we sorry?Are we sorry because we are insecure that people are seeing us makeup free and with elastic waistband pants on? Are we sorry because we were busy raising kids, working, driving, planning, and taking care of ourselves that we did not get around to cleaning our house? That is B.S. We should not be sorry for any of that. Instead, we, as women, need to be secure enough to say, I am balancing a lot and doing an amazing job at it and I am NOT SORRY for the dishes in the sink, or my messy bun because I have not washed my hair in three days……Read More

Breast Health

Let’s discuss another option besides mammograms…

While in no way am I saying that mammograms have not saved millions of lives, I do feel that is important that we know all of the options available to us. It is key that we are the decision makers for our bodies and our health care options! Read More

Time out Mom!

I am part of several “mom” groups on facebook and the consistent theme I keep hearing is how exhausted everyone is. Between playgroups, toilet training, carpool, making breakfast, lunch, dinner, cleaning, nursing, keeping teenagers alive, volunteering, working…(do I really need to continue this list) we assume our exhaustion is normal. I mean, who wouldn’t feel exhausted after a day as mom – we have maxed ourselves out and our bodies are beginning to rebel. Literally rebelling. All of those long-term stressors can eventually deplete the nutrients and precursors that we need to produce cortisol and other hormones. Chronic stress will raise your cortisol levels for a while, but eventually your body is unable to continue producing cortisol in such high amounts. At this point there are declines in not only cortisol, but also key hormones and neurotransmitters like aldosterone, testosterone, epinephrine and more…..Read More