Are you part of the 18.1%?
Is this your story?
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults age 18 and older. That’s 18.1% of the population every year! In my professional experience, I would wager that number is much higher. Are you part of that 18.1%? What about some of the other mental health struggles I list and explain below?
Unfortunately, many people do not reach out for help due to fear of stigma, a dislike of prescriptions medications, di…
Acupressure For Headaches and Migraine
Last night I had a headache. Actually, it was a migraine. I used to live at the mercy of migraines since I was a kid. However, thanks to acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), those little buggers were a thing of the past for 15 years.
Enter perimenopause stage left.
Yippie, the rules have changed. Again.
O, the joys of being a woman. It starts in middle school and keeps you guessing, raging, and reeling for years.
Good times, y'all.
Puberty ushered in some of the worst head…
Mental Health In Literature: Giving a Voice to Those Suffering in Silence
Long time, no type. (Sorry)
It's back to school here amid pandemic 2.0 here in Florida and things have been, well..
I often refer to myself as a mental health warrior. What the heck does that mean? Do I have a Xena Warrior Princess costume hiding in the back of my closet> You know, a little plether number that I dust off one a year for the Ren Fest?
Simmer down CosPlay crew. I love the Ren Fest.
When I say I'm a mental heath warrior I'm talking about r…
Body Shaming Bullies
I grew up in Michigan, which is basically the frozen tundra.
Seriously, we watched football outdoors in shorts when it walk is the 50's. Ooooh, balmy.
I did my first undergrad in Manhattan. Neither of these places uses the words "bikini ready" very often.
...then I moved to South Florida. The land of perpetual bikini readiness. Groan.
For awhile it didn't phase me. It's possible that I was just young, in good shape, and did not have the perspective that giving birth to two babies and subs…
9 Reasons Magnesium Is The Bomb
Adding magnesium to your diet, either with food or as a supplement, can be a total game changer. Magnesium, the fourth most abundant mineral in your body, is involved in over 300 metabolic reactions that are essential to good health. Unfortunately, it is estimated that 50% of all Americans don't get enough of it.
I'm just going to address magnesium supplements in this post. However, there are a variety of foods that can help you add magnesium to your diet. Let me just say this...chocolate is …
Dear First Trimester of My Pregnancy (An ode to Hyperemesis Gravidarum)
Yesterday, May 15th, was Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) Awareness Day. I intended to blog and tweet about it but my sinus infection had other plans. Curse you, pollen!
If you don't know about hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) it is morning sickness on steroids. It is constant, unrelenting ALL DAY and NIGHT sickness, and it usually lasts the full 9 months of a pregnancy. I had it for both of mine. Now I mentor other moms though HG because it is nothing short of a horror show that robs you of all the joy…
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