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May 13, 2017

I just read that more phone calls are made on Mother's Day than any other day of the year. While I can't confirm this fact it's an interesting thought nonetheless. Mother's Day has become quite commercialized like many American holidays, yet taking a day to honor mothers is something I can get behind. 

While mothers don't get paid time off it's nice to know there's a holiday out there to celebrate all that mothers do for their families. For many mamas its just another day, but I challenge you to take the day or at least part of the day to relax. What's that!? It's self-care. Incorporating self-care into part of every day is incredibly important for everyone, not just mothers, to rejuvenate, recharge, and rest. Let someone pamper you a little, take an easy walk, read a book, take a bath (or a shower without being interrupted!), nap, connect with your partner or friend, listen to music that makes you feel warm, do nothing. I know what a lot of you are thinkin...

February 21, 2017

We're in a day in age where postpartum depression is being talked about and acknowledged as a serious public health issue by not only health professionals, but also the general public. For the most part. It's not uncommon to hear this topic being covered by the media in some way. Celebrities are opening up about their own struggles and news sources are sharing tragic stories of this illness taking lives to spread awareness about the potentially devastating consequences of postpartum depression. However, postpartum women have been and continue to struggle with other mental health symptoms. 

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders is the new postpartum depression. This changed to reflect the spectrum of mental health symptoms a woman can experience during pregnancy and up to the first year after the birth of the baby(ies). Let's get with the times because SO MANY WOMEN are not recognizing their own symptoms and are not getting treatment for a treatable diagnosis, due to no fault of their own...

February 4, 2017

Practice these 5 easy stress management tools and take control of your stress, don't let the stress control you.These do-able techniques help fight the symptoms of stress and anxiety.

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