Tagged: Health

The Chronic Stress Cycle

“Unless we regain the ability to notice, to save, we will be sucked ever more into unrewarding and unsustainable busyness.” -Tony Crabbe, Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much Something amazing happened when I went on vacation and was just relaxing and...

Down and Dirty with Probiotics

So you’ve seen them mentioned in your favorite magazine, heard about them on the radio and even your doctor may have recommended them, but what exactly are probiotics? Probiotics are live bacteria that have been shown to be good for your health. Yes, those little...

What the Heck is Your Microbiome and Why is it Important?

What the Heck is Your Microbiome and Why is it Important?

Let’s get down and dirty with the microbiome. If you are staying up to date on developments in the health community than you’ve probably at least heard the buzzword microbiome even if you don’t quite know what it means. To put it simply, a microbiome is...

Recipe Time: Gluten-Free Greek Yogurt Blueberry Muffins

Since I’ve become gluten-free due to intolerance issues I have been on the search for the perfect blueberry muffin. Much like Goldilocks, I kept running into issues like this muffin is too dry, this one is too hard or this one is too sweet. I...

Camping Weekend, Tubing and Disaster!

    At the age of 28-years-old I have never been camping, but that all changed this weekend! My boyfriend and his college friends go camping during the summer every year and this time, since most of them have significant others, girls were invited. We...

Getting Down and Dirty with the Pelvic Floor

Getting Down and Dirty with the Pelvic Floor

  What do runners, weight lifters, crossfitters, and women who have given birth all have in common? Pelvic floor disorders. Both men and women have a pelvic floor and you can think of it as a sling made of muscles, ligaments, nerves and connective tissue...

Meditation Series: Part 2

Welcome to part deux of my meditation series! You can catch up on the first part of the series right here and see why I feel like meditation is so important for me. Just like yoga, there’s a ton of different types of meditation out there...

What is Addiction?

What is Addiction?

What comes to mind when you think of addiction? Alcohol? Food? Cocaine? According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine: Addition is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual...