It’s been brewing for quite sometime, these “feeling overwhelmed” emotions, and it is getting worse. You see, I’m in the mental health profession. I’ve been training to be a therapist for a while. I’m very close to the end of...
This Is Me Kaela Settle, The Greatest Showman Ensemble “I am not a stranger to the dark Hide away, they say 'Cause we don't want your broken parts I've learned to be ashamed of all my scars Run away, they say ...
My sister was sick for ten years before she figured out why. Ten years of appointments, tests, procedures, hospital stays and ER visits, research, trying one thing after another, and doctors shrugging their shoulders before sending her on to...
Go To Sleep, Mom!

Go To Sleep, Mom!

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Do you ever have trouble going to sleep? I do. Constantly. Here are the best narratives I tell myself for not going to sleep at a decent hour. The things for today are all done. So I should stay awake and...
Ahhhh, pregnancy. The first time around it was all fun and games until the dreaded glucose test at 28 weeks came back abnormal. Then I got to do it again a week or so later and got the confirmation...
Fatigue and being a mom go together like peanut butter and jelly. It is true that if only you could get some more sleep, exhaustion would not be the case. Fatigue is worse when you have a small infant...
For over 25 years, I've had my period every four weeks or so, give or take few years due to pregnancy and postpartum. I am not a fan (duh). But it's literally a fact of life. Why not just...
If you’re trying to live a healthy lifestyle, you probably know to stay away from sugar. In fact, cutting refined sugar from your diet can result in faster weight loss, not to mention better skin and improved sleep quality....
It was a day like any other day. The hospital was abuzz with the sounds of fast moving productivity and distant beeps. My scheduled patient load for the day was pretty light. It was going to be an average...
It all started when I was a kid. My dad was an alcoholic. His family tradition was passed down from generations, and he kept it going strong. As a child, I wasn’t truly aware of the severity or consequences. I remember...
I strongly believe that in order to be the best , you have to take care of yourself. How can you expect to be this amazing woman when your glass is empty? Honestly, maybe it's so empty that you...
The problem with self-care? My planner is on the table with my weeks spread out in front of me. Every Wednesday and Sunday, in pen, I've written "face mask." A simple, 10-minute face mask. How often have I done this...
When people think of ADHD, they typically draw a picture in their minds of young boys bouncing off the walls in their classrooms, being disruptive, and making bad grades. Or at least that’s all you hear about. You rarely hear about...
Since February is American Heart Month, we thought this would be as good a time as any to provide a list of workout gear recommendations. I always find that if I have the right gear and/or equipment, I'm more...

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Most kids love learning fun, interesting, and even gross facts about animals. My family and I love going to the zoo. Sometimes we pass...