I talk a lot about managing stress and preventing burnout, but what about "activist burnout"?
Eat to prevent stress? Great. Eat during high stress times? Hard to do...
Let's talk a little about emotional eating during the current crisis. Check out this video for strategies to try.
Gut health! Okay, that's the short answer... April is both PMDD and IBS Awareness Month. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is largely debilitating, making it extremely difficult or even impossible to get through everyday tasks, affecting work and relationships. It includes acute and intense symptoms in the days to weeks prior to and/or during menstruation: feelings of hopelessness … Continue reading It’s PMDD & IBS Awareness Month – But What Could These Disorders Have in Common?
I love chocolate. If I had to live on one flavour forever, I feel like I'd be perfectly content choosing chocolate. Loving chocolate and craving chocolate are not the same creature. For the first week of World Vegan Month, I've been focusing on plant protein and how to get enough. Now I'm going to take … Continue reading The Protein-Hormone Connection and How It Involves Chocolate
I love fall. I love the crunchy leaves underfoot and the more comfortable temperatures (hello again, my beloved hoodie collection!). What I don't love... is the spike in stress that often comes with this particular change in seasons. Being a lifelong student as well as a nutrition professional means I see it in myself and … Continue reading Adapting to STRESStember and Beyond!
"Sometimes you need to slow down to eventually go faster." ~Robin Sharma How do you slow down? What does that look like? When was the last time you actually did? If it's been a while, here are a couple of ways you can try to slow down today: Start with the breath. Check in on … Continue reading LoveBites: 2 Easy Ways to Slow Down
Who loves lion's mane? This girl! I'm excited to try this drink mix from Botanica Health! Have you tried it? Lion's mane is a mushroom that's considered nootropic - great for brain function. It may help boost focus and concentration, and may even help with nerve healing! I love it for heavy work days when … Continue reading [Recipe Post] Lion’s Mane Brain Power Slushy
"You've been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens." ~Louise Hay Not sure where to start? Try remembering the best compliments you've ever received. Visualize what it was like when it was said to you. Now, if you downplayed or rejected it ("it was nothing" or "no … Continue reading LoveBites: Try Approving of Yourself
"I AM THE STORM." It's so easy to get washed away within a vortex of doubt, anxiety, self-sabotage, worry that things just aren't good enough. Looks, health, career, relationships - anything that feels like it's bearing down on you, maybe even tearing you apart. Change the perspective. Be the storm. Tear that shit up yourself. … Continue reading LoveBites: I am the Storm