What if I can't take care of my kids? What if I can't do my daily activities? What if this is my life now? I recently found out that I have a rare and serious disease that mimics a stroke....
Who’s heard of a Kegel? My guess is most of you have. (Who also just tried to do a Kegel?) A Kegel is a pelvic floor muscle contraction. As a pelvic floor physical therapist, I talk about the pelvic floor...
As mothers, we struggle with prioritizing ourselves. We know “me time” is so critical to our physical and emotional wellbeing, but when the weight of day-to-day responsibilities feels oppressive, it is even more challenging to carve out time for fitness....
Have you ever felt like you were on the verge of a mental breakdown, but you just didn't have the time? Doesn't that just sound like such a mom thing? I recently had this feeling. I've had mild anxiety my...
Up In Smoke On June 6th, 2016 I smoked my last cigarette. Far too many years and thousands of dollars later. Wasted on absolutely nothing, literally up in smoke. I enjoyed it when I did it, missed it when I...
By Dr. Renee Bullis, PT, DPT.   Renee is one of our contributors and we are lucky to have her expertise to share. Remember to consult your own physician or medical professional for any medical needs! Do you accidentally pee when...
I used to almost gasp when I heard that a woman had a hysterectomy. I would think, "How terrible!" or "Poor Thing". I assumed that no woman would ever want her uterus or other reproductive organs removed unless there was...
May is National Mental Health Awareness month, during which open conversations about the state of mental health in our nation, communities, and homes are of paramount importance. We’ve done much to improve the state of awareness, diagnosis, and treatment of...
Since learning that our entire family has Sensory Processing Disorder, I have been researching everywhere I possibly can online, through books, and finding personal stories from others online about how to treat our condition. Whether it's asking questions at...
Kids are resilient and bendy; literally--their bones bend more than do ours! But most importantly they are strong and so, so smart.  But sometimes those bendy, smart kids fall into the same traps of sadness and doubt that we...
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The Best Season of All is Fall: My Fall Favorites

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Close your eyes and just imagine the following... The crisp air and the cool breeze coming through an open window.  The changing of the leaves...