Should You Be Wearing a Mask at the Gym?

Covid-19 mask mandates are returning. It’s been a nice, mask-free summer for those of use that are vaccinated, but with the Delta Variant on the rise, many states are considering more mask mandates, for everyone. Right now only certain states are suggesting that we once again don our masks, but currently the masks are onlyContinue reading “Should You Be Wearing a Mask at the Gym?”

How to Protect Your Kids Going Back to School During a Pandemic

In these uncertain times, we must protect our children. I honestly can’t believe that I am writing this post, but since many of our children are going back to school in the middle of a pandemic that is ravaging this country, it’s important to prioritize safety, and exercise caution. This probably seems impossible with children.Continue reading “How to Protect Your Kids Going Back to School During a Pandemic”

Five Ways to Cope with Loneliness

Loneliness can be a pandemic all on its own. As a mother of multiple children, the Covid-19 lock-down has been both a blessing and a curse. It was a blessing because I got to spend a lot more time with my family, and get to know them even better than before. Facing a world-wide healthContinue reading “Five Ways to Cope with Loneliness”

Safety And Style: The Most Gorgeous Masks from Instagram

In this country, masks are becoming the new normal. Protective face coverings have become a hot button issue in this country. It’s crazy how we are dealing with extreme civil rights violations with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, while also dealing with privileged people who refuse to wear a mask, even though it protects their fellow AmericansContinue reading “Safety And Style: The Most Gorgeous Masks from Instagram”

Five Natural Ways to Combat Lockdown Anxiety

Quarantine anxiety is a huge negative side effect of COVID-19. Whether we are fully addicted to stress, or just face a few uncomfortable moments every day, anxiety is a natural part of our lives. We all face anxiety under normal circumstances, from deadlines at our job, to problems in our relationships, and even small thingsContinue reading “Five Natural Ways to Combat Lockdown Anxiety”

Three Mantras to Recite as You Put On Your Mask

Nobody wants to wear a mask, but we have to. The COVID-19 Pandemic is not over. Even though certain states have just decided to stop reporting accurate numbers, and others don’t believe the virus exists anymore, I promise you, it does. There is a lot of misinformation out there, and since there is no strongContinue reading “Three Mantras to Recite as You Put On Your Mask”

For Athletes Unable to Compete in Sports, the Mental Struggle is Real

Athletes are uniquely qualified to handle the mental issues of this pandemic. As a life-long athlete, I can tell you that it is both a state of mind, and a way of life. When you get involved in competitive sports from a young age, it conditions you to crave the camaraderie of a team, theContinue reading “For Athletes Unable to Compete in Sports, the Mental Struggle is Real”

Dr. Karen Discusses the Importance of Social Distancing and Self Isolation

COVID-19 must be taken seriously if we are going to survive this pandemic. In hospitals all over the country we are facing a serious shortage of medical equipment, as cases of COVID-19 threaten to overwhelm our healthcare system. As a doctor, a lot of people have come to me with questions, so I decided toContinue reading “Dr. Karen Discusses the Importance of Social Distancing and Self Isolation”

Is it the Perfect Time to Try a Quarantine Dopamine Diet?

Being mindful of your mental health during quarantine includes what you put into your body. When it comes to our health, our bodies really are finely-tuned machines. Everything we do, from the activities we engage in, to the energy we output has an effect on our overall health. One of the biggest contributors to overallContinue reading “Is it the Perfect Time to Try a Quarantine Dopamine Diet?”

How to Be Mindful During Quarantine

During this difficult time, we need to make time for self-care. We are facing a pandemic unlike anything else that has happened in our lifetimes. That, combined with the uncertain political position of this country and the lack of preparation at the hands of our government, creates a perfect storm of panic, stress, and anxiety.Continue reading “How to Be Mindful During Quarantine”