How to Jump Back Into a Sport After an Injury

Getting back into a sport after an injury can be a huge mental hurdle. Any athlete will tell you that injuries are almost impossible to prevent. If you are very into sports, chances are at one point or another you will get an injury, from something as small as a sprained ankle to something moreContinue reading “How to Jump Back Into a Sport After an Injury”

Should You Become a Plant Parent?

Taking care of plants has been shown to have positive effects on your mental state. If you’re like me, you coped with the past two years of pandemic by seeking out as many self-care strategies as possible. One of the ways many people practiced self-care during this time was by becoming plant parents. As anContinue reading “Should You Become a Plant Parent?”

How to Snap Yourself Out of a Mental Funk

You must be mindful of your mental health. The past five years or so have been a real test for the mental health of all Americans. Between the stress of politics and the pandemic, depression rates have skyrocketed, and mental health has come to the forefront in terms of the public discussion of overall wellness.Continue reading “How to Snap Yourself Out of a Mental Funk”

Six Reasons You May Be Tired All the Time

Do you often feel lethargic for no real reason? I feel like I can speak for every mother out there when I say that feeling tired is a very common occurrence. In fact, modern life comes with all kinds of stressors that make us tired, and keep us tired. That being said, if you findContinue reading “Six Reasons You May Be Tired All the Time”

Six Potential Health Benefits of Ashwagandha

In terms of herbal supplements, should you give ashwagandha a try? As a surgeon, I obviously believe in the benefits of Western medicine. As a society we have made huge strides in treating diseases and illnesses, and we have our life expectancies to show for it. That being said, I also believe in the useContinue reading “Six Potential Health Benefits of Ashwagandha”

Mental Health Benefits of Nature

The most natural stress reliever is nature itself. I don’t know about you, but I try and spend as much time in nature as possible. Escaping into the wilderness isn’t something we normally prioritize. Our lives are built around family, jobs, and technology, so in order to really get out and experience nature we haveContinue reading “Mental Health Benefits of Nature”

Four Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Do you need another reason to get some exercise? I’ve got your back. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am a huge proponent of regular exercise and healthy habits. As an athlete I was taught this lesson at an early age, and over the years I have used exercise as a copingContinue reading “Four Mental Health Benefits of Exercise”

How to Build Self-Confidence in Your Children

Raising a confident child is harder than it may seem. No matter what you decide to do with your life, confidence is key. And yet, confidence isn’t something we are taught in schools. It is something we learn from our experiences and our upbringing. Confident people generally become that way because they either had goodContinue reading “How to Build Self-Confidence in Your Children”

Confidence Differences in Female Versus Male Surgeons

Do female and male surgeons share the same confidence levels? Being a female surgeon in a male dominated field comes with its own sense of challenges. On one hand, it is exhilarating to know that I am responsible for my patients’ health. On the other, as with any other field of employment there are timesContinue reading “Confidence Differences in Female Versus Male Surgeons”

Mental Health Benefits of Music Therapy

Playing music can have surprising mental health benefits. I always say you should have happy hobbies, and healthy hobbies. Music, as it turns out, is a little bit of both. I used to play piano when I was younger. Over the years I’ve kind of gone in other directions in terms of my hobbies, butContinue reading “Mental Health Benefits of Music Therapy”