Is Chronic Stress Negatively Impacting Your Health?

Chronic stress can affect your overall physical health if left untreated. Stress is not always a bad thing. In certain circumstances, stress can help you be more productive and meet important deadlines. In small amounts, stress can actually be a helpful tool to keep you on track, or motivate you to achieve something. Stress becomesContinue reading “Is Chronic Stress Negatively Impacting Your Health?”

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”

Three Reasons to Find an Outdoor Workout Buddy

It’s a new year, time to work out! Thus far, this winter has been relatively mild. The political stress of the administration change has died down, and the Covid-19 pandemic is slowly, but surely, becoming more manageable. Summer is a far-off glint in our eyes, but we all know it is coming, and that itContinue reading “Three Reasons to Find an Outdoor Workout Buddy”

Five Ways to Deal with Political Stress

With the recent insurrection of the capitol building, tensions are high. This week was both incredibly shocking, and unsurprising. On Wednesday a group of right-wing extremists stormed the capitol building while Congress was in session, and rioted for several hours. We are in the middle of a pandemic, with tensions already high, so the lastContinue reading “Five Ways to Deal with Political Stress”

How to Reduce Anxiety with Your Diet

Anxiety doesn’t have to rule your life. If you suffer from anxiety, you know that it isn’t an easy problem to navigate. Excessive anxiety can lead to fear, tension, irritability, interpersonal issues, relationship issues, muscle tension, and elevated heart rate. Chronic anxiety can be a factor in more serious health issues like hypertension and cardiovascularContinue reading “How to Reduce Anxiety with Your Diet”

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”

Understanding Stress: Acute Versus Chronic

All stressors are not created equal. Hands down, stress is one of the worst things for your overall health. When you are feeling anxious it creates small health effects, such as raised blood pressure and feelings of depression. When you compound those side effects over time, they can lead to more serious problems like cardiovascularContinue reading “Understanding Stress: Acute Versus Chronic”

How to Maintain Your Sanity as a Very Busy Person, Despite Technology

No matter how busy you are, your mental health should be a priority. As an athlete, an orthopaedic surgeon, and a mother of four, I consider myself to be a very busy person. Honestly, without my Google calendar I would probably melt into a puddle of disorganization. These are modern times, and with the aidContinue reading “How to Maintain Your Sanity as a Very Busy Person, Despite Technology”

Five Ways to Prepare for Thanksgiving (Mentally and Emotionally)

Thanksgiving can be harmful to your mental health. I love the holidays. As a mom, who generally gets along with her siblings, I feel honored to be able to say that. For many, I know that Thanksgiving and Christmas can be a stressful time, being forced to spend time with relatives you have nothing inContinue reading “Five Ways to Prepare for Thanksgiving (Mentally and Emotionally)”

Five Reasons to Practice Active Mindfulness

If meditation doesn’t work for you, try mindfulness. As an orthopaedic surgeon and a mom, I am no stranger to stress. I try and meditate as much as possible, but with the fast pace of life, sometimes it just isn’t realistic for me. The other evening, I caught myself with a free moment and foundContinue reading “Five Reasons to Practice Active Mindfulness”