Mindset

what to do before a gynecologist visit to ease stress

What to Do Before a Gynecologist Visit If You’re Nervous

Once a girl goes through puberty and gets her period, it’s essential to see a gynecologist regularly. Not only will the doctor perform an exam to ensure her reproductive system is healthy, but they can also answer questions about birth control, changes in the menstrual cycle, STD prevention and more. Still, many won’t know what […] Read more…

what is the complex relationship between stress and sleep

The Relationship Between Stress and Sleep

I’ve been working on becoming more mindful of late, and one side effect I’ve experienced from doing so is noticing how often my shoulders hunch up in tension. Last night while lying awake at 2 a.m., I realized the muscles of my neck and back felt as stiff as the proverbial board. This made me […] Read more…

there are many health benefits of taking a vacation

5 Health Benefits of Taking a Vacation

With summer on the way, the thoughts of many turn toward lazy days filled with sipping umbrella drinks and lounging on the beach. However, one out of every four Americans will forgo their summer vacation this year due to financial restraints. Ironically, this may make them less productive on the clock and may lead to […] Read more…

what is perinatal depression and how does it affect a woman

What Is Perinatal Depression?

Everybody feels sad sometimes — it’s unavoidable. For expectant and new mothers, each day comes with unique challenges. It’s when those blue feelings persist, and they begin to interfere with everyday life, that it could mean something more serious is going on. What is perinatal depression and how does it relate to these symptoms that […] Read more…

what is summer seasonal affective disorder

Is Summer Seasonal Affective Disorder a Thing?

Lana del Rey may have the summertime sadness, but she’s not alone. Even though most people consider seasonal affective disorder (SAD) a condition that strikes in winter, the weather can cause changes in mental health in the warmer months as well, causing summer seasonal affective disorder. Researchers already know that weather changes can result in […] Read more…

are you hangry heres how to know

Are You Hangry?

I distinctly remember the day I introduced my boyfriend to the concept of being “hangry.” I remember thinking, “Apparently men have a magic shutoff switch between their bellies and their brain that women lack.” He had never heard of the phenomenon that pretty much plagued me daily. Why do some people get so unbearably hungry, […] Read more…

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