A good portion of my energy these days is spent ruminating on what to say when invited to a family or friend in-person gathering. I’m finding it increasingly difficult to balance this fine — but extremely important — line of physical distancing, or social distancing. We all know the safest thing to do in any … Continue reading How to say “no” to gatherings you’re not comfortable with
In the 1970’s, Dr. Herbert Freudenberger coined the term “burnout” to describe the consequences of severe stress, exhaustion and combined physical symptoms. As COVID-19 has made its impact on a biological scale, the social implications are also becoming evident. Workplace re-entry is becoming more common and my patients often inquire about ways to deal with employment burnout. … Continue reading Feeling burned out? Try these 4 strategies to re-charge your workday
Compassion. Such a powerful word. In my opinion, it’s one of the most important traits a person can have. It can be as simple as smiling at someone you don’t know or as multi-layered as taking action for a cause you are passionate about. Here’s the problem: Many of us spend so much energy directing … Continue reading How to practice self-care through self-compassion
Although some aspects of life have come to a halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic, your health should not be one of them. Delaying going to the doctor can put your health in jeopardy. Routine doctor’s appointments and screenings are meant to be just that — routine. They’re scheduled regularly for a reason. Keeping up … Continue reading What to expect at your in-person doctor’s visit
This is hard. I get it. There are so many unknowns and fears of catching COVID-19, but you cannot let this stop you from taking care of yourself with routine primary care. There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding this virus, whether you’ll get it and what will happen if you do. But we do … Continue reading Why you should still go to the doctor during COVID-19
Whether you are working from home, at the office or in a setting with no dedicated office space, your work environment can have a big impact on your well-being and productivity. After all, many of us spend the majority of our week in the workplace, so why not make it to work for you? Here … Continue reading 5 tips for a healthier workspace
How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m afraid I’ll binge on that,” “I’m a stress eater,” or “I’m a boredom eater?” Many people view themselves as “emotional” eaters and think they just need more self-control. However, what if it isn’t about control or restraint, but instead an unmet need? What does emotional eating … Continue reading Emotional eating: Why do we turn to food to cope with our feelings?
Your whole life you’ve been told to “eat your veggies.” As it turns out, mom and dad were right. Long gone are the days you nudge your broccoli to the edge of the plate with a sour pout. Today, that expression takes on a whole new meaning. The number of people shifting away from the … Continue reading Plant-based diet 101: What to consider before going vegetarian or vegan
Did you know that increased levels of stress can cause your body to release certain hormones? These hormones can temporarily raise your blood pressure by narrowing the size of your arteries and causing your heart to beat faster. Though stress alone has not been linked to long-term blood pressure elevation, reacting to stress in unhealthy ways … Continue reading Stress and high blood pressure: What’s the connection?
If you’re working from home, you may find yourself sitting more often than you’re used to. Now is the perfect time for bodyweight exercises to have a spotlight moment in your life. The great news is that an amazing and challenging workout at home is possible with no equipment at all! My personal favorites and … Continue reading 30 minute at-home bodyweight workout routine