health

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How To Chill Your Adrenals Out

Chronic stress secretes a hormonal cocktail that wreaks havoc on that amazing body you have. Here's how you can chill your adrenals and reduce stress. Read...
Joni Edelman and Carrie Saum   |   01.8.18   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
We just don’t stop! Having a sick kid home from school means we’re forced to stop.

Surviving Days At Home With Sick Kids

Sick days don’t have to be all bad. And if you can manage to stay healthy yourself, you might just find yourself back at work feeling even better. Read...
Amanda Edwards    |   01.8.18   |   SHARE
Families
“What?! You’re way too young to have shingles!”

Shingles Taught Me A New Level Of Self-Care 

So I tell my boss that I probably have shingles and she’s like, “What?! You’re way too young to have shingles!” and I say, “Thank you!" Read...
Amanda Edwards    |   12.11.17   |   SHARE
Minds
Shame and ignorance must not prevent people from finding help with stomach pain and SIBO.

Listen To Your Gut: My Journey With SIBO, Digestive Healing, And Self-Care

Shame and ignorance must not prevent people from finding help with stomach pain and SIBO. So, pass the coconut oil and tea, my gut needs healing. Read...
Nanette Fowler-Grayson    |   12.5.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
I had to change my relationship with food.

How Breaking My Jaw Changed My Relationship With Food

It was impossible to binge — not being able to chew took away much of the enjoyment. I had to change my relationship with food. Read...
Danielle Harrison    |   11.20.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
Connecting to your own self is paramount to connecting to the practice, (image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart)

BBA 2.0: The Self Check-In

Resistance to diving in deeper is normal, and it’s also totally okay. It's important to stop everything, lay down, breathe and do a self check-in. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   11.6.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
Caring for someone with an eating disorder can be incredibly stressful, so it's also vital that you have your own support structuring in place.

Can You Brie There For Me?: Polyamory & My Eating Disorder

I didn't tell them there were four individuals in the rapidly sinking ship that was our polyamory relationship: myself, him, her, and my eating Read...
Emmeline Peaches    |   10.25.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
Why should I feel bad about being in my 40s?

Getting Older Is Terrifying, And It’s Also The Best

Would you really rather not get older? Read...
Elizabeth Laura Nelson of SHESAID    |   10.20.17   |   SHARE