According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for black and white women in the United States. So let's talk about heart disease in women and its underlying causes. The term has always seemed a little vague to me, so I asked Dr. Jeremy Allen of American Family Care to share some insight.

Read more

Belly binding is one technique that can help facilitate post-partum healing. Just as it sounds, the practice refers to wrapping or splinting your abdomen.

Read more

As the mom of a four-year-old and a toddler, I know firsthand how hard it can be to find the time for self-care and exercise. I also know how important fitness is for physical and mental health, especially in the growing and raising children phase of life. To address the fitness needs of busy moms […]

Read more

You just welcomed your new bundle of joy and maybe now you’re wondering when, or how, to get back into exercise. As a postnatal exercise specialist, I’d like to share a few early postpartum exercise tips. Be Patient Your body just created a perfect human being and may also be providing food for that human. […]

Read more

During pregnancy, it can be quite challenging to take care of yourself. With all the symptoms raging and not much relief in sight, it’s hard not to get discouraged. Nausea, heartburn, mood swings, dietary needs, body aches and pains, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and baby prep can be really overwhelming.  This of course in addition to […]

Read more

My Journey Years ago when I identified that I was experiencing postpartum anxiety and depression, I was elated when I finally found release from the darkness and sadness I had experienced. Therapy and medication provided an almost immediate relief for me. But as time goes on and the months and years pass I find myself […]

Read more

Summer Hustle and Bustle Every year when March rolls around you can feel the energy change amongst the moms of school age children. We all tense up a little bit and start discussing what our summer plans are for our kids. What camps have we signed up for, what vacations have we booked, whether or […]

Read more

Self-care. The phrase sounds simple enough. Who doesn’t want to take care of herself? However, as partners, moms and friends, sometimes caring for ourselves become the last priority. Self-care is a requirement, not a luxury. When I feel grounded and centered, I am much more capable of fulfilling commitments to my family, students, and colleagues. […]

Read more

As we all pause this Father’s Day to thank the number one man in our lives, I decided to write a letter to my eldest daughter Margaret detailing the amazing way my husband helped me recognize that I was suffering from Postpartum Anxiety and Postpartum depression disorder. Dearest Margaret, By now you know how much […]

Read more

My body provided food for my children; my hips have propped them up when they couldn't walk. It’s provided a soft place for them to land when they needed comfort. But even after all it has done I still struggle to love it just the way it is.

Read more