This past summer I was shocked to find myself breaking out every few weeks. I didn't even have acne as a teenager, and there I was battling massive pimples at 29. What the heck?! Not only is adult acne gross, but it's totally embarassing. Apparently, acne is pretty common among women approaching their thirties due to changing hormones, but honestly that doesn't make it any less frustrating. Keep reading to find out how to nip it in the bud.
For most of us, body odor is just a natural occurrence and one we try to prevent by washing ourselves and making sure we smell fresh with fragrances. Walk into any drug store and you'll find the shelves lined with yummy body washes, deodorants, body lotions and perfumes. But do you know what the smelly signs are to a more serious underlying condition? When is that smell trying to tell you something else is going on with your body? Below, five reasons why you should pay closer attention to your body odor.
Mothers, have you heard of Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa? I hope you haven't because I think it's the worst disease known to man. Why? Because this incurable and very rare skin condition makes the sufferer's skin break into blisters at the slightest touch. Two-month-old Kiira Kinkle was born with the horrible disease and her parents are desperate for help. They have all their hopes in the medical team of Stanford University and they hope they find a cure soon.
We may not want to admit it, but holiday stress and anxiety is a real thing. You don't have to feel like the Grinch just because you aren't sharing in the holiday cheer. The fact is that the holidays are a very stressful time of year. Between shopping, parties and keeping the peace with family, the holidays could be one of the most stressful times of the year. We have five easy tips to destress during the holidays.
When I was growing up, multitasking was the thing to do. If you weren't multitasking, then you were a lazy time waster. Then somewhere along the line multitasking stopped being the way. Mindfulness became the way. Multitasking can make can make you frazzled and distracted, whereas mindfulness helps you focus and get more done in the long and short run. That's good and well, but I'm a mother and sometimes the only way to keep both of my kids alive and well is to multitask. I never knew I could do so many things at once until I became a mom. I once went shopping for groceries while breastfeeding one child in a baby carrier and keeping an eye on my older child to make sure she didn't take off into the supermarket wilderness. Good times indeed, but when I am in work mode and not mami mode, I really find that multitasking does more harm than good.
So darlin's I've got advise on how to keep us focused at work.
Seeing as each and every one of us is an individual with a unique genetic makeup, varying hormone levels and different lifestyles, the length of time it takes to get pregnant can vary greatly from one woman to the next. In fact, most doctors will not even see you for a consult on potential infertility until you've been intentionally trying to get pregnant for at least a year. But whether you've just started trying or you've been at it for months, there are a few simple things you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant right now. As you read our tips, keep in mind that overall health and wellness is the common thread, and is a huge factor for most women.Continue Reading >
Everyone deals with stress every now and then, but suffering from serious anxiety could have a negative impact on all areas of your life. Luckily, you don't necessarily need to take medication to deal with it. There are plenty of natural remedies that can help keep you calm during a tense period.Continue Reading >
The holidays can be a wonderful time, they can also be an extremely stressful time especially for all the mamás out there. We take on a lot all year long and then during the holidays we take on even more. I know we are powerful mujeres and all, but we are only human. I really want you to remind yourself of that this holiday season. Repeat after me, "I am only human." You need rest, you need help, and you also deserve to enjoy the season. Am I right or am I right? I'm right, right?! So let's go over three ways the holidays can make any mom lose it and how we can stay sane instead.Continue Reading >
Have you ever been so mad at work that you just want to break something? You know just grab the nearest thing to you and hurl it across the room? I think we've all felt that way at some point, but most of us know better than to actually act out on this impulse, so we stuff it and deal with the situation in a socially acceptable way. Well, for women in Buenos Aires, Argentina smashing their stress away in an acceptable way is now totally doable thanks to a place called Break Club. For a nominal fee, you get protective gear to wear and a room full of fablously breakable objects and you go at it!Continue Reading >
What really makes us fat? The answer you get depends on who you ask. Some people will tell you eating too many calories makes you fat. Others will blame it on eating too many carbs. Another group will say you have to stop eating so much fat. So who's right?
Maybe all of them. Maybe none of them. Because while eating right is definitely an important part of looking great, there are other factors that can keep you from getting the body of your dreams. Factors which have nothing to do with the type of food you eat. And to show you how much of an impact they can play, let me tell you a quick story about my husband Jeff.Continue Reading >