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[New Video] How To Deal With Stress

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Stress is, unfortunately, a significant part of our modern lives. Do you feel stressed out sometimes? Most of the time? Even if you can’t change the circumstances that are causing you to feel stressed, there are several things you can do to cope better with your stress. In this week’s video on my YouTube channel, […]

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5 Reasons Stress May Be Causing Your Weight Gain

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Angela was desperate to lose weight. Over the past six months she’d noticed her weight going up but couldn’t figure out why. As far as Angela could tell, she was eating the same things she always had. Her activity level hadn’t changed. So she came to see me, her family doctor, asking to get her […]

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How To Cultivate Mindfulness In Your Everyday Life

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When I was a medical student, I loved surgery. The operating room experience is like nothing else, and there’s something deeply satisfying about solving a problem so definitively. Tumor? You cut it out. Infection? You drain it. Voila. Problem solved. Also, there’s the ritual of the OR: the washing of hands, the donning of sterile […]

Happiness

Healthy Mommy: Me Time

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I frequently write about the challenges moms face in terms of getting healthy (and staying there). One of the things I’ve been thinking about recently is the challenge of Me Time. On my personal blog, I shared a little story last week: What I learned about Me Time (and about myself) when my husband and kids […]

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The Three Spheres Of Stress Detox

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I’m preparing a workshop called Stress Detox that I’m giving next week, so I’ve been thinking about stress a lot lately. It’s a topic I’ve written about many times in the past…but looking back on my old posts, I think I’ve neglected to give an overall view of my approach to stress management. In the past few […]

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How To Have A Healthy Christmas

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There’s nothing quite like illness to wreck your holidays, am I right? Give yourself the gift of health this year. Here are my thoughts on how to stay healthy this holiday season: Avoid colds & the flu. Seems like everyone is sniffling, sneezing, or coughing. Viruses are a fact of life in the winter, but does […]

Preventive Health

How To Face The Fear Of Cancer

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I have written about cancer in the past (how to prevent it, what foods help fight it, new research into prevention…), and I’ve certainly touched on the fear of cancer in previous posts (and TV appearances!). But today, on Yummy Mummy Club, my post is all about the fear of cancer. That’s because the fear of […]

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Stress Relief, STAT

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Yesterday I wrote a post called Stress Relief For Moms in 60 Seconds Flat. The rationale: moms typically have stupid amounts of stress. But also: no time. Sure, it would be great to decompress on a regular basis with standing appointments at the spa, daily trips to the yoga studio, etcetera. But who has the time for […]

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The Health Benefits of Writing

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First, an announcement: I recently started a new blog…over at kimfosterwrites.com. And the main reason for that: I have a book deal!  *pops champagne* For a long time I’ve been a closet novelist. I’m talking years of scribbling away and inhabiting the imaginary worlds of my brain. At long last, just this past July, my agent landed […]