How to help a mom friend struggling with postpartum depression

What are some suggestions for practical ways that women can help a mom friend who is struggling with postpartum depression (e.g., running errands, helping with childcare, etc.)? How do these favors benefit her? Stay in touch. When a friend is struggling with postpartum depression they may begin to pull away and become distant. Even if… Read more »

How to know if you’re struggling with postpartum depression

The words “postpartum depression” have haunted many otherwise healthy pregnancies. Most of us have heard horror stories and may begin to dread the possibility of a turbulent “fourth trimester” even before successfully conceiving. Others are caught off-guard because awareness is not what it should be. Any way you cut it, our culture often leaves much… Read more »

How to practice self-care in the midst of baby-care. Tips for new moms.

The days, weeks and months following the birth of your baby can be some of the most joyful, stressful, loving and overwhelming you’ll ever experience. The array of thoughts and emotions that abound during this unique and special time can feel like a roller coaster ride. Amidst the new responsibilities and topsy-turvy emotions, how can… Read more »

Superfoods for Glowing Skin and a Healthy Pregnancy!

Superfoods = Super Mama = Super baby! 26 weeks pregnant and counting! A healthy diet has always been an interest of mine, but I have been extra inspired since pregnancy. Many of the current articles on appropriate food menus for pregnancy and weight gain seem to come with the warning “remember, you are not actually eating for two!” I do… Read more »

Simplicity in Fast Times

How to find simplicity in fast times Guest Post with Maria Marcano I recently hosted a wonderful livestream with a colleague on the topic of “ The art of simple living”. We can all agree that we live in fast and quite complicated times, but we need not to subscribe to this mentality in our… Read more »

Travel Tips During Pregnancy

Traveling can be stressful. There is so much to think about, plan for, and prepare in advance. Traveling when pregnant adds another component to the usual logistics, making it even more important to plan ahead, so that your trip is as smooth and stress-free as possible. As a Health Coach and Yoga Teacher specializing in… Read more »

Lavender Essential Oil During Pregnancy

High quality essential oils are beneficial to our overall health and wellness- mind, body and spirit. One of the most popular essential oils today is Lavender. It’s so popular because it has a very pleasant smell, it’s inexpensive and is one of the safest oils to use. It is considered safe to use during pregnancy*,… Read more »

Five Ways to Bring More Mindfulness to the Table

Meal Plans and Meal Prep (preparing several day’s meals in advance at a scheduled time) are all the rage right now. You can’t venture very far into the blogosphere without encountering multiple bloggers who post about their weekly efforts. Food bloggers, lifestyle bloggers, mommy bloggers—multiple communities are embracing the trend. Both of these ideas are… Read more »