For most of the summer, sleep was hard to come by in this house! Finn's sleep has been all over the map in the 4 months he's been with us, but what quickly became clear was that it was getting progressively worse. For most of July I was at my wit's end and something had to change. For my own mental and physical health, as well as Finn's need for restorative sleep, I decided we were ready to teach him to sleep independently. We were ready for sleep training. Finn's sleep history: the good, … [Read more...] about Navigating Sleep Training at 4 Months Old
It's not news that stress can have widespread, unexpected effects on your body. It's been linked to illness and increased inflammation, it can negatively affect gut health, and YUP - you guessed it - it can affect your hormones. Ladies, this may not matter to you right now if you're enjoying the child-free life... but if and when you decide you want to start a family, it can be a little bit of a problem. Many women don't run into this problem until they start trying to have kids and it's not … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Improve Fertility while Stressed
Have you been feeling burnt out lately? Stressed? Overwhelmed? How about exhausted? Feeling burnt out is incredibly common Feeling burnt out has become all too common, especially among young adults. If you google "millennial burnout" you get so many hits you don't even know where to start! There are a few different reasons why it is believed that millennial are the "burnout generation", but not everyone believes that it's true. Many older adults believe that millennials are too sensitive, or … [Read more...] about Feeling Burnt Out? How millennials became the burnout generation.
I was never a big traveller as a kid, but over the past few years I've been on enough flights and overnight trips that I know exactly which health & wellness essentials to pack for travel. I'm currently packing for a trip to Vegas (this time for work, not for fun!) and I am in the process of creating my travel checklist. As such, this post is super easy to write. So let's get to it - my travel checklist: Kelly's top 8 wellness essentials for travel! Travel Checklist: Top 8 Wellness … [Read more...] about Travel Checklist: Top 8 Wellness Essentials for Travel
Those of you who are part of my Facebook and Instagram communities have likely heard that I just finished a 6-week anti-candida protocol. As a nutritionist, I like to do experiments on myself. As someone who has always been addicted to sugar and has had chronic acne for years, I decided it was time to try something different. This is my experience following an anti-candida diet. What is Candida? If you're unfamiliar with what candida is, it's a yeast called candida albicans that all humans have … [Read more...] about My Experience Following an Anti-Candida Diet
Sitting is the new smoking - isn’t that what people are saying? How many of us are sitting down for the majority of our day without integrating any movement into our lives? Most of us use excuses like we don’t have time for exercise, we hate exercising, or we don’t know how to exercise for our bodies. But these are all just excuses. Let me share with you 5 exercise ideas for a healthier life. Nature designed us to move Not too long ago, most people were active in their day-to-day lives. In … [Read more...] about 5 Exercise Ideas for a Healthier Life