The pandemic and depression
2020: The perfect storm for depression.

Depression Since the pandemic started so many people told me they can't quite put their finger on how they've been feeling. Anxious, yes. This is a terrifying surreal time. But…

4 supplements to strengthen immunity during COVID-19

A strong immune system begins with a healthy diet, minimizing toxins, getting adequate sleep and exercise, reducing stress and taking science-backed supplements when appropriate. I often hear people talk about…

Have you lost any friends or family over politics?

After Trump won we turned on each other and we've never been the same as a nation. If we see someone wearing a MAGA hat or Biden 2020 shirt we…

Mask shaming
Masks work. Shaming doesn’t.

Surprise, surprise, wearing a mask has turned political. It was only a matter of time when masks became a symbol of either forced conformity or deference to science. My sense…

Past research suggests melatonin may help coronavirus treatments

Melatonin is naturally produced in the brain at night Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the brain’s pineal gland in response to nightfall. As we age our levels drop. Melatonin…

3 quick ways to reduce anxiety during the coronavirus

This pandemic is messing with our minds. Fear and uncertainty. The constant doomsday data. The sense of loss. Our daily routine out of whack. Every day blends into the next.…

Iodine is critical
Why iodine is critical to good health.

Iodine is needed for more than the thyroid. The thyroid only holds less than 1% of the body’s iodine store; the skin holds 20%, the breasts hold 5%. Our whole…

How chronic insomnia drove me to a nervous breakdown, and what finally got me to sleep.

Adrenal fatigue can cause chronic insomnia If you suffer with serious insomnia at some point you've probably tried damn near anything to sleep. I spent God knows how much money…

how my two very different playgroups saved me
How my two very different playgroups saved me

Perhaps during our earliest mothering years our friendships are born because we reflexively cling to each other. Drawn together like forceful magnets by a love for our children so new,…

happiness
119 scientifically proven ways to be happier

One of my all-time favorite topics. Okay so maybe 119 ways to feel happier feels a little overwhelming. So cherry pick. Try two, or six or twenty.... This guest post…