It's a common little secret that women all over the world are living with under the assumption that it is a normal part of aging, especially if you have had kids. Can you guess what that secret is?? Urinary Incontinence (UI), ladies. There, I said it. With all do respect to your mothers and grandmothers, it is NOT normal to leak or dribble when you laugh or sneeze, whether you have had no kids or 6 kids. And while I
Happy Thursday, or more accurately, Happy Thanksgiving!! A time when we gather with family and friends and celebrate all of the many blessings we have by generally over-indulging in calorie rich foods and watch the spectacle that is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or the traditional NFL game. This marks the start of the "holiday season" here in the USA and is often laden with all kinds of family and cultural traditions. Part of what makes holidays so good, in
The pelvic floor. When you hear that term, do you know what it means? Can you get a mental image of what is being talked about or do you think to yourself "I know I have heard that before but I don't really know what it means?" I hope to get you into that first category today. Just like the floor of your home acts as an indicator of the health of its foundation and function, so too is your
I am sharing my slushy love with ya today. This is a perfect fall day in a glass in my opinion, but for sure could be delightful anytime of the year. Loaded with fiber, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, this green apple flax slushy will make your insides happy while potentially helping support happy hormones and heart health too. Sounds like a win-win from where I am standing. Apples and trips to the apple orchard signal the start of fall
What's all the fuss about perimenopause? What is perimenopause and why should you care? Let's chat and find out. Perimenopause and menopause are completely natural phases in a woman's life. It is all about your hormones here ladies; most specifically estrogen. As your ovaries begin to produce less estrogen, your body will show signs of the gradual change. This is recognized as perimenopause. It is a variable length of time, but can begin well before you officially hit menopause. Perimenopause can begin
Can I let you in on a little secret? I am a hot mess right now. This perimenopause business is no joke! I used to be able to remember everything. Phone numbers, important dates, tasks that I needed to do, my husband's or kids event schedule...my brain just had a way of organizing it. No more. Suddenly, almost over night it seems, my mental file cabinet and planner has turned into a messy pile of papers written in a jibberish.