Struggling with Loneliness? Do This.

“Nobody played with me, mommy.” My daughter’s words pierced my ears and my heart as we drove home from the gym. “Really?” I said, concerned. “Yes. I asked all the kids to play with me, but...

Biological Test For Autism: What This Means For Our Youth

The first ever biological test for autism is about to hit the market, and we got the inside scoop! With autism prevalence rising in recent years, parents are learning more about the signs for developmental...

Ten Lessons I’ve Learned From More Than Ten Years Of Marriage

  This past December, my husband and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. All the adages hold true: it’s hard to believe we’ve been married for over a decade, yet I can barely remember what...

Brain Basics, Part One: Your Brain Is Complex!

Have you heard of Interpersonal Neurobiology?   It is the emerging science of how the brain develops in response to our relationships.  As mammals, we literally cannot survive without relationships. And subsequently, the kinds of...

I’ll Miss Being Pregnant

Pregnancy is different for everyone. I've read comments from people who absolutely loved their entire pregnancy, others who only enjoyed the third trimester, others still who loathed the entire experience, but loved the outcome...

Leave Home Without Sunscreen

Before you slather yourself and your kids with sunscreen this summer, let’s talk about sunscreen. Sunscreen is a multi-billion-dollar industry, yet there are no studies that prove that the use of sunscreen protects us from...

The Cherry On Top: Recipes With This Bright Red Summer Fruit

Who doesn't love cherries around the 4th of July??  Here are our top picks for recipes with cherries sweet and a bit savory!  Cherry clafouti, from Julia Child. I'd argue that this classic French dish (pronounced...

My Postpartum Anxiety

Having my daughter was the best thing that had ever happened to me. Then postpartum anxiety took hold and withdrew me into a world of constant panic, trouble sleeping, and restlessness. I hadn't realized...

Summer Recipes with Peaches

  For as far back as I can remember I had a love for peaches.  I grew up in Corpus Christi which meant we spent the summer weekends at the beach.  The ice chest would...

Drink More Water!

June 23rd was National Hydration Day! "Do you drink enough water?" This is a question I ask every patient during a new patient evaluation in my job as a physical therapist. The responses usually fall into...

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