I am a busy mom, and I often forget to eat. I know that seems crazy, but I get so wrapped up in balancing my career, my children’s needs, and my household that I often put myself last. I...
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Fitness During Pregnancy

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During my first pregnancy, I was extremely cautious about everything I did and didn't do...and I mean EVERYTHING. I took pregnancy limitations to the extreme. I gave up caffeine completely, switching from my beloved regular morning coffee to decaf....
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Self-Care & Authenticity

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As we work our way into summertime, which for many consists of more time with our children, less time at home, and the process of balancing it all. How can we be sure that we are continuing to practice...
Long before I became a mom, I babysat for my toddler niece. My sister had prepared a dinner of chicken, broccoli, and potato. As she left for the night, my sister said, “If she won’t eat her dinner, there’s...
Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week (MMH Week) takes place the first week of May. This year the theme of the Blue Dot Project 2022 campaign is Making Over Motherhood, and the campaign highlights the intersection of maternal mental health...
In honor of National DNA Day, I wanted to empower the women around me by asking the question: could you be carrying a cancer susceptibility gene?  Cancer genetics is a fairly new and ever-expanding discipline. One of the most well-known...
I suddenly became very ill at 25 years of age and just two months postpartum with my first child. Managing a colicky baby while my husband was out of the country on a work trip, the symptoms came out...
For the first time ever, Darien Wellness is offering adults (busy moms included!) reduced fee telehealth therapy sessions. I sat down to write a post announcing this new program, but as soon as I began to type, I was interrupted...
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Finding Time for Fitness

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Motivation has never been an issue for me regarding fitness. I am one of those people who loves to workout. For me, it's not just about liking the way I look (although it is a bonus!). I love the...
One of the biggest surprises I had, when I was pregnant was how much people comment on your size and weight. As someone whose job is focused on helping people look and feel their best and improve their body...

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The Volvo XC90 – A Stylish Upgrade

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I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with the Volvo XC90 from Riley Volvo Cars Stamford. This vehicle is undoubtedly a style upgrade...