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Feminist Wellness Insights

with Victoria Albina

Pee Break Meditation: Your Sneak Attack on that Meditation Habit

We have all heard about the power of meditation: it’s calming, centering, lowers blood pressure, improves cognitive function, and makes us feel better overall. Meditation doesn’t just help us in the moment, the effects can be long lasting. In a 2012 study, Desborders et al. (2012)performed before-and-after scans on the brains of participants in an…

New Year’s Resolutions

Failing to follow through on a New Year’s Resolution may be a near universal experience. Who among us hasn’t set some lofty goal on January 1st only to find that we have slipped into our old habits by mid-March? Apparently, all the cute gym clothes and good intentions in the world aren’t enough to transform…

Pizza, Cake and Booze: Managing Social Pressure to Eat What Makes You Feel Terrible

“Come on, just ONE piece of cake!” “Have a drink – it’s Friday night, and we’re all drinking…” “Seriously, that gluten stuff is BS – how could a piece of toast hurt you?” We’ve all heard this kind of often-well-intentioned cajoling around food, alcohol and jumping off bridges. This kind of social pressure to eat…

Sauerkraut: Easy Probiotic Recipe

While I think there is certainly a place for probiotics in a pill form, and often recommend them as part of a treatment plan, there is a special magic in homemade fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, kim chi, kombucha, fermented root vegetables like carrots or daikon. There is a complexity of good bacteria in fermented…

Life Coaching: Rewriting Your Story and Living Your Best Life

After years of struggling with my own health concerns, and not getting the help I needed from conventional allopathic doctors, I studied herbalism and western medicine, and learned how to heal myself. In 2008, I realized that the psychological aspects of my care were not being addressed, and so I started working with a life…

Bone Broth is Medicine

For most people, “broth” is just the base that you use for making soup. But, what if I told you that the bone broth nutrition facts show us that it is one of the most nourishing and mineral-rich foods that you can eat? In fact, bone broth reviews and studies have made it the cornerstone…

5 Minute Dance Party!

I often hear from clients that they have a hard time getting to the gym, working exercise into their lives, and managing stress. The 5 Minute Dance Party is one of the simple tricks that I love to use in my own life and with clients. This solution is simple as it sounds. And it’s…

Beet Kvass: Easy, Affordable Probiotic

  I have a deeply held belief that food is the best medicine. While I take and recommend specific supplements, vitamins and botanicals for specific health concerns, I always look first to things that are delicious – things that support my body and spirit. Beet Kvass hits the mark easily – it is rich in…