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September is National Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Month!  While we love to raise awareness, we recognize how addictions can be riddled with stigmas and judgments. For women in particular–with any type of addiction– we can often judge ourselves harshly. At times, this internalized stigma may present a barrier to recognizing if we may be […]

Author: Angela Trotter, M.S., CNS, AFMCP, Clinical Functional Nutritionist In our work with women, the feelings, emotions, and beliefs surrounding weight gain, weight loss, etc. can be complicated. Especially when It comes to the topic of calories, we as women are imbued with misinformation and problematic messaging regarding how calories work within our bodies and […]

As women, the quality of our relationships is frequently tied to our happiness levels, identity, self-esteem, and self-worth. Since the beginning of time, women have meaningfully established and maintained connections with others in friendships, families, romantic relationships, and the community. When we experience distress in our relationships, we can experience sadness, feelings of loneliness, disconnection, […]

Statistically speaking, It is highly likely that you reading this, or someone close to you has experienced some type of trauma in their lives (e.g. physical, interpersonal, intergenerational, relational, racial). Research indicates the staggering reality that 5 out of 10 women experience some type of traumatic event in their lifetime. Trauma is the emotional response […]

“Dominator culture has tried to keep us all afraid, to make us choose safety instead of risk, sameness instead of diversity. Moving through that fear, finding out what connects us, reveling in our differences; this is the process that brings us closer, that gives us a world of shared values, of meaningful community” –Bell Hooks […]

“Gracious acceptance is an art–an art which most never bother to cultivate”-Alexander Smith It seems like months in advance, sweets and treats fill the store aisles as many prepare for a day of sharing love and affection with those they care so deeply about. All around us, there are symbols and celebrations of giving love […]

There is something deeply sacred about new beginnings. A peaceful sunrise that breathes a gentle intensity of hope and promise with whispers of new possibilities. A heroine in our favorite story that’s given a redemptive second chance; to love again, to make amends, or to realize their dream. All moments. Powerful moments of opportunity to […]

Around the world, the holiday season is often filled with excitement and anticipation. A bustling time of year where centuries-old traditions mix with modern cultural practices of coming together with loved ones for celebration and the enjoyment of special foods such as tamales, candied yams, and kugel to create a beautiful fusion of heritage and […]

Ok. You’ve skimmed the blogs, posts, and articles about surviving the Covid-19 pandemic, and let’s face it, you’re over it. As we know from research, women often shoulder a large number of household tasks, child-rearing responsibilities, and caregiving. In general, role overload, exhaustion, burn-out, and overall struggles balancing work, home, and family can contribute to […]