Why does parenting cause so much anxiety?

Why does Parenting Cause So Much Anxiety?

Last year, Jennifer Senior, contributing editor at New York Magazine, spoke at a TED talk on the topic of “Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety?” You can watch her TED Talk here (it’s worth it): Why does parenting cause so much anxiety? Jennifer describes a time when Dr. Spock (not to be confused […]

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Teaching Your Daughter to Have a Positive Body Image

Teaching Your Daughter to Have a Positive Body Image

As a woman, I understand the daily struggle. Eat this, don’t eat that. What to eat, how much to eat. What to wear. Is my belly too squishy? Are my boobs too small? Is my butt too big? Am I getting wrinkles? There’s no way I’ll be caught dead in a swimsuit this year. As […]

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Is Breastfeeding Really Better than Formula Feeding?

Is Breastfeeding Really Better than Formula Feeding?

(And are we even asking the right question?) Sure, we could go into detail about the evolution of infant formula (some in my parents’ generation raised their babies on corn syrup and evaporated milk, for crying out loud) and how since 1980, when the FDA began regulating it, infant formula has become incredibly safe and nourishing […]

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How to Teach Children Empathy

How to Teach Children Empathy

Are you telling your child one thing and modeling something else?  What message are you sending your children when it comes to empathy for others? Bullying. Teasing. Self-centeredness. Intolerance. Mean girls. Remind you of anything? (Your own childhood, perhaps?) Sadly, kids and adolescents are not typically known for their empathy. You often hear phrases like, “Kids […]

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What are your expectations for the holidays?

What Are Your Expectations for the Holidays?

If we’re being honest, we’ll admit we all have certain expectations for the holidays. The holidays are a powerful time, aren’t they? They make the sweet seem so much sweeter and the bitter seem, well, you know. It’s easy to get caught up in the hype and the holiday spirit year after year, and end […]

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Eating Disorders and the Challenge of Working with Doctors

Eating Disorders and the Challenge of Working with Doctors

Last year, Glamour magazine teamed up with the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, a South Florida group dedicated to education and advocacy, to test the responses of a number of primary care physicians to patients who shared and exhibited the symptoms of eating disorders. Sadly, the doctors didn’t fare too well. Their responses ranged from […]

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Do Diets Work?

Do Diets Work?

Thinking of going on a diet? If so, you’re not alone. Losing weight was the #1 New Year’s Resolution for 2014, and “staying fit and healthy” was #5. What are your motivations for going on a diet: Do you feel bad about your body? Are you hoping a change in diet will solve your problems […]

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Does Gluten Cause Alzheimer's?

Does Gluten Cause Alzheimer’s?

Could gluten and carbohydrates be at the root of diseases like Alzheimer’s, ADHD, anxiety, and depression? Dr. David Perlmutter believes so. New York Nutritionist Jen Medina of  Brown & Medina Nutrition provides her response below.  The Paleo Diet, the Dukan diet, Weight Watchers, Atkins, gluten-free, low-fat, low carb, sugar free… It seems like every 5 minutes […]

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Should You Sleep Train Your Baby?

Should You Sleep Train Your Baby?

Sleep, Judgment and Parenting – Should you sleep train your baby? “You shouldn’t sleep train at all, before a year, before 6 months, or before 4 months, but if you wait too late, your baby will never be able to sleep without you. College-aged children never need to be nursed, rocked, helped to sleep, so […]

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Lean In and me 2

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead is a book written by Sheryl Sandberg detailing the causes for why women are still not achieving leadership positions in their work, as well as practical solutions for empowering women to reach their full potential. Sheryl Sandberg is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, and is ranked on Fortune’s […]

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