I call bullsh*t on the “All or Nothing” mindset.

All or Nothing Mindset

It is so easy to paralyze yourself with expectations of what you should be doing…that you end up doing nothing. “I should workout five times a week for at least 30 minutes…but that’s overwhelming, so I won’t work out at all.” “I should eat healthier…but I don’t know where to start so I will just […]

Cheat Sheet: Bedtime Habits to Boost Your Mental Health

Better Bed Habits Cheat Sheet

I’ve been thinking a lot about sleep lately. I have a few sleep-deprived friends with young children, and we’ve been chatting about how much lack of sleep can affect your mental resilience. Most of us are used to going on 6 hours of sleep and wouldn’t consider ourselves sleep deprived. But according to the National […]

Will You Get a Passing Grade for Self-Care?

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Here’s the pattern I have begun to notice about type A personalities and overachievers: We take pride in a lot of our accomplishments, but rarely on how well we take care of ourselves. What if there were gold stars given out for how much sleep you got? What if your corporate bonus was partially dependent […]

The Health Risks of Being a People Pleaser

Dr. Neha

As published in The Huffington Post on January 22nd, 2016. Dr. Neha Sangwan, author of Talk Rx, understands the pressures of trying to please everybody. Graduating with a degree in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, and later attended medical school to become an Internal Medicine Physician, was the result of Dr. Neha following a career path […]

Fighting Inflammation: My Whole30 Journey

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Disclaimer: please consult with your health care provider before starting any program! Let me be perfectly clear: this is not a diet. This is a science experiment, where I am trying to figure out what food makes my body feel good. I have had to pay attention to what I eat since I was 18. […]