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In a world inundated with images of society’s “thin ideal” and constant social media messages dictating how we should look and eat, the pressure to conform to societal standards can feel overwhelming.  Most women have days where they struggle with “I hate my body!” moments, and if those thoughts are repeated day after day, it […]

Let’s Talk Body Image

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If you’ve been following my journey recently, you’ll know I’m currently navigating pre-menopause and often talk about what’s going on with my periods. Before I went to medical school (I was 32 when I started), I had painful periods every month and was always told, “this is just normal”.  But it’s simply not true.  When […]

Your Menstrual Cycle As A Vital Sign

Mental Health

As you know, sleep is a topic I’m passionate about because it’s so critical to almost every aspect of being our best selves. If we want to heal our relationship with food, get more movement, have stronger relationships, perform better at work, if we want all of these things, it all begins with sleep. Thriving […]

Let’s Talk Sleep Apnea


I recently opened up about the ongoing struggles my husband Rob and I face with meal planning and how it’s something we’re actively working on. That conversation sparked my curiosity, leading me to seek advice from an expert in the field! I was thrilled to chat with Courtney Genereux, who is passionate about meal planning […]

Friends, I can’t believe we’re already in 2024! I’m sitting here, writing this, just back from a mind-blowing trip to Costa Rica with Rob for his 50th birthday. Oh, the memories we made! But there’s one particular experience that’s etched in my mind, and it’s the reason I’m sharing this story of self-discovery and facing […]

Facing Your Fears

Health At Every Size

I’m thrilled to share some valuable insights from a recent conversation I had with Leah Horton, a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Master Health and Life Coach. Leah’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach. As someone who has navigated the challenges of breaking free from the […]

The Anti-Diet Approach

Health At Every Size

Many people wonder how their health decisions and journeys might affect life with their partners or families, and this is certainly something that I have had to navigate with my better half, Rob Issa. We have both faced individual struggles throughout our own health journeys and had to find ways to nurture our marriage while […]

In today’s fast-paced world, where the pressure to constantly achieve and perform is ever-present, the concept of rest often takes a back seat. It’s a societal narrative ingrained in us – the belief that we must always be pushing ourselves, striving for more, and that any inclination towards rest is synonymous with laziness. However, taking […]

Restorative Practices To Reclaim Your Energy

Mental Health