Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex (D-MER) and Me

Perhaps I had experienced some symptoms of D-MER before I had my first child, but I have no memory of it. When my son was born 6 years ago, I struggled as a new mom with severe postpartum depression and anxieties mixed with all the natural changes and worries that come with the territory of … Continue reading Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex (D-MER) and Me

Favorite Spinach Salad + Recipe

It has been awhile since I posted a new recipe, but this one is so worth it. At 23 weeks pregnant, salads are still my biggest craving and I’m so grateful for it! Don’t get me wrong, there are other not so healthy things that I feel I desperately need, so thank goodness I can … Continue reading Favorite Spinach Salad + Recipe

Easy Mayan Chocolate Ice Cream (in a bag) + Recipe

We decided to stick with some healthy conference foods this weekend, but wanted to top it all off with a treat. Chocolate chip cookie sundaes with homemade ice cream. Everyone loves the good old easy homemade vanilla ice cream, but guess what?? Add a few more ingredients to it and you've got Mayan Chocolate! If … Continue reading Easy Mayan Chocolate Ice Cream (in a bag) + Recipe

Mindful Eating Around the World

THE PROBLEM "He showed the words 'chocolate cake' to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. 'Guilt' was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: 'celebration'" (Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto). This is where my passion lies. Learning … Continue reading Mindful Eating Around the World