The Hard Truth about Self-Care

The Hard Truth about Self-Care

True self-care isn’t bubble baths and chocolate cake. Sometimes it’s hard work and doing the thing you don’t want to be doing. In the mainstream, what we see as self-care often is actually a way to disengage from our life and to distract ourselves from the real reasons we aren’t living the life that we want. Before getting into what it means to truly care for yourself, let’s dispel some of the myths of what self-care isn’t. 

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Women and Intermittent Fasting

Women and Intermittent Fasting

We found this great article from Marks's Daily Apple. While intermittent fasting is something that is commonly talked about, the different effects on men vs women isn't as often discussed, even though the differences are vast. 

"The blank slate hypothesis has fallen. Everyone comes into this world imbued with attributes, characteristics, and predilections that are uniquely theirs. We’re all humans, but we’re a diverse bunch, and that makes it interesting. And though it also makes giving cookie cutter health advice impossible, I just take that as an opportunity to stand out from the crowd and provide actionable advice that genuinely helps real people.

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9 Surprising Ways Stress Affects Your Body and What to Do About It

9 Surprising Ways Stress Affects Your Body and What to Do About It

Believe it to or not, stress isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It can protect your life, motivate you and improve your memory. These little bursts of stress boost your body into performing at a higher level. The idea then is that immediately after the danger has passed, all your stress chemicals, cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline, will return to their normal level.

The most common example of this is our ancestors being chased by lions. The sudden boost of stress sent their body into the “fight or flight” mode, which allowed them to escape the dangerous situation. Getting out of the way of danger, staying alive: these are good things. Stress is the body's natural defense against predators and danger. This would be considered acute stress. Or more modern versions: fretting over the past or worrying about upcoming events.

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