Brave Women Share Their PPD Story

A recent media article highlighted celebrities who have gone public about their experience with postpartum depression (PPD) by sharing their PPD Story. The list includes: Gwyneth Paltrow, Courteney Cox, Amanda Peet, Kendra Wilkinson, Bryce Dallas Howard, Carnie Wilson, and Lisa Rinna. I chose to fictionalize my story, but there’s a lot of truth in “Back […] Read more…

Why Fish Make Me Happy

When I used to grumble about something at my work, my old boss would say, “Sharon, go talk to your fish.” Over time I learned that watching and talking to my fish actually did make me happy. I have tropical fish indoors, and goldfish and koi outdoors. My little friends are graceful, curious and playful […] Read more…

Omega-3s for Mood Support

               Omega-3’s are healthy ingredients from fish that promote heart and brain health, and also support a healthy mood. Many nutritionists, including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in a position paper released in July of 2014, encourage pregnant women to consume at least 8 oz. of seafood per week to promote infant eye and […] Read more…

When Women Need Chocolate

Chocolate contains lots of mood-enhancing components—sugar, caffeine, and several trace minerals. Research show that chocolate is the number one food craved by women. So when you’re stressed or feeling down, should you give in to your cravings or resist? The sensible answer is that eating small amounts of chocolate on occasion is okay. But the […] Read more…

Stable Blood Sugar Helps Stabilize Mood

There’s an old saying “You are what you eat.” It’s true. Your diet affects not only your physical, but also your emotional health. A healthy diet, one that avoids spikes in blood sugar, is one part of an overall strategy for a happier and healthier you. Most people will function best when their blood sugar […] Read more…

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