Can Testosterone Be Used to Treat Depression?

When my partner casually mentioned to me the other night that he’d heard of instances where testosterone has been used, successfully, to treat depression, my ears perked up. Depression is a pretty sneaky demon. Did you know: scientists haven’t actually yet nailed down why people get depressed. I’ve always been one to believe that depression […]

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3 Ways to Naturally Increase Dopamine

Have you ever just woken up one morning and thought: Where did my gusto go? My get out of bed and go? Why do I feel so unmotivated? A lack of dopamine could be the culprit! Dopamine is a neurotransmitter responsible for pleasure, reward, and motivation. Yep, it sure makes you feel good. And when […]

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Speaking out about Depression

This video really touched my heart and absolutely hit home for me – the more afraid we are to talk about mental health, the more stigmatized it remains.    

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Moving Forward (onward and upward)

I’ve made my share of mistakes in life. I’ve said the wrong thing, done the wrong thing. I’ve acted selfishly. I’ve had one too many drinks before and thanked the lord I woke up safely in my home. I’ve blown up in anger, I’ve missed opportunities, I have been stubborn once or twice in my […]

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Being Selfish vs. Setting Boundaries 

The other weekend I had to bail out of a friend’s birthday party. Okay, to be fair, I didn’t bail. I actually did not confirm that I would go, but promised to let her know the day of. And that day, I told her I couldn’t make it. A lot of people from the outside […]

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I’m back where I once was before, but I’m not.

I strongly believe that the Universe gives you exactly what you ask it for. For the past few weeks I have been feeling like something is missing. I workout, I eat my greens, I play with my dogs. Life is good. No, life is great. But I’ve been wondering: where is my fire? Where is […]

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The Monster

We all have a dark side. To deny that is to deny our very existence. Most of us are very well-rounded beings. That means that each and every one of us represents both sides of the coin; the good and the bad, the light and the dark, the right and the left. I do believe […]

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“I Have Anxiety Too”

Yesterday, a stranger and I began talking about protein. He told me : “I can’t take that powder because it triggers my anxiety”, and was quick to apologize with, “sorry, is that too much information?” I could have said no and brushed it off. But I was intrigued. Intrigued because I know exactly what it’s […]

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Get out of the Everyday Monotony

Its what we do. We eat breakfast, we go to work, we’re polite and we follow the norms. We make a reasonable dinner and get everything ready for tomorrow, because tomorrow we must do it all again. In this routine we get stuck in, there’s no joy. There’s no fulfillment. There’s no heart racing, air […]

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10 Ways to Relieve Stress that AREN’T Total Bullsh*t

This is not your cookie-cutter stress relief list; you know, the one that said take a bath and smell some fresh lavender and all your problems will go away? This list came from the need to see something more realistic. I’ve looked up natural remedies for stress on the internet and I’m tired of seeing […]

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