Sitting All Day Is Killing You (Even If You’re an Exercise Addict)

Sitting All Day Is Killing You (Even If You’re an Exercise Addict)

This morning yet another study declaring the dangers of sitting hit my news feed. A Toronto-based research team analyzed 47 studies tracking how many hours a day people spent sitting versus how much they exercised. The results: a strong correlation between those who sit most days and the likelihood of developing heart disease, cancer and… read more

Raising the 2020 Family: Your Kids and the Future of Tech

Raising the 2020 Family: Your Kids and the Future of Tech

As a mother of two budding technophiles, I sometimes get panic attacks imagining the hazards my kids face in the burgeoning digital age. Cyberbullying, stunted social skills, short attention spans, being on-call 24/7…these all pose potentially unhealthy consequences for the next generation. While my daughter’s Facebook days are a ways off (she is only 5 after… read more

Asthma and Depression Are Not the Same: Mental Health Stigma

Asthma and Depression Are Not the Same: Mental Health Stigma

This past Wednesday was Mental Health Awareness Day. Didn’t hear about it? That’s not surprising. This campaign happens every year on October 10 and is championed by this outfit called the World Health Organization. You’ve probably heard of them. Despite its impressive promoter, this year on October 10, it seemed almost no one was talking… read more

If Compulsive Fall Disorder Were Real, I Would Have It

If Compulsive Fall Disorder Were Real, I Would Have It

After an especially unpleasant stint of the oven-like Santa Ana winds, I’m looking forward to our first winter storm set to hit this evening. Of course, I use the term “winter storm” loosely. For Southern California, “winter” translates to sub-70 degree weather with some clouds, and “storm” means some droplets of moisture falling from the… read more

But I’m a Disney Princess

But I’m a Disney Princess

I suppose it was inevitable that my little girl would one day enter the Princess Phase. For the past two years, my 4-year-old daughter has been steadily consuming all things Disney Princess: the movies, dolls, costumes, jewelry, clothing, bed sheets. Whatever merchandise Disney churns out, my daughter will readily (and unquestionably) devour it. While I’ve… read more

Get Your Pre-baby Body Back…in 52 Weeks (if you’re lucky!)

Get Your Pre-baby Body Back…in 52 Weeks (if you’re lucky!)

A few weeks back during a quick chat and catch-up with my neighbor, she looks at me, narrowing her eyes, and asks in a near whisper, “Girl, are you pregnant again?” No, I’m not. I am really, really not pregnant. I tried to laugh off her comment and not make a thing of it. With… read more

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