Back when I struggled with candida symptoms that ravaged my skin, my sinuses and my digestive tract, I ignored it all at first. As someone who had dealt with candida before, I knew that the solution was to change my diet and lifestyle. But that didn’t matter. In fact, I began to truly change only when I […]
Does Candida Influence Your Behavior?
So often at the holidays, I hear from people who worry that they’ll give in to their own cravings to eat all the holiday foods. More often than not, though, many people do just fine when they’re on their own; it’s only when they find themselves with other people that the temptation feels too […]
How to Resist Cultural Pressures to Eat Unhealthy Foods at the Holidays
The other day, I was taking The Girls for a walk through our neighborhood, and I couldn’t help but marvel at all the amazing Halloween decorations. Houses were adorned with streamers, strings of lights, laser shows, witches, faux skeletons and corpses, coffins. . . you name it. It occurred to me how much Halloween has […]
Where do you draw the line?
For most of my adult life, holiday visits to my family back in Montreal caused me undue anxiety and stress. As a people-pleaser who also hated confrontations of any kind, I’d often acquiesce to my parents’ wishes (even as a “child” in her 30s or 40s), which left me feeling less than festive. Because trips […]