You’ve been through months – if not years – of trying to have your own baby, and now you can see a light at the end of the tunnel. While you’re patiently waiting for your dream to come true, there are a few ways you can make the most of this time to prepare yourself for parenthood.
There’s no mistake – you’ve been down a hard road. You know what disappointment feels like. After such an experience, it’s important for intended parents to use this time wisely. Work through the difficult emotions...
When anyone in my life is going through a hard time, I always have the same knee-jerk reaction. I dive into their problems like Hasselhoff sprinting into the waves with an orange floatie and a need to SAVE! Most of the time I get the same reaction: “What the hell dude, I wasn’t even drowning.”
If I had to wager a guess, I would say that most advertisements don’t make you want to snarf your soda through your nose. Most advertisements – whether on Facebook, email, or television – are typically informative and polite. Stop in for our jewelry sale. Half-off bird houses. Don’t miss our tire rotating special. You’ll love our giant pretzels. There’s no humor, no emotion.
But sometimes a company reminds you that there’s a human on the other side of the sales counter. Their brand voice reso...
If something goes haywire in your body, chances are, it started in your gut. Autoimmune diseases, mental health disorders, a poor immune system, diabetes, skin conditions, and even asthma all begin in the gut. Our most important asset to our health is the microbiome in our intestines. When something’s off, our entire bodies create an inflammatory response that send us into potentially serious disease.
It’s been long established that eating complex carbs, a high intake of sugar, and being overweight are detrimental to female fertility. Obese women are more likely to suffer from infertility, and they’re less likely to respond positively to fertility treatment.
The good news is that a ketogenic diet can possibly improve a woman’s fertility status. A diet that is high in fat and low in carbohydrates not only results in weight loss for overweight women, but it also balances a woman’s insulin le...
Published in CityScene Magazine, February, 2011
Forget all you've heard about fat opera singers rolling their eyes back as they warble through slow scenes of melodrama. Opera Columbus knows how to keep the attention of a modern audience - and produce a few laughs.
Opera Columbus presents Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" at 8 PM February 11 and 2 PM February 13 at the Ohio Theatre.
Published in CityScene Magazine, January 2011
The ballerinas of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo are stunning. They move around stage with the grace of the gods. They are clad in frilly pink tutus and wear pearls around their necks.
With all the work they put into their costumes, you might not even notice the underarm hair, check hair, and impressive biceps. But you probably will.
The right nutrition choices now can benefit your baby both in the short term and in the long term. Research shows that nutrition in utero and during childhood can play a role in your baby’s health in many ways.
Even though you’re 20 weeks into your pregnancy, you still have plenty of time to make healthy nutrition changes that can make a difference.
Sarcopenia: the loss of skeletal muscle mass and function which occurs with advancing age. The loss of lean body mass can be debilitating and lead to clinical and functional complications.4-6
The risk of disability is 1.5 to 4.6 times higher in older adults with sarcopenia than older adults without sarcopenia. Those with sarcopenia are more likely to develop a disability like the inability to perform activities of daily living, such as eating.7
Sarcopenia cost the US healthcare system over $1...
Before guests come over, most of us are a complete whirlwind of activity – grocery shopping, sweeping, wiping counters, doing the wash, that we don’t stop to consider what would really make our guests feel welcome. Below is a list of ways you can set up your guest room so that it feels like an easy breezy haven to those who pass through your doors.
At the onset of her artistic career, Riley was known for her bold, black and white pieces, but began experimenting with color after a trip to Egypt in the 1960's. Here, she was inspired by the colorful hieroglyphics and began exploring color in her optical art.
Introverts don’t need many friends in their lives to be happy – they just need a couple friends they can be sure about. Humans need friends. We need to feel like we belong. Major studies show that adults who had close, long-term friends fared better than those who were less social. Loneliness is a disaster for our mental and physical health, as it can leave us feeling isolated and unsupported. Loneliness is a major factor in depression and alcoholism. Living alone increases the risk for suici...