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How to deal with a “midlife crisis”

Midlife can be a tumultuous time for many women. The words ‘midlife crisis’ can put a negative spin on this period.  But it doesn’t have to be all bad. It can be an opportunity to reevaluate your life. It’s the chance to pause and spend time and energy figuring out what’s meaningful to you.

So I want to share the signs you are experiencing a midlife crisis and give you six ways to manage it— and become happier and more fulfilled in the process. 

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Why your teen won’t talk to you

Your teen’s stopped talking to you. They shut themselves away in their room for hours at a time. Any response you do get is an angry one-word answer along with some annoyed eye-rolling. Take a deep breath. Pulling away from parents is a normal part of development during adolescence. Whether you should be worried or not really depends on why your teenager has stopped talking. In today’s episode, we look at the reasons why teens won’t talk to their parents and how to get...

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How trauma is ‘stored’ in the body

When we go through trauma, our brains don’t function like they normally do. We shift into survival mode. Our brains direct all our mental and physical energy toward dealing with the immediate threat until it’s resolved. But it’s not only our brains that remember our trauma(s). Today, I discuss how unprocessed trauma can also get  "stuck" or "stored" in our bodies and share some safe and effective ways of releasing these traumatic experiences from our body.

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Why teenagers think they know everything

As a parent of a teen, I am sure you do everything you can to help your teenager make good decisions, provide them with guidance, reflect on how that situation made you feel as a teenager. You think you have set your teenager up for success. So why does your teenager ignore all of your advice and go and do exactly what they were going to do anyway? Well, in today’s episode, I explain the brain reasons why teenagers think they know everything and parents know nothing.

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Your chances of mental decline in midlife

By the time we reach midlife, we all have some of the brain disease(s) that causes dementia, but only some of us will go on to experience the symptoms of cognitive decline later in life. Why is that? The truth is dementia doesn’t suddenly appear. In fact, the seeds for dementia are sown inside your brain years, even decades before you will ever experience any symptoms. Today, I breakdown your risk of mental decline in midlife and what it tells you about your chances of going on to...

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10 New Year’s resolutions you can actually keep

A new year often signifies a fresh start for many people - setting health and wellness resolutions. But, more often than not, these goals are unsustainable, leading most people to break their resolutions within a few weeks. To break that cycle of making the same resolutions year after year that you never keep, it’s important to make resolutions that not only improve your health, but are sustainable. Here are 10 New Year’s resolutions you can actually keep. I hope you have a...

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5 habits of a healthy brain

Maintaining a healthy brain during your life is your most important goal for your health and happiness now and longevity going forward. If you don’t look after your brain now, you put yourself at higher risk for developing brain diseases that cause dementia. To help you get started, I share 5 lifestyle practices to preserve optimal brain, mental and cognitive function and avoid diseases that will affect your normal brain function and behaviour later in life.

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How menopause changes a woman’s brain

From hot flushes to low mood to insomnia to forgetfulness, many of the foreign feelings that women experiences during menopause are caused by changes happening inside the brain. Today, I breakdown the different brain symptoms of menopause, why they put women at higher risk of dementia, and what can be done to do mitigate this risk. 

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