October is Infertility Awareness Month. It used to be a week, I think it has earned a month. You don’t have to look far at a dinner party to find someone who has been touched by the wide net this casts, be it challenges conceiving, holding the pregnancy or carrying that vibrant, bright soul to birth. Oddly though, you likely had no idea, at that same dinner party, that others were sharing a similar experience to you. Why? Hoping to welcome a child into your family and having
I am excited to share that I have written two chapters for a fabulous new book series called, You’ve Got This, Mama. This brilliant new series was created as a Virtual Village to support all the Mamas (and Mamas to be) out there. I hope you enjoy this brief excerpt from the first chapter about my own journey entitled, Follow Your Dreams – They Know the Way. More pregnant friends. More people I never want to see again. I can avoid them for life, right? Baby showers. Baby talk.
Welcome to FALL! Well, it is almost officially fall. I LOVE the fall. While I love something about all the seasons, as the summer months come to an end, there is something about autumn that I crave... Like the coziness of warm fall clothes and the delicious taste of everything pumpkin-spiced. (I love Against All Grain’s Pumpkin Spice Latte!)
As the days grow shorter, I embrace snuggling in at home, and spending quality time with my family – playing cards with my hubby by th
Key Insights from Dr. Kristin Neff I recently had the pleasure of attending a lecture and workshop put on by the highly esteemed Dr. Kristin Neff. She is one of (if not the) leading expert in self-compassion. Even though I have been following and teaching Dr. Neff’s work for the past five years, it was such an incredible opportunity to hear her speak in person. I learned a LOT! Dr. Neff began by addressing the problems with placing such a huge focus on the promotion of self-e
Welcome back to Justine’s Journal! Last month I began with sharing a bit of my health journey in dealing with celiac disease and other health issues over the past 20+ years. Each month I plan to share more about my story, my research and upcoming events to help you on your journey to optimal wellness.
It is an understatement to say that I was pretty stressed out while I was finishing up my PhD. Everything I had worked so hard on for 3.5 years all had to fit into one documen