GC4W Women’s Health & Wellness

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People and Organizations That Provide Online Mental Health Resources for Marginalized Communities

By Melissa Matthews Since March of 2020, we’ve been in a constant state of anxiety and grief. Naturally, you might be looking for mental health resources—or even online mental health resources—to help you cope. In the wake of the pandemic’s arrival, we’ve lost millions of people globally to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Some of us have experienced financial strain, worried about job security, or…

5 Essential Tips To Prep Your Family For Flu Season

While we work hard all year long to keep our little ones safe and healthy, during flu season it can feel like we’re working tirelessly to keep our household healthy. And sometimes, it is really hard to know where to turn for advice. It’s flu season, which is probably every mama’s least favorite time of the year. While we work hard all year long to keep our little ones safe and healthy, during flu season it can feel like we’re working tirelessly to keep our household healthy. And sometimes, it is really hard to know where to turn for advice. That is why we did a live interview session with Dr. Katie Friedman, a board-certified pediatrician & co-founder of foreverfreckled.com. We got down to the nitty-gritty about both the Coronavirus and the flu. Read on to find some super helpful tips for kicking the flu to the curb.

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Focus on Alleviating Stress With These Six Helpful Relaxation Techniques

By Julie Corliss We all face stressful situations throughout our lives, ranging from minor annoyances like traffic jams to more serious worries, such as a loved one’s grave illness. No matter what the cause, stress floods your body with hormones. Your heart pounds, your breathing speeds up, and your muscles tense. This so-called “stress response” is a normal reaction to…

Setting Boundaries Can Be Hard. Here are 8 Tips to Help You Succeed

By Mary Jane Coppock Boundaries are defined rules or limits that someone establishes to protect their security and wellbeing around others; we identify and express how other people can behave around us so that we feel safe. Boundaries can include setting expectations about how much alone time you need in a romantic relationship, preventing family members from speaking negatively about loved…

Prioritize Yourself and Your Needs with These 6 Mantras

By Aisha Beau The phrase “self-care isn’t selfish” has been making the rounds on social media. And although this is very true, it can feel easier said than done. In a recent survey, 40% of Shine members said they don’t practice self-care as much as they’d like because they prioritize the needs of others before their own. Despite the benefits of helping those around…