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6 Ways Our Minds Trap Us

6 Ways Our Minds Trap Us

We often find ourselves caught in ''thinking traps'' –  ways of thinking that make it difficult for us to see different possibilities, alternative solutions to what we have in mind, based on our previous experiences. This is something we tend to do especially when we are stressed, angry or irritable. To learn how to step outside of these traps, it is important to be able to identify when we are in them. This helps us see them for what they are – thinking patterns that have been honed for years or decades that box us in and limit our capacity to see things from any other perspective. Here are six common traps we find ourselves in:

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Let's Talk About Postpartum Periods

Let's Talk About Postpartum Periods

The Anatomy of a Healthy Period

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Polishing Hand-Me-Down Treasures

Polishing Hand-Me-Down Treasures

Being a Healthy Mom means something a little different to each of us. For lots of modern parents, though, creating a healthy home includes thinking about the environment around us. We may talk with our kids about recycling, bring our own bags to the store, read ingredients more carefully, and be a bit more conscious about what we put in our carts.

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Answers to All Your Sleep Consult Questions

Answers to All Your Sleep Consult Questions

We’ve all heard about sleep consultants, and it’s possible one has even been recommended to you by a friend, if you’ve complained about your own baby’s inconsistent sleep. You might have even read some of the articles written on our own blog, by one of our experts, Lisa Kvapil of WeeSleep. What about hearing from an actual client, though? We decided that our readers might benefit from a deeper understanding of the process of getting help from a sleep consultant.

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DIY Sunscreens: Are They Safe?

DIY Sunscreens: Are They Safe?

During my seven years of working in the body care department at The Big Carrot, there were two annual sources of headaches for me. The first was the search for an effective natural bug repellant, and the second was everything relating to sunscreen. Seriously. Everything. What I want to talk about here, though, is the DIY factor.

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