Category: Healthy Living

Eight Weird Symptoms You Won’t Believe Are Caused by Menopause

It’s Not Just About the Hot Flashes We all know the typical symptoms that are associated with menopause: the gradual cessation of menstruation, hot flashes, mood swings and weight gain. But most women also experience an assortment of perplexing issues that go beyond the loss of their “monthly visitor”. You may be surprised to learn that some of the weird…

Zoom Anxiety v. Social Connection: How Video Calls Are Triggering My Anxiety Disorder

I was participating on a virtual happy hour with some friends when I felt an anxiety attack sneak up on me. One minute I was nodding along and smiling at something a friend was saying, the next minute I felt a heavy weight on my chest. My heart was racing. My breathing became labored and shallow. Sweat dripped down my…

Rose Bak Yoga is Now Online!

With social distancing our new normal, I’ve brought Rose Bak Yoga online. Now you can practice with me from anywhere in the world! Offerings include personalized one-on-one lessons, videos and live stream classes. All classes are accessible to anyone including: beginners, people in larger bodies, older adults, people with joint replacements, people who can’t get on the floor, people wanting…

Feeling SAD This Fall? Strategies for Fighting Seasonal Depression

It was raining this morning when I woke up. “Oh god, it’s starting,” I groaned to myself, instantly feeling depressed. I live in the Pacific Northwest.  It essentially rains every day from mid-September through mid-June, sometimes into July. Sometimes we will go a week or longer without a single glimpse of the sun.  It gets so bad that when we…

A Little Touch of Kindness

“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.”      —  Franklin D. Roosevelt I was walking with my dog Edison today and as we passed,  one of neighbors offered us lettuce. “We have too much,” she said, “Please take some. We are probably…