When it comes to kids and teens, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their mental health should not be overlooked. Decreased social interaction with their peers and extended family, disruption in school or summer routine, and frustration over...
“Cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues." Cue my best Alan Jackson karaoke voice. I feel like summer is best known for fun, carefree time with family while traveling. Very few people talk about the over stimulation...
Do you have a friend who struggles with depression and are wondering how you could help them? It is hard to ask for help as a person in general, but especially as a person who is struggling with depression....
“You know that’s a menopause symptom, don’t you,” asked the beautiful grey-haired woman selling jewelry at the farmers' market. “Ummmm…no,” I replied, “I assumed it was just allergies.” We had been talking about how bad the pollen in Chattanooga...
We often think of UTIs as something that are common among adults. And while that’s true, these infections can also occur in children. In fact, the American Urological Association reports that as many as eight in 100 girls (7%) and...
The conversation surrounding postpartum depression (PPD) and postpartum anxiety (PPA) has become more and more mainstream among social media, but there is still so much more we can say to help normalize these conditions. 10%- 20% of moms have...
Surviving Anxiety

Surviving Anxiety

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Anxiety is something that I have had to live with for about as far back as I remember. I had debilitating panic attacks in high school that made it hard to function on a daily basis. In some ways,...
Limping Into The New Year

Limping Into The New Year

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Does anyone else feel like they limped to the finish line of 2021? With the rush of the holidays and new wave of the virus, the end of last year was a bit of a blur for me. I...
It took me nearly half my life to realize I perhaps cheated death when I arrived into this world. In my twenties, I worked for a medical non-profit off the coast of West Africa. Because I helped to tell the...
Wishing Away the Time

Wishing Away the Time

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It's no surprise that the past year and a half has changed many of our lives: kids being home more, work situations changing, uncertainty about the future and turmoil in our country. While I should have made more phone...

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8 Ski Resorts Close To Chattanooga

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If you're a winter sports enthusiast, Chattanooga may not seem like the prime location for finding fresh snow. Don't let that discourage you though;...