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Consider this your personal group chat to get unfiltered answers to any and all questions.

Total Shoulder replacment, return to yoga yet?

I had the above mentioned surgery 11 weeks ago, I am desperate to get back in a yoga studio and start practicing again. I am not sure if I can/should. Would love to hear from anyone who has expertise in this area.

How did you find your therapist?

I'm on the hunt for a new therapist, and I'm curious, for those of you who have a great therapist, how did you find them?! There are so many sites these days that it's hard to know who to trust or the best resources to find the perfect match. HELP!

Non Scale Victories

I've been going to the gym more frequently and I find that I'm breathing better, can move easier, and have less lower back pain. I don't look at the scale, but looking for other ways to track progress. How do you give yourself grace during a weight loss journey while holding yourself accountable?

What are some movement exercises to strengthen muscle and lose body weight?

Getting started again…

I used to do obstacle races as my end goal to get me moving. The pandemic and working in healthcare made me lose my energy. Intellectually know working out is good for me , but having a hard time motivating myself.

Burnout Anyone?

I'm feeling completely burnt out with all of my responsibilities and I'm struggling to find the energy to do what I love! I MISS reading, going for walks, and grabbing dinner with friends, plus I also want to pick up new hobbies (has anyone tried pottery?!). I never feel like I have enough time and, more importantly, enough energy. What're your hacks for more energy when you are doing it all?! 

HRT - yes or no?

I am considering going on hormones. I would love to hear opinions (pro and con). I have talked to my doctor and I just want to hear other perspectives so I can make the right decision, for me. Thanks, in advance ☺️

What is something you're passionate about and how did you discover it?

Lately, I have been reflecting a lot on the distinction between my hobbies, my passions and my responsibilities, lol! My intention here is NOT to split hairs; but a little self-inventory never hurts 😅 Anywhoo, I figured I would pose the question to the community: What is something you're passionate about and how did you discover it?

Nutrition seems key

I feel like I recently made some progress in beating some menopause symptoms by focusing on good nutrition. Mary Claire Haver, MD has some great videos and tips. I have not read her new book yet, the Galveston Diet.  # Anybody else finds her helpful and has some best practices? What I started so far: - no added sugar- more fiber, for example wheat noodles- more protein and probiotics through yogurt, skyr- adding more nutritious ingredients, for example spinach- avoiding simple carbs, example white bread, white rice- adding more avocados, nuts and chia seeds I feel less hungry and started to enjoy nutritious food much more.