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Stay informed and be inspired when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. Our evidence-based nutrition and wellness content serves as a tool to help you thrive in your wellness every day.

30 Self-Care Activities for The Everyday Woman

30 Self-Care Activities for The Everyday Woman

Do you make time for the things that you love? If your answer is yes, wonderful keep it up! If your answer is a big no, then it’s time to make some changes in your life, my friend. It’s time to put yourself first. Self-care is a huge component of wellness, believe it...

Tips For Enjoying a Guilt-Free Thanksgiving

Tips For Enjoying a Guilt-Free Thanksgiving

Written by Flourish Heights Contributor, Claudia Carrillo Hey ladies! With Thanksgiving just around the corner, as well as the start of this year's holiday season, many of us will be spending time with our loved ones. This is one of the perks of the holidays, for the...

Exercises to Help Relieve Period Cramps

Exercises to Help Relieve Period Cramps

Written by Physical Therapist and Flourish Heights Contributor, Rachel Louissaint, DPT That time of the month isn't always the greatest experience for menstruating folks. For some, period pain is the worst part. It might feel like someone is doing choreography on top...

Nourish Your Mind: 5 Foods To Uplift Your Mood

Nourish Your Mind: 5 Foods To Uplift Your Mood

Hey girl, how has your mood been lately? It's time to check back in with yourself. We know the feeling of being overwhelmed, or in other words...stressed! But what we really want to know is how your eating patterns have been lately. Well first, it's hard to be in a...

What’s the Point of a Kegel Exercise?

What’s the Point of a Kegel Exercise?

Written by FH Contributor Rachel Louissaint, DPT If we were to ask the average person if they know where their pelvic floor is, we may get a couple of confused looks. Your pelvic floor muscles are not muscles you can see with the naked eye which makes it even more...

Hi, I’m Valerie!

I’m a DC metro-based Women’s Health Dietitian, Speaker and Founder of Flourish Heights. Here, I share evidence-based nutrition and wellness information to help you live your most healthiest life!