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Mia Barnes


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Hey I'm Mia! I love writing about health and wellness. I'm a journalist and a big-time foodie hailing from the northeast. Hope you enjoy my work!


Why Patience in the Gym Is Essential

Gyms may have begun to reopen in your area in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, don’t expect to find too many available treadmills. Many people are jonesing for the opportunity to get back into their fitness routines.  That’s only one reason why patience in the gym is essential. Exercising a bit of restraint […]

How to Be Productive While Working From Home With Kids

Life has a funny way of answering people’s wishes. A few years ago, working from home was a sought-after perk that wasn’t available to the average worker. Fast forward to 2020, and now over 75% of employers are offering some form of teleworking. Working remotely can be complicated, and it becomes increasingly challenging if you […]

What Is a Poly Relationship and Is It Right for You?

You’ve probably heard of monogamy, but have you heard of polyamory? People have practiced polyamory — or poly for short — since Indigenous times, and it is still prevalent today. Keep reading to have seven of your burning questions about poly relationships answered: 1. What Is a Poly Relationship? Polyamory is any consensual relationship with […]

How to Be a Good Friend: 10 Ways to Deepen Your Bond

When was the last time you spoke with your BFF? Friendship offers a world of benefits, including a much-needed mental health boost during tumultuous times.  Considering the value that such relationships add to your life, it makes sense to pour time and energy into deepening your bond. Here are 10 ways to be a good […]

8 Meditation for Anxiety Tips

2020 may earn the dubious recognition as the Year of High Anxiety. If you are dealing with stress and anxiety like many, what can you do to find relief?  Meditation for anxiety may help. This exercise helps break the cycle of racing thoughts and forces you to examine your underlying beliefs and attitudes. Are you […]

How to Deal With a Narcissist: 8 Strategies

Is narcissism on the rise? While researchers continue to investigate, you might answer the question with a resounding yes if you’ve ever had to deal with someone who exhibited these personality traits.  Not everyone who behaves narcissistically has a narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), and unless you’re a clinician, your job isn’t to diagnose — merely […]

Post-Traumatic Relationship Syndrome: The Signs and How You Can Help

All trauma is created differently, and it can be caused by a variety of sources. While there is often a picture that first comes to mind when we discuss trauma — big accidents or witnessing something disturbing — it can be from anything big or small. Relationships are often the most common and deeply held […]

7 Side Effects of Juicing

Everyone knows that fruits and vegetables are great for your health, so the idea of juicing might seem appealing. It’s been a popular weight-loss strategy for decades. People may switch a meal with juice or do a total juice cleanse for several days. You can make juicing fit your lifestyle, but is it right for […]

Is Aluminum in Deodorant Bad?

In the early 2000s, rumors circulated that antiperspirants were linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s. More recently, there have been claims that the aluminum in these deodorants raises your chances of getting breast cancer. So what is the truth? Is the aluminum in deodorant bad for your health? Keep reading to learn more and […]

How to Beat Brain Fog: 5 Tips

“If the current projections are correct — wait, what was I saying, again?” If you have a nasty case of brain fog, embarrassing gaffes like this might seem all too familiar. What can you do to stay on top of your A-game, or at least, clear the haze?  While cloudy thinking can sometimes indicate a […]

The Top Makeup Brands for Sensitive Skin

If you have sensitive skin, you know that it’s not always easy to find products that work. As soon as you use the wrong concealer or blush, your face feels irritated and painful. It’s essential to do a little research so that you don’t end up with any damage. Luckily, there are so many options. […]

6 Traits of Any Great Fitness Professional That Could Help You

It’s always difficult to start a new fitness routine. You’re ready to complete your first week, but it’s not long before you feel discouraged or stressed. How do professional trainers and fitness fanatics do it? It’s all about your outlook. If you adopt a few key traits, you’ll be able to conquer your regimen without […]

What Not to Say to a Suicidal Person: 7 Things to Avoid

“It would be better if I had never been born.” Hearing a beloved friend utter these words makes you want to jump in with a quick platitude that will fix everything. The problem is, by the time a person feels low enough to want to end things, “cheer up” won’t do much to help.  You […]