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Carolyn de Lorenzo

Freelance Writer, Journalist, Copywriter, and Blogger

I'm a creator of meaningful content, a wellness and personal empowerment blogger, and a highly skilled and versatile writer, copywriter, and journalist. My niche specializations include health, beauty and wellness products, coaching content, stress and trauma resilience, and mindfulness meditation. My work has appeared in a number of outlets online and off, including Bustle, SheKnows Media, Acorns, EHE International, Clean Program, Physique 57, and Pursoma. I am an avid traveler, a lover of real food, and an Oxford comma enthusiast.

How Toxic Is Your Self-Talk?

When you're new to detox, you might be thinking about how to clear up your skin or resolve nagging health issues. But a detox-centered lifestyle can lead to a multidimensional healing process. When you start taking steps to cleanse and heal your body, your mind is sure to follow.

Bathe Like You're Swimming in the Sea

If you've ever emerged from a swim in the sea, then you know how uplifting and enlivening it can be. The feeling of raw salt, sun, and water droplets on your skin reconnects you to how alive and clear your body and mind can feel.

The Summer of Self-Care

It's understandable if you're feeling complicated about summer this year. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is usually a time of relief from long, cold winters. Globally, COVID-19 lockdowns mean that life as we knew it is interrupted and forever changed. Warm weather get-togethers with family and friends,

Why Mothers Matter: Maternal Mental Health Through Self-Care

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and with Mothers Day on the horizon, it's the perfect opportunity to talk about maternal mental health and the importance of self-care. Pursoma founder and CEO, Shannon Vaughn, is highly attuned to the complex demands that modern mothers face.

The Psychological Reason People Are Jerks To Vegans

As someone with celiac disease and a slew of necessary dietary restrictions, I can tell you that navigating the world of normative eating can be challenging, to say the least. Food choices are intricately linked to tradition, comfort, and pleasure,...

Willow Smith's Comments About Self-Harm Show Why Support Is Necessary

Intentionally injuring your body, also called self-harm, is an issue that many people face. Without adequate support, people who self-harm may continue to do so in secret, while attempting to manage the difficult emotions that self-harm often masks. Singer and songwriter Willow Smith recently told People about why she stopped self-harming during a period of intense personal challenge.

Tess Holliday Shared Her Reaction To Alabama's Abortion Ban In A Personal Instagram Post

The recent abortion bans passed in Alabama, Georgia, and Missouri has people sharing the many - and all equally valid - reasons they chose to have abortions. Model and activist Tess Holliday recently told People that after experiencing severe postpartum depression (PPD) after the birth of her second child, she made the decision to have an abortion when she became pregnant again.

How Mindfulness Can Save Your Relationships

Sitting silently on a meditation cushion might be your first thought when you think of mindfulness, but mindfulness simply means being present in the moment without judgment. And while a meditation practice is a great way to cultivate a heightened capacity for mindfulness, virtually any activity you do each day can serve to help you in becoming more mindful.

Advocate Amelia Joubert Shares What It's Like To Live With Dissociative Identity Disorder

This piece is part of Bustle's My Life With, which is all about removing the invisibility around living with a chronic illness. While Hollywood never seems to tire of sensationalizing dissociative identity disorder (DID), formerly known as multiple personality disorder, real-life symptoms can be much more subtle - and much more common than you'd think.

Why Meditation Isn't Always the Answer

When you think of meditation, you might think of deep relaxation and relief from stress. Or if you're someone who's struggled with the practice, you might think of achy muscles and racing thoughts as you aim to sit still and focus your attention inward.

How Anxiety Affects Your Body (in Addition to Your Mind)

Anxiety disorders affect many people, and the symptoms can be more complex than you might think. The link between physical and mental health can be profound, and can run along a spectrum of distressing to debilitating. If you live with anxiety, then you might find that you experience both physical and mental symptoms of the disorder.

How To Find A Doctor Who Can Understand Your ME/CFS

Finding a doctor shouldn't be that difficult, but between scheduling and insurance, it's already a lot of hoops to jump through. Add in a chronic illness that doctors may not be familiar with, and it can feel nearly impossible. Living with chronic...

Sophie Turner's Twitter Thread About Mental Health Breaks This Major Stigma

In response to a tweet from conservative pundit Piers Morgan, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner tweeted a powerful thread about mental health, Mashable reports. First, some background: This started when English actor Beverley Callard tweeted that celebrities are making mental illness "fashionable," to which Morgan wrote that Callard's comments were "100 percent true."

5 Lifestyle Changes That May Reduce Your Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer only accounts for about 3 percent of all cancers affecting women in the United States - but it's the leading cause of gynecological cancer deaths each year according to the Centers for Disease Control. And while there's no way to guarantee prevention, there are lifestyle changes that may reduce your risk of ovarian cancer.

You Can Get This Fancy AF Pinot Grigio Doughnut Starting Soon

Mark your calendars, folks: New York City's ever-popular The Doughnut Project is releasing a new pinot grigio doughnut. Released just in time for National Pinot Grigio Day on May 17, this boozy and decadent confection includes a creamy cheesecake fil...

9 Mother's Day Gifts For Your Mom That Also Give Back

Mother's Day is around the corner, and unless you're the type who's got gift-giving on lock months in advance - and seriously, who is that person? - you might be scrambling a bit for great Mother's day 2018 gift ideas. And while it's important to cho...

This Is The Surprising Biological Reason Why Cats Can't Stand Water

Any cohabitating companion of a feline knows that, in addition to their considerable charms and quirks, the fur babies can't stand water; or, more to the point, they hate being wet. I had a Maine Coon kiddo once whose favorite pastime was to either d...

The E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce Is Now In 22 States

According to new reports, the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has spread to 22 states, and the reach seems to be widening.. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday that, so far, a total of 98 people across 2...

These Activated Charcoal Croissants Are Tearing The Internet Apart

Activated charcoal is hailed as a buzzy "superfood" in various alternative wellness circles, and is currently found in everything from toothpaste, beauty products, and cleanse formulas, to ice creams, lemonades, and juices surely flooding your Instagram feed. But now, Yahoo Lifestyle reports that activated charcoal croissants are a thing, and, let's face it -it's no wonder why they're so controversial.

7 House Plants That Can Seriously Help Your Allergies

If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you know that pollen and air pollution can aggravate your symptoms - and no one with allergies wants more itchiness and puffiness than they've already got. New energy efficient homes are great, but they're also...

7 Easy & Impactful Ways To Reduce The Garbage You Produce

The whole thing with garbage is that we keep it out of sight, out of mind - we don't think about it in the specific or the abstract, and we definitely don't think about how much we're producing on the daily. But of course, with climate change an ever...

11 Moving Quotes To Share On Trans Day Of Visibility

March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility. Within our culture, and across the globe, there has been an amazing uptick in the visibility of our trans and gender non-conforming (GNC) community members - and this is overwhelmingly because ...

This Is The Best Nighttime Routine For Your Myers-Briggs Type

While lavender eye pillows and a favorite meditation track might be your ticket to a great night's rest, we all experience a sleepless night from time to time. Whether you love to greet the early morning dawn each day, or prefer the late-night hours,...

A Woman Reportedly Died After Receiving 'Bee Acupuncture'

A woman in Spain died recently after undergoing an alternative acupuncture therapy that uses live bee stings instead of the usual needles, according to The Washington Post. While she was reported to have responded well to previous treatments, the wom...

The Benefits of CBD Oil: What You Should Know

Have you heard the buzz about ? With infused smoothies, lattes, and desserts, CBD is getting lots of airtime in wellness circles for its reported power to CBD oil calm anxiety , improve sleep , and ease chronic pain.

What You Should Know About COPD | EHE

In addition to lung cancer, November is National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month. COPD is an inflammatory lung disease that impairs airflow. When we breathe, the air travels through tubes (called airways) to millions of tiny air sacs in our lungs.

5 Simple Habits That Boost Gut Health

Gut health is intricately linked, and crucial to, our overall health, including maintaining a healthy weight and youthful skin. A healthy gut will boost your energy, moods, immunity, and gives you that gorgeous glow . If you are in the midst of a cleanse , or ready to embark on one, attending to the wellbeing of your gut is key.

This Is How Sleep Deprivation Hurts Mental Health | EHE

Sleep deprivation has many negative short-term effects. It often makes us irritable and less productive the next day. It undermines concentration and slows our reaction time. We usually feel it when we didn't get enough sleep and need to catch up the following night.

What You Should Know About Lung Cancer | EHE

Lung cancer can result from genetic factors, lifestyle choices, the environment, and other factors. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and it's important to learn what you can do to reduce your risk and stay healthy. The disease refers to uncontrolled abnormal cell growth on one or both lungs.

Does Your Digestive Health Need Help?

There is no question that a healthy body hinges on a healthy digestive tract. Stress, poor diets, and toxicity from pollution and mainstream personal care and cleansing products take their toll, and over time, our digestive systems often become severely impaired and sluggish.

The Best Sweetener Options for A Clean Diet

One of the most significant changes people make as they progress throughout the Clean Program is to drop the refined and overly-processed sugars from their diet. This is one of the most powerful ways we know of to transform your health for the better.

How to Eliminate Stress with Relaxation Therapy | EHE

Relaxation therapy uses a combination of techniques including breathing, muscle relaxation, and guided imagery to help regulate the body's stress response. The approach is applicable in a variety of situations. Whether we are coping with ongoing chronic stress or a specific stressful event, these tactics can empower us, helping to moderate physical and emotional tension.

Chair Yoga Poses You'll Love to Do at the Office | EHE

Chair yoga poses allow you to reap the benefits of yoga without needing to leave your seat. It's great for people of all ages and experience levels, including seniors, desk workers taking a stress relief session during the work day, and anyone who may have mobility limitations and cannot perform traditional yoga poses.

How to Benefit from Good Posture | EHE

Posture refers to how your body is positioned when sitting or standing, as well as its alignment when you are lying down. Often, we are only aware of our posture when we're engaged in an activity like yoga that requires attention to specific positioning.

7 Foods That Boost Collagen for Youthful Skin

Learn how to eat for a vibrant and gorgeous glow with these seven foods that promote the body's natural production of collagen. Located within the dermis (beneath the outermost layer of the skin), collagen is a protein crucial to the structural integrity of your body's largest organ.

How Workplace Stress Hurts the Bottom Line | EHE

Workplace stress is a huge problem for employees and companies alike. According to researchers, it costs U.S. businesses as much as $407 billion per year, and is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease. This is a staggering health and financial crisis.

10 Stress Management Techniques You Need to Know | EHE

Stress is not always a negative thing. In moderate amounts, it can motivate us and increase our concentration and clarity. But when life or workplace stress becomes chronic, the symptoms can be incredibly detrimental to our wellbeing. Stress management becomes essential.

Top 10 Ways Magnesium Boosts Your Health and Well-Being

Considering how vital magnesium is to the overall function and well-being of our bodies, you may be surprised to learn that most of us are deficient in it. From food grown in magnesium-depleted soil to malabsorption of nutrients from sluggish digestive health, magnesium deficiency has become common.

Here Are the Best Foods for Skin That Glows | EHE

High-quality serums, creams, and lotions can do great things for your skin, but nothing compares to the glow-inducing power of good nutrition. Of course, major lifestyle factors like tanning and smoking will sabotage your skin (and your health) no matter what you eat, so kick those habits to the curb first.

How to Recognize Types of Depression | EHE

Depression is not simply feeling sad, despite how it's frequently characterized in our culture. There are many types of depression, and it can be a very complex disease. Additionally, the symptoms differ in severity and duration from person to person.

How to Build a Healthy Workforce | EHE

It is clear that a healthy workforce is a happier, more creative, and more productive one. A culture of workplace wellness engages the full spectrum of health-oriented measures: preventive medical screenings, mental health and stress management, nutrition and fitness guidance, and smoking cessation.

Collagen Supplements - Are They a Health Hit or Miss?

There is a lot of buzz around collagen supplements at the moment, but do they actually work? Here at Clean , we recommend ongoing detox supporting habits, combined with periodic, ongoing cleansing , and targeted use of the right supplements .

These Healthy Snacks Will Power You All Day | EHE

Snacking during the workday can sabotage otherwise healthy habits if you aren't careful. When mid-day energy crashes or stress hits at work, it can be all too easy to reach for a candy bar or some chips from the vending machine. But snacking doesn't have to be detrimental.

What to Know About Estrogen and Breast Cancer | EHE

What is the link between estrogen and breast cancer? The hormone, of course, is vital to sexual development and many important bodily functions. Before menopause, estrogen is produced mainly in the ovaries. After menopause, it is produced mostly in fat tissue.

Check Out These Amazing Benefits of Walking | EHE

One of the best forms of exercise is simple, free, and overlooked. Going for regular walks is great for your health. It can help you reduce stress, lose weight, lower blood pressure, and keep chronic illnesses at bay - and all you need is a pair of comfortable shoes.

The Benefits of Meditation Are Amazing | EHE

Science is proving what many have known for centuries: the benefits of meditation are exciting and profound. There are countless ways to meditate and innumerable advantages. Discover what works for you by exploring different approaches, and then be sure to invest the time in making it a routine part of your life.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know | EHE

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, bringing attention and community action to a disease that affects millions of families. EHE believes education and engagement are the most essential tools for good health. That's why, for each new Comprehensive Health Exam booking in October, EHE will donate $100 to the Susan G.

How Walking Meditation Can Make You Mindful and More Healthy | EHE

Walking meditation can be a wonderful addition to your self-care regimen. It's also a helpful introduction to sitting meditation, as it's easier for some people to do first. The renowned Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh has said that the "practice of mindful walking is a profound and pleasurable way to deepen our connection with our body and the earth."

These Are the Best Ways to Use Outdoor Space at Work | EHE

Do you make good use of outdoor space at work? It's more important than you may think. Spending too much time indoors creates what health experts call a "nature deficit disorder": increased depression and anxiety rooted in disconnection from the natural world.

Why Recess For Adults Is So Important | EHE

It's well established that playtime for children leads to better brain development, but did you know adults need breaks for their own improved cognitive function and wellbeing? Believe it or not, recess for adults is incredibly valuable, in terms of both individual health and workplace performance.

Knowing the symptoms of stress is vitally important to preventive health

Knowing the symptoms of stress is vitally important to preventive health, and learning good stress management skills is one of the hallmarks of a good preventative health care plan. While a little stress in life is normal, and can actually boost motivation and concentration, chronic stress contributes to lowered immune system function, addictive behaviors, and many chronic and degenerative illnesses.

Outdoor Yoga Is an Amazing Way to Get Fit and Have Fun | EHE

A great way to supercharge your yoga practice, or try it for the first time, is to visit an open air yoga center this summer. While outdoor yoga is often part of the offerings at idyllic destinations like The Retreat Costa Rica, it's increasingly available everywhere.

Are There Benefits to a No-Sugar Diet Plan?

We all know that guzzling cans of soda, and noshing on bags of cookies isn't great for our health. Refined and processed sugars contribute to heart disease, obesity, and diabetes, and is one of the main .

outdoor sports are a great way to increase exercise and fun for summer

Summer is the perfect time to make good on your fitness goals, and adding outdoor sports to your workout regimen is a great way to increase exercise and fun. Outdoor sports are the perfect addition to your weekly yoga class or time at the gym, and fresh air and sunshine do wonders for your health and your mood.

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