About Robin Farr

Robin Farr is a freelance writer and communications professional. After years of working with a non-profit sexual health clinic and dealing with postpartum depression after the birth of her son in 2008 she is a passionate advocate for women's health. Robin lives with her husband, son, and constantly terrorized terrier in Canada.

Exercising in Colder Months

This is the time of year when motivation starts its winter-long hibernation and getting exercise can be a battle of wills – yours vs. your inner couch potato. These tips will help you get out the door and stay safe and healthy. Layer Up This is important for a couple of key reasons – layers help when you start off freezing and then warm up once you get going, but your body will also be better able to regulate heat if you wear the right layers. Something that breathes under something for warmth Read more [...]

Being Breast Healthy

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is over, but breast health is important year-round and it's about more than just cancer prevention. Women can experience a number of conditions that might seem alarming but are actually quite normal. Here’s how to tell the difference between signs of one of those conditions and other symptoms you need to see a doctor about. Breast Pain (Mastalgia) 70% of women experience breast pain at some point in their lives. Breast pain is not a disease and on its own Read more [...]

Tips for Dealing with Depression

With fall comes shorter days and grey skies, which can often contribute to changes in mood in those prone to depression. It’s not talked about much, but depression is one of the most common reasons women seek medical help. Everyone occasionally gets the blues, but true depression is a significant disorder that interferes with daily life and the ability to function. Specific symptoms and their severity can vary – even individuals can experience different symptoms at different times – but Read more [...]