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Experiments In Self-Care: Tidying Up

The following is Part 2 in a 4-Part Series of Self-Care experiments, conducted and reported on by the fabulous Psychology intern: Adra Brown. For more "Experiments in Self-Care", see Part 1: Mindfulness Meditation. Is a "Tidy Room" Really a "Tidy Mind"? We have all heard the phrase, “tidy room/desk/home; tidy mind”, and as children we may have even rolled our...[ read more ]

Healthy Habits for a Busy Life

Life transitions, such as moving or starting a new job, hold both the excitement of untapped opportunity, and the stress that comes with change. During these transitions, health and wellness-related goals often take a backseat. What if it didn’t have to be that way? What if you had created healthy habits that were as second nature as brushing your teeth,...[ read more ]

Motivate Your Spouse To Get Healthy

You and your spouse used to bond over eating out & pigging out, watching TV, or partying (or all of the above), but you have decided to make some changes and start living healthier. You've started to exercise, or you're cooking fresh meals, or you're drinking less, and as a result you're noticing improvements in your energy level, your mood, and...[ read more ]

The Mental Side of Getting Fit

Whether you are a new fitness enthusiast, a seasoned athlete, or somewhere in the middle, we all have in common the mental struggle of talking ourselves into showing up for the next workout. It's helpful to remember that being fit is not some magical, end goal, but a constant process of becoming.  What determines whether someone is successful with their...[ read more ]

Mindfulness 101

"Mindfulness" is a buzzword lately, and with good reason. Countless studies tout it's benefits, ranging from enhanced memory & decision-making, to improved relationships, to reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. I personally practice mindfulness meditation regularly, "attempt" to practice it with my kids, and often use it with my clients. For those unfamiliar with mindfulness, here is a primer: "Mindfulness" is...[ read more ]

Spirituality For Mental Wellness

Whether or not you are religious, cultivating "spirituality" can bring richness and meaning to your life, and can improve mental health outcomes. "Spirituality" means different things depending on the a person's culture, upbringing, or religious proclivity. For the purposes of this article, I'll define the the term "spirituality" as: Being connected with yourself, with others, and possessing a sense of wonder...[ read more ]

Healthy Life / Part 3: Evaluate Your Progress

[This article is Part 3 in a series on creating long-term healthy lifestyle. Check out Part 1: Create Your Vision, and Part 2: Set A Goal, before reading part 3.] Kelly, had a vexing, gaping pothole in her neighborhood, on a road she travelled daily. Every day for weeks, her mind would be somewhere else, when she'd inevitably hit that pothole...[ read more ]

Healthy Life / Part 1: Create Your Vision

A sustainable approach to healthy living begins with a clear goal in mind that considers all the complexities that encompass your life. The first step is to envision your "map", or all the details of what your life will be like when you're at your health potential. Read on to learn how to create a clear vision of your destination....[ read more ]

Health Fact or Fiction? Tips for Evaluating Information

Healthy living is central to a vibrant and happy life, and seeking to make healthy lifestyle changes is a laudable goal. However, when we try to fit ourselves into the boxes of diet fads, fitness crazes, or whatever our neighbor is doing, we may be setting ourselves up for failure. Here are some helpful tips for  discerning what is legit...[ read more ]



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