A Word on Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone!  It’s not just a time for celebration, but also a time to think about change and resolutions.  There’s loads of information out there about the success rates (or failure rates) of New Year’s resolutions, and it can be pretty disheartening.  The bottom line is that change is hard; and I think…

Behavior Charts

Over the last few months, I’ve grown my therapy practice to include a lot more work with children.  While some kids in therapy struggle with complex and daunting issues, many simple problems faced by families can be easily modified through the use of behavior charts.  Conflicts over things like doing chores or finishing homework can…

Great Sleep Hygiene

I focus on sleep a LOT (it’s one of my favorite activities!), but it’s something we spend about 1/3 of our lives doing, so making sure you get proper, restful sleep will play a really big role in your mood, stress response, and physical health.  I recently posted an article about what NOT to do…

Brain Food

The foods we eat impact every single part of our bodies, so eating healthful foods isn’t just part of maintaining a fit physique.  Eat This, Not That! put out this list of foods that help maintain focus, improve memory, decrease the likelihood of issues like Alzheimer’s disease, and more.    They also list some harmful foods…

Lunch Break Changes to Shed Pounds

Tell your boss you need a break–a real one, and step away from your desk!  Those of us who spend 8+ hours behind a computer 5 days a week are doing a lot of damage to our well being.  Not only is it depressing to peck away at a keyboard all day, but it negatively…

Laughter is the Best Medicine

We all know that laughter is the best medicine and we can’t take life too seriously, but check out this article from Best Life: 20 Crazy Benefits of Laughter–No Joke.

Adaptogens!

I’ve been taking adaptogens for several years and I think they’re an important part of my ability to cope with my high-impact line of work.  What are adaptogens?  They’re super-foods, plants, and herbs that help us “adapt” to stress and maintain inner balance.  Different adaptogens target different parts of our bodies and brains and give…

Body’s Playing Tricks…

I thought this article from Best Life, 30 Ways Your Body Tricks You, was so interesting.  Our minds really are incredibly powerful!  My favorite was #7 Your feelings shape the world around you. We’d like to imagine that we view the world through an objective lens and can trust what we see. But researchers have…

Fuel for Mind and Body

Your diet plays a major role in your overall well being, not just your level of physical fitness.  For one, when we like the way we look and feel more confident it elevates our mood.  Additionally, the vitamins and nutrients we take in through food (or not) can have a major impact on focus, headaches,…