At Home Workouts

I’ve recently joked “people are going to come out of quarantine either gaining or losing 20 lbs” and from what friends and family are sharing with me so far, I think I’m on the money with that more than I initially thought.  While some people are taking this time as a snack-filled staycation, others are…

Breathing Exercises

I got this article in an email from Healthline.  Check out 8 Breathing Exercises to Try When You Feel Anxious.  #’s 1 and 3 are my preferred methods, and of course I also love Guided meditation, which I’ll make a separate article about in the future, I promise.

10 Mental Health Tips for COVID 19

COVID 19 is impacting us all, and we’ve heard countless reminders of washing hands and participating in social distancing.  But one thing we haven’t heard very much about as ways to keep mentally healthy during the quarantine.  Below are some tips I’ve been sharing with my clients to help them stay calm and zen during…

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…

Too Much Sugar!

We’re right in the thick of the holiday season–the first binge-eating holiday has passed, and we’re plummeted right into the most wonderful retail-rushing, Starbucks-grabbing, family-visiting, cookie-baking, holiday-partying, cocktail-downing time of the year.  I always have a killer sweet-tooth, but with all this holiday madness whirling around me (and it’s sweater season anyway, you can’t see…

50 Breakfast Habits Making You Gain Weight

I’m a little obsessed with Eat This, Not That! lately, and I love the lists of habits they put out–I become so much more aware and conscious of my routines when I read them. I had no idea that I was probably going a little overboard on fiber, or that a hand-full of nuts wasn’t…

Binge-Eating Recovery

I found this great article from Eat This, Not That! about how to recovery from a food-binge.  Not only did I go hard on Thanksgiving, but I continued to overeat on Friday and really didn’t feel well.  Some of these tips will really help me get back on track to feel better physically and mentally. …

Best Dark Chocolate Brands

For those of you who are  choco-holics like me, sticking to a weight-loss eating regimen can be hard when a sweet craving strikes (especially this time of year).  I’ve had a lot of recent success with the keto diet, but once in a while I need a little nibble of chocolate to get me through…

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…