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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 13:20

Laughter: Why It’s So Important

Why do we need to laugh? And what can laughter do for us that nothing else can? Well for starters, laughter is a complex brain/body catharsis, if you will, that is cleansing and enlivening mentally, physically, emotionally and socially.

It’s here – the one month of the year that focuses the most on weight loss, diet renewal and becoming a “new you.” In January, you’ll be bombarded by articles, deals on gyms and diet foods and experts promising you the bikini body by summer. But there is one thing perhaps just as important as diet and exercise that will dictate how successful you are in your 2019 goals – and you probably won’t even hear about it. Your environment. Multiple studies have shown that who you choose in your social circle has a huge impact on diet, weight and activity level.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 15:37

‘Tis the season of celebration

‘Tis the season of celebration. The landscape of our everyday lives is transformed with the glow of candles, jingle of bells, fragrance of pine and spice, wrapping paper and ribbons, feasting, and festivity. There is a touch of magic and miracle in the air.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12:34

Ghosts of Holidays Past

'Twas the night before the holiday, when all through the house
Every creature was stirring, even the spouse;
Tossing and turning, sleepless with fear,
In hopes that there will be no family drama this year;

How the Legacy of Unresolved Familial Trauma Can Emerge Around the Holidays

There are many buzzwords out there in the nutrition space. Three big ones right now are organic, local, and plant-based – all words that you may have seen in articles and food labels, but perhaps wondered what they meant. Are they all buzz, or do they represent something more? This month, I’d like to shed some light on the meaning of the words you are hearing, and offer up suggestions on why they may make a big difference in your diet.

When someone you love is consumed by addiction, there is nothing you want more than to help them. But addiction is a complex medical condition.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 14:42

I Am Grateful

I am open to a little bit of magic in my day. I will let something come….and I will let something go. I will appreciate a blessing and I will release a resentment. When I appreciate, whatever it is that I am giving thanks for, seems to grow inside of me, it brightens, it expands. When I let go of a resentment, I am releasing something I am holding onto and I am making room inside of me for more good to come in.

Monday, 19 November 2018 11:34

Getting in Touch With Gratitude

Explore Your Feelings of Gratitude in an Online Process.

Friday, 16 November 2018 13:26

How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain

I hear some people have trouble with therapy, that it can take years for them to open up to their doctors, let alone cry or break down. Not me. Day one, I told my therapist, Amy Bernstein, “I’ll just tell you everything, and we’ll go from there.”

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