2018…

The end of 2017 and beginning of 2018 have been stressful and hectic, and I have missed this blog in the meantime! As happens when life gets out-of-control, we must pick and choose what we have the time for, and unfortunately this blog became something I needed to put aside to maintain myself in survival … Continue reading 2018…

Psych yourself up.

Whether to get started or keep going through a workout, sticking to a meal plan, or getting ready for the week ahead, mindset plays a huge role in how much energy we have to help us through. A negative mindset can zap energy, whereas a positive mindset has the power to create it. I believe … Continue reading Psych yourself up.

Exercise and happiness.

If we get too caught up in the details of how much work it will take to lose weight, how many habits must be changed, this negatively affects our happiness and our confidence in the ability to make such a change. If we can change our mindset to think of the immediate positives of healthy … Continue reading Exercise and happiness.

When low mood gets in the way of goals.

Creating healthy habits and achieving weight loss are difficult for anyone, even someone who feels psychologically healthy. When low mood, difficulty controlling moods, stress, and/or depression set it, this becomes even harder. Identifying goals and setting smaller steps to get there can actually be the key to combating depression, along with being healthier overall. Check … Continue reading When low mood gets in the way of goals.

Be with stressful moments.

Often people come to therapy wanting to get rid of stress, anxiety, depression, etc. One of the first conversations we must have is that we all have some level of those feelings at certain times, some stronger than others. Some people will always be more prone to a higher level of anxiety or depression depending … Continue reading Be with stressful moments.