Mindfulness activities.

Stress is one of the main reasons we do not engage in healthy behaviors. When stress sets in, we feel overwhelmed, frazzled, and decision making becomes more difficult. When feeling led by negative emotion, negative coping choices easily follow. Small bits of mindfulness are hugely helpful in slowing down and regaining the ability to make … Continue reading Mindfulness activities.

Healthy gut.

Even as a psychologist, I have a highly stressful life that can be hard to manage. Having a busy practice and two children with chronic illness... my list of stress is long and has been for several years. My stress level is something I am constantly working to manage, yet often doing rather poorly. Personally, … Continue reading Healthy gut.

Grief and exercise.

I sadly lost a family member last week, bringing with it stress and high emotion for so many. Such times come with seemingly impossible physical and emotional distress. It is vitally important during such stressful times to stay on top of wellness to aid in coping and healing. Grief and overwhelming stress come in many … Continue reading Grief and exercise.

Make self-care a habit.

Self-care is something often neglected, another thing you may think you do not have time for. While exercise and healthy eating are part of self-care, it is important to expand self-care into relaxation, downtime, self-exploration, trying new things, etc.  Unfortunately it is all too easy to get into the habit of treating ourselves with negative … Continue reading Make self-care a habit.