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Category: Mental Health

How’s Your ‘Gut Health’?

I recently watched a movie on Netflix called “What the Health.” I would highly recommend everyone to watch this movie. As the old saying goes “You are what you eat” and this is so true. As a male in my 50’s, I have become more mindful and aware of my…

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New Years “Simple Commitments” Rather Than “Resolutions”

What an opportunity to start 2018 in a different way, a new way, even a fun way. Rather than making New Year’s resolutions, which inevitably fall short for the majority, focus on small daily change. What change are you willing to create in you that are realistic and attainable. There…

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When Christmas time is NOT “Holly nor Jolly” Anymore – The Sad Seasonal Effects of Christmas

Christmas time for many people is not “Holly” nor “Jolly.” For many people, the Christmas season brings up memories of loss, increased feelings of lonesomeness and disconnection from the world. Painful past events and experiences are also triggered. As a therapist, I have spoken to countless individuals who struggle, and…

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Lapse, Relapse, & Prolapse: The Value of Natural Learning for Self-Change

Changing unwanted behaviors is hard and even challenging for many. Think about the number of times you’ve said, I’m going to lose weight, quit smoking, start exercising, or quit drinking and the list goes on and on. Think of all the New Year resolutions that have been made, but failed…

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Does Food Really Matter in Treating Mental Illness?

“When most people think of boosting their brain power, they think of learning something new or engaging in thought-provoking debate. As it turns out, one of the best ways to improve your mental health is through your gut.” – Carolyn Ross, M.D.

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