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Making Meaning When Terrible Things Happen

In their book, Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. and Amelia Nagoski, DMA (2019) write about what they call the “Something Larger”, or the source of meaning in our lives. Sources of meaning can be the pursuit and achievement of certain goals, service to a spiritual calling, connection with others, […]

Dr. Caruso has advice for Pandemic induced stress

Dr. Caruso offers guidance on executive functioning stress

Have you been experiencing difficulty focusing, or been having difficulty with your motivation to do things you used to do or to plan for your future? These executive functioning skills are how our brains help us to set goals, create plans, and to carry out those plans. When […]

Toxic Heavy Metals in Baby Food – What To Do!

A report was released earlier this month that stated popular brands of baby food and infant formula contain significantly high levels of toxic heavy metals including arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury (1). To add to these already alarming findings, most of these brands are certified USDA organic.

The Food and Drug Administration and World Health Organization […]

Working from home or Living at work?

Due to the COVID pandemic, A lot of us are still working from home. This has both positive and negative attributes. Current clients report that it’s nice to reduce the commute time and the stress of traffic while others report that they miss the down-regulation & alone time to separate work from home life.  Some […]

Nourish Your Heart this Valentine’s Day

Nourish Your Heart this Valentine’s Day with guidance from our team at Specialized Therapy Associates using our  Heart Healthy Eating Plan

With Valentine’s day right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to talk about nourishing your heart! What better way to nourish your heart than following a heart-healthy Mediterranean-style eating plan? Now, I know what […]

Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

We’re entering a new year and with that comes the infamous New Year’s resolutions. Every year it seems like “eating healthy”, “losing weight”, and “getting in shape” are at the top of everyone’s list for the most sought-after aspirations, but every year it seems like our resolutions get lost in the shuffle of everyday life.

When […]

COVID-19 and Psychological Illness

A new study shows a bidirectional relationship between COVID-19 diagnosis and the risk of developing a psychological illness
In a cohort study recently published in Lancet Psychiatry, researchers set out to determine whether a COVID-19 diagnosis increased the risk of diagnosis with subsequent psychiatric illness (primarily anxiety, depression, dementia, and insomnia) in weeks shortly thereafter. Additionally, […]

A Health Coach and You: How can they Help You.

What is a Health Coach and How Can They Help Me?
You may have heard of health coaches, but not really know much about what they do and what the benefits are of working with one.

A health coach is different from other providers you may encounter. A coach does not diagnose, treat, or prescribe. A coach is […]

9 Powerful Strategies to Combat Fatigue

Are you frequently exhausted? Fatigue and exhaustion can occur for many reasons. Here are a few ways to combat fatigue and how you can get back on track, body, mind and spirit.

Rest & Relaxation: Stress is one of the most prevalent causes of fatigue. We often react to chronic stress with a fight-flight-freeze response. […]

5 Steps for a Safe, Fun and Healthy Summer

We all want to have a healthy summer. If the novel coronavirus has reinforced anything, it’s the idea that there are things we can control, and things we can’t. While many eagerly await a vaccine or effective treatments, there are many actions you can take to strengthen your system’s defenses.

We already know about the recommendations […]