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What is Integrative Mind-Body Health?

Integrative mind-body health uses a whole-person-centered approach to restore mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. It considers environmental and lifestyle factors such as stress, nutrition, social connection, sleep, activity level and more to promote optimal functioning, mind, body, spirit, and emotions.

Is one of your goals to live your best life? Do you wonder how to access […]

This Valentine’s Day, Show Yourself Some Love

This February doesn’t have to be all about sappy cards, overpriced flowers or another excuse to eat candy.  This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love.

If you’re like most people, you tend to put others’ needs ahead of your own and don’t pause to attend to your own. You may feel you don’t have the […]

It’s Hurricane Season! Tips to Fight Addiction

When people hear the term “Hurricane Season”, What do they think of? Most people reading this blog would probably guess the time between June-September in which the tropical areas of the world are most likely to be struck by a tropical storm/hurricane, right? Yes. However, in the emotional/psychological realm, the term “Hurricane Season” has begun […]

Make This Year’s Thanksgiving About Giving Thanks

This year, make Thanksgiving about gratitude. Whether your looking forward to seeing loved ones, or dreading holiday travel, whatever your state of mind, research shows that focusing on gratitude can produce many benefits to your mind, body and spirit.

Improve mood
Increase positivity and optimism
Reduce stress
Decrease inflammation
Improve sleep
Reduce tension and worry
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Staying Active Can Be Hard, What’s That About?

Do you struggle with staying consistent with exercising? Does it seem like everything else is more important? Does this inconsistency bleed into other areas of your life? Many wonder what’s that about? Researchers & social scientists alike agree that staying active is a very important part of life. It not only improves physique and physical […]

By |October 26th, 2018|anxiety, Eating, emotions|0 Comments

Easy Ways to Avoid Holiday Binge Eating

Most people find the holidays the hardest time to avoid binge eating.  There are celebrations, holiday parties, grocery stores packed with candy and desserts and a constant message that the holidays are all about food.  Not to mention the stress involved with the holidays!  During times of stress we are more likely to engage in […]

By |January 5th, 2018|Eating, Health and Wellness|0 Comments

Eating and Emotions: How it Impacts Your Mood!

Did you know there is a strong connection between eating and your mood? Your food choices can dramatically impact how you feel not just physically, but emotionally and mentally as well.

Your mind and emotions cannot be separated from your body. Your feelings, emotions, mood, and mental energy are all impacted by what is- and isn’t […]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Benefits, counseling, Eating, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Getting the Facts on Eating Disorder

Why are there so many myths and misinformation when it comes to eating disorders? It has been a mental health illness that has plagued women and men throughout history and yet we still have so much stigma and bias towards eating disorders. Let’s understand why and disprove some myths.

It probably won’t come as a shock […]

By |June 9th, 2017|Eating, Health and Wellness, Mental Illness|0 Comments

Don’t Munch On Feelings: Stop Stress Eating

Don’t munch on feelings. Often we munch on feelings when we don’t have useful tools to cope with distressful feelings.

If you’ve identified yourself as someone who uses food to avoid and soothe a distressful emotion, then you may lack the necessary, non-food-related, tools to cope. Making this change is challenging as food is a very […]

Emotional Eating: Am I Guilty of it?

Why do we eat?  It seems like a simple enough question with a simple answer; to stay alive and fuel our body.  However, we know that the answer is sometimes not so simple.  Eating is tied to life events, to bring people together, to celebrations and holidays and for many people, eating is a way […]