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Kindergarteners Drinking Coffee? Caffeine and Its Effects

Through all of the hustle and bustle of the modern world caffeine has proved itself useful for many people at one point or another in their life. It is the most widely used central nervous system stimulant in the world. As of 2015, approximately 75% of children age 5 or older consume caffeine on a […]

By |August 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Caffeine and its effects: Can Kids Drink Coffee?

Caffeine and its effects are a very common source of concern in the current day. Through all of the hustle and bustle of the modern world, caffeine has proved itself useful for many people at one point or another in their life. It is the most widely used central nervous system stimulant in the world. […]

What’s hiding in your food? The Dangers of Food additives

 

What’s hiding in your food? It is a question that has boggled the mind for generations. What was once simply a glance at an easy-to-read list of ingredients has become complex thanks to the addition of food additives. Food additives, despite their widespread use, are detrimental to the health of most people when consumed in […]

What kind of diet is right for you?

What kind of diet is right for you? This is a question that I get asked by almost everyone who finds out what I do for a living, and rightfully so! There is so much confusion around what to eat and how to eat that many people simply don’t make any changes because they don’t […]

By |July 20th, 2021|Benefits, Health and Wellness|0 Comments

How can I support my loved one’s recovery?

“How can I support my loved one’s recovery?” is a question often asked by many people. Do you or someone you know have a partner or loved one who recently received help for their struggle with substance use? That’s fantastic! However, that is only the first step in the process. Many people think when someone […]

What to Do When Friends “Breakup”

When friends break up, life might seem hard. I am not talking about a romantic breakup. In this post I want to focus on a different kind of breakup; when friendships end. Sometimes friendships end with a big falling out. Sometimes it’s more gradual; life gets in the way and friends slowly drift apart – […]

By |July 16th, 2021|anger, anxiety, counseling, emotions, Friendships, grief|0 Comments

Demands in Relationships: How to Balance Priorities

Relationships can be challenging in many ways. A common type of difficulty found in relationships is nurturing a balance between priorities and demands.Priorities are those aspects of life that are important to you and that you want to invest time doing. Priorities are important in that they help us develop interests, a sense of identity […]

By |July 14th, 2021|dbt, relationships, Uncategorized|0 Comments

ADHD and Marriage: How to Manage the Two

 Although some children outgrow their ADHD, many don’t and so about 5% of the adult population in the U.S. continues to have symptoms of distractibility, impulsivity, memory problems, and difficulties with emotional regulation, time management, planning, and organization. When a person with these ADHD symptoms gets married, these symptoms eventually interfere with their productivity and […]

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, […]

Nutritional Deficiency and The Cues from Your Body

Nutritional Deficiency is subtle and can appear in many forms. Have you ever noticed little nuances in your body? These might be things that have just popped up over time, such as little marks on your nails or some bumps on the back of your arms or legs. In most cases, people attribute these things […]