Trouble Sleeping?

Time Change? Jet Lag? Having trouble sleeping?? Before you jump to sleep aids, try these healthy lifestyle tips instead:   Establish a relaxing bedtime routine – avoid reading anything stimulating, avoid TV, create a sleep conducive environment, complete exercise at least 2-4 hours before bedtime Avoid before-bed snacks—avoid high carbohydrates, … Read More

10 Steps to Forgiveness

Is there someone or something in your life that needs to be forgive? Here are some practical steps to help with the process. Forgiveness can take a while and is often a process rather than an event. Some of these steps might be harder than others, and there might be … Read More

Cycles of life

Isn’t it amazing how fast we see our life go by? It’s often referred to as “the cycle of life.” We can see it very clearly in those around us who have been on this earth for many years. How do you envision yourself handling the time when your parents … Read More

How Do I Approach Someone Who Might Have an Eating Disorder?

Be patient – eating disorders can be long-term problems Be aware that an eating disorder is an attempted solution to a problem Convey your concerns about the person’s health and function, and avoid focusing on he person’s weight or body size. Speak of your own experience or witnessing of warning … Read More

Taking Risks

Do you have a friend that seems to do everything right the first time? He can fix a car, a plastic toy that his kid broke, program iPhone games in his sleep, and play just about every instrument possible? Perhaps your friend is also an excellent husband who is always … Read More

Emotional Eating

  Anxiety, loneliness, boredom, and anger are emotions we all experience throughout life. Food won’t fix any of these feelings—it may comfort for the short term, distract from the pain, or even numb you into a “food hangover”. But food won’t solve the problem, if anything, eating for an emotional … Read More

Computer and Video Games

Are you familiar with the term “Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG’s) or First Person Shooter (FPS)? Maybe you are too familiar with these terms. Have you let your work performance or school performance slip in the last few months?  Is all that you think about, when you are … Read More

Intuitive Eating

According to Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, co-authors of Intuitive Eating, intuitive eating is defined as listening to your inner hunger signals, eating whenever you choose without experiencing guilt or an ethical dilemma.   Principle 1: Reject the Diet Mentality Dieting damages your body and mind. It is linked with … Read More

Video Game Addiction

Are you concerned about the amount of time your child/teen/spouse is spending in front of the computer or Play Station or X-Box 360?  How much time is too much time playing games? What are some symptoms of game addiction?   Your loved one spends most non-school/work hours on the computer … Read More

February was “Love Your Body Month”!!

Consider these 10 “Will-Powers” for Improving Body Image. Taking care of your body and doing things you enjoy will enable you to enjoy a happy, participatory life.   1. Twice a day, everyday, I will ask myself: “Am I benefiting from focusing on what I believe are the flaws in … Read More