Baking and Anxiety

I have always enjoyed cooking and baking. I love the process of starting something from scratch, and having a finished product that is delicious. When I was in grad school, I began to bake all the time. I would come home from a full-time job and classes and immediately turn … Read More

It Isn’t in My Blood

“Help me, it’s like the walls are caving in. Sometimes I feel like giving up, but I just can’t. It isn’t in my blood.” Some may recognize these words from Shawn Mendes’s hit song, “It Isn’t in My Blood.“ In this song, Mendes courageously sings about his struggle with anxiety. His … Read More

Wanderlust

Wanderlust: the intense desire to travel.  Personally, when I think of that word, I immediately begin planning my next exploration trip. My creative brain begins to engage, and I start researching places to go. From the time I was little, I always liked to be on the go. I loved … Read More

Voicing Frustration

In the second blog post of this series, we will explore the warning signs of reactive anger and the importance of using your anger to clarify what you need. When there are problems in relationships, often there is one partner who can be more vocal and reactive about the situation. … Read More

The Price of Silence and Self-Betrayal

In this three-part series, we are going to explore a few communication errors commonly made by couples. Those include the price of silence and self-betrayal in relationship, the price of anger in relationship, and how to have an authentic voice in relationships. In this first blog, we will discuss the … Read More

The Benefits of Exercise and Being Outdoors

In a world that is technology-driven, our teenagers are spending more and more time in front of their cell phones, TVs, computer, and gaming systems, and less time outdoors. Many of them are developing screen addictions, which are linked to depression and anxiety. However, there is significant research indicating that … Read More

How Does a Nutritionist Work with Counseling?

Do you find yourself rushed and reaching for the nearest and quickest food to feed yourself and your family?  We all balance many things during the week, and sometimes our nutrition gets put on the back burner. Food provides essential nutrients that contribute to our overall physical health, brain functioning, … Read More

Valentine’s Day Blues

Love is in the air! When you walk down the street, you see couples everywhere. Everyone seems to be lucky in love. You may begin to feel like you will be alone forever. It can be easy to sink into despair when you begin to associate your level of happiness … Read More

Resolutions: Can They Stick?

According to Forbes, over 50 percent of Americans make resolutions for New Years. However, the research shows that approximately 8 percent of American actually achieve these goals. Here are several helpful suggestions that will support success in achieving these goals. It’s a process. It was a process for you to … Read More

Eating During the Holidays

When I think about the holidays, I immediately envision family and food. While some may look forward to spending time surrounded by family and feasting, others can dread this time of year.  The holidays can be a trigger time for those suffering from an eating disorder. In fact, in January, … Read More