Friday 5: Health and Wellness

Here are my go to spots this week for finding solid information about your mental and physical health! What is “fruit concentrate?” Here’s a hint: It’s not the same as eating fruit(NPR) Shame doesn’t change behavior. Empowerment Does.Read this story of how one woman ended her restricting/binging patterns and developed a healthy relationship with food.(Summertomato)…

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Executive Functioning 101: The Brain’s CEO

The CEO of The Brain One basic function of the brain that comes up over and over when I’m talking with teachers, parents, and clients is “executive functioning.” The term refers to a major neurological process that influences most aspects of our lives. What Is Executive Functioning? Executive functioning refers to the basic skills of…

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Don’t Think of A Pink Elephant

Have you ever had a thought or a worry that wouldn’t go away no matter how hard you tried to ignore it? Did you know that research shows that trying not to think about something can often make intrusive thoughts more difficult to ignore? Let’s Try An Experiment For the next 30 seconds, think about…

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Friday 5: Mental Health

Here is what I’ve been reading this week in mental health! Role modeling: a parent’s prescription for healthier kids. (US News) Avoidant behavior is often related to anxiety. This article trouble shoots roadblocks in initiation, persistence and self monitoring. (Huffington Post) Why facts don’t change our minds. (The New Yorker) How long does it take…

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Friday 5: Health and Wellness

Here are my go to spots this week for finding solid information about your mental and physical health! If you live in Phoenix and are wondering what time of year to buy local sweet corn or apricots, check out this Phoenix month-by-month guide to fruits and vegetables. A recent long-term study published in the journal…

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