Friday Five: Elevate Counseling Links

Friday 5: Health & Wellness

Check out what we’ve been reading to support your mental health & emotional wellness:

No one likes to be tricked. James Toop is exposing the truth about food marketing to our teens in an effort to create a new generation of healthy eaters. “We know what really motivates teens is truth and honesty, and they weren’t aware of the deliberate tactics used to get them to eat food that isn’t good for them,” explains the chief executive of Bite Back 2030. (Bite Back)

Finding yourself down a rabbit-hole of fear-based, real (or possibly fiction) emotionally stirring, viral posts? There’s a name for that: Doomscrolling. It’s not your fault. Humans are psychologically set up to seek out potential dangers – immediate and imagined. And the internet’s algorithms are designed to increase the likelihood of your viewing information is suspects you’ll click on. If you find yourself lost in a doomscrolling cycle, check out this article for encouraging news to understand and break the pattern. (Greatist)  

A long strand of research has shown that reading comprehension is better on paper than on screens. It’s harder to take notes or flip to previous pages, not to mention the fact that digital environments are primed for distraction. If screen reading is here to stay, how can we increase the odds of remembering the details? Hint: use these tips! (Washington Post)

A growing body of research is making it clear that learners are MADE, not born. Practicing perseverance and developing tenacity is essential. Here are three practical ways to build your learning skills! (Harvard Business Review)

Looking for something soothing to do while staying home? Sit down with these 25 comforting movies akin to a weighted blanket. (Washington Post)

Jamie Dana

Jamie Dana

Jamie Dana, MC, LPC, helps teens and adults overcome mental roadblocks and achieve their goals to live an elevated life. Specialties include research-based interventions to address stress and anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, eating issues and struggles of the gifted and high-achieving population. For more information about her techniques, services and additional resources to help you succeed, check her out at or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. You can also Contact her to schedule an initial appointment today