Posts Tagged ‘health’

Do You Struggle With Health-Related Goals?

Elevate Counseling: Why You May Be Falling Short OF Your Healthstyle Goals

A few years ago, a counseling client sat down in my office and looked at me with a guilty expression on her face.  I typically start sessions by asking how the time between sessions has been. We check in on goals, review reactions to situational stressors, and reflect on new learnings over the past week. …

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Is “Self-Sabotage” Real? A Common Myth Regarding Health Goals

I often hear people say that they are  guilty of “self-sabotage.” They use this in terms of relationships, dieting, work opportunities, and general happiness. It’s the idea of self-defeating behavior that prohibits a person from reaching their own goals. But is “self-sabotage” a real thing? Do we really intentionally keep ourselves from happiness? Most often, upon…

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Can’t Sleep? How To Get Those Zzz’s

I love to sleep. My family makes fun of me because I am the earliest to bed each night. But the joke’s on them because I am always the most well-rested! One out of three Americans report that they don’t get enough sleep each night. The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of 8 hours of Zzz’s per…

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The Secret To Making Healthy Eating Easy

Eating well doesn’t have to be hard or boring, or mean that you have to “give up” delicious tasting food. Here’s how to incorporate healthier eating into your life: 1) Make Small Changes: Many people try to do too much at once and then find that they can’t sustain the changes. Look at adding an…

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5 Questions To Ask Your Local Farmer

As a mental health counselor, I firmly believe that a healthy mind and a healthy body are inseparable. Research shows that replacing processed food with real, nutrient-dense, whole foods can reduce anxiety and depression. Make food your medicine! I love to hit local farmer’s markets on the weekends in the search for new ways to…

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