Posts Tagged ‘tips and tricks’

Stuck on Catastrophic Thoughts?

As an expert in anxiety disorders, I spend a lot of time talking with people about catastrophic thoughts.  As a side note, I’m married to a news reporter, so I also spend a lot of time at home continuing the speculation on catastrophic possibilities.  With all of that exposure, I’ve had a lot of opportunities…

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The Perfect Recipe for Family Meals

As a counselor working with families, one of the biggest complaints I hear is that kids and parents feel “disconnected” even though they are living under the same roof. Family members are swamped with demands of work, school, and personal hobbies. Time together sometimes falls by the wayside. I often suggest penciling time around the…

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Reach Your Goals While Enjoying The Ride: Goal Setting

I definitely have a Type A personality. If you’ve read anything about the traits of first-born children, that’s me. I used a day planner until I purchased my first smartphone, and continue to carry a notebook for “to do” lists with me at all times. In fact, I can be so productive that I WILL…

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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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