Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is not simply feeling sad or moody during a certain timeframe. SAD is a type of depression that starts (and finishes) at about the same time every year. Approximately 6% of the US population is affected by SAD, and although the number may seem small, in reality those affected by it… Continue reading How to Support Someone with Seasonal Affective Disorder
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Why It’s Okay to Not be Okay
We’ve all heard it before: it’s okay to not be okay. It is acceptable to embrace a situation when it doesn’t go as planned. We do not have to “toughen up” or “put on a face” to cover how we really feel. Not being fine: stumbling, hurting, crying; is acceptable and nothing to be ashamed… Continue reading Why It’s Okay to Not be Okay
The Success of Failure: Four Ways to Turn a Negative Situation into a Positive Experience
It’s hard to talk about failure. When we dream up things to do and goals to reach, rarely does we say “hey, I don’t really want to accomplish all this”. No one ever sets out to fail and yet, failure is par for the course: a diet that gets derailed; a workout that gets ignored; … Continue reading The Success of Failure: Four Ways to Turn a Negative Situation into a Positive Experience
What is Whole Person Health?
Holistic medicine can be seen as unconventional in the Western world. This thought that our being is interconnected seems peculiar to some, after all we have been taught to compartmentalize our bodies. Tooth hurts? See a dentist. Foot issues? Call the podiatrist. Have a rash? See the dermatologist for some ointment. Conventional medicine doesn’t stop… Continue reading What is Whole Person Health?
Stress and Nutrition: What to Include, What to Avoid
We all deal with stress throughout our lives. It affects us in different ways, at different times, and our ability to cope with it varies from person to person and even from incident to incident. There are times when a bad grade or lackluster work project causes anguish. Sometimes it is an issue in our… Continue reading Stress and Nutrition: What to Include, What to Avoid
Finding a New Baseline
Change is the only constant – it is inevitable really. Yes, there are times when we see it coming, but then there are times when it smacks us upside the head (#2020). Although change can be scary it can also serve as a time to reset for a new normal; a new baseline per se… Continue reading Finding a New Baseline
What is Wellness?
Wellness looks different to different people. That may be why there is a saturation of information out there on the topic. For some it is about emotional stability, for others it is about diet or movement, and still for others it may be about mental health. No one is wrong for focusing on one or… Continue reading What is Wellness?
Four Ways to Make Your Kitchen More Enticing
The kitchen is my happy place. And although I feel comfortable there, I know that may not be the case for everyone. For some it can be an overwhelming place, a boring place. For others, spending time in the kitchen is as a must do rather than I get to do – a chore to… Continue reading Four Ways to Make Your Kitchen More Enticing
Ingredient Spotlight: Zucchini
There are so many ways to eat zucchini. Its mild sweetness makes it a versatile ingredient in any kitchen. It can be diced up and thrown into stews or soups, steamed as a simple side dish, roasted for a flavorful accompaniment at any meal. It can be spiralized into noodles, sliced into planks, even shredded… Continue reading Ingredient Spotlight: Zucchini
Doing the Work
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.Beverly Sills If you are looking for sustainable results, then chances are you will have to put in the work. It will involve making changes and seeing the fruit of those changes appear overtime -- instead of 30 days from now. There is no get-rich, quick scheme… Continue reading Doing the Work