You’re Not Lazy! You Could Be Stuck on the Impossible Task

Many of my clients suffer from being overwhelmed by the thought of doing even the simplest tasks. This is an often overlooked but very common symptom for people with depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and other mental health problems. Sometimes the impossible tasks are things they can’t get themselves to do because they dread doing […]

The Healing Power of Compassion and Compassion Focused Therapy

Compassion is defined as deep, genuine sympathy for those who are suffering, including ourselves, coupled with a desire to help alleviate this suffering. Research is showing that having feelings of compassion has very positive benefits for our mental and physical health. It is found to put the human mind at ease, alleviate fears and insecurities, […]

Foods That Reduce Stress and Depression

Foods That Reduce Stress and Depression Many of the symptoms of depression can be directly linked to vitamin and mineral deficiencies in the standard American diet, which is largely comprised of empty carbs, caffeine, and sugar. Depression, mood swings and fatigue often have a common cause: poor nutrition. While sometimes medication is also necessary, avoiding […]

50 Healthy Foods

50 Brain Healthy Foods           Almonds, raw Almond milk, unsweetened Apples Asparagus Avocados Bananas Beans (black, pinto, garbanzo)Bell peppers (yellow, green, red, and orange) Beets Blackberries Blueberries Broccoli Brussels sprouts Carrots Cheese, low fat Cherries Chicken, skinless Cranberries Egg whites, DHA enriched Grapefruit Herring Honeydew Kiwi Lemons Lentils Limes Oats Olive […]

Eating for Better Mental and Physical Health

You’ve heard it. You are what you eat. Clever little phrase. But actually it’s true. The food we eat is the fuel our body uses to stay alive and functioning. How well we function is many ways determined by the quality of our food. “Your body is constantly replacing old cells with new ones at […]