Living Apart but Together
Why do couples continue to live together even though they are separated or considering divorce? Some couples find that they want ‘space’ from each other and decide to live together (stay in their current home) while they start marriage counseling or wait for the divorce to go through.
This decision is based on many variables. Sometimes the couple can’t decide who should leave the home or they may want their children to remain in their current school district.
Some couples have a sizeable home with a substantial mortgage payment. They decide to share the home… Continue reading
Anxiety is very prevalent right now. But many of my clients don’t want to rely on a prescription medication to treat their symptoms. Research shows a change in your diet may help.
There are many types of anxiety such as feelings of fear, worry and uneasiness. Each one is usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is actually minimally stressful.
Assessment and Treatment Methods
The first thing I do when seeing a new client is an interview to determine family symptoms and coping strategies. Next, I administer questionnaires to determine the… Continue reading
Does your life need balancing? Is exercise part of your life balancing routine? Balance is what I believe is one of the most important things in life. Not extreme exercising or weight loss programs or changes in any area in your life but gradual and enjoyable movement toward balance.
In his book, The 20 Minute Break, Dr. Ernest Rossi tells you how to recognize your natural rhythms so you can avoid stress and learn how to maximize your performance and health.
If you continue to ignore your need to take a break you can experience more and more… Continue reading
Can your mental health be affected by what you eat? Yes, there are foods that can impact your mood and psychological well-being. Can you actually feel better by eating healthy foods and staying away from processed and fast food ? The answer is absolutely!
Are you stressed and don’t have time to create a healthy meal? Try to go toward Omega 3 fats with the essential vitamins for a healthy brain and mood. Try a soup that includes spinach and other folate rich foods. Vitamin B is important for psychological well-being and a deficiency in B6 or B9… Continue reading
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that occurs seasonally, typically more noticeably in the fall and winter months then often disappears in spring.
According to Women’s Health, although SAD may differ from one person to another, when the days become shorter and the light is less. People with SADS may feel sluggish, develop insomnia, increased desire for sugar and carb cravings with an increase in weight. Some people feel sluggish and just don’t feel motivated to get out and enjoy life as usual.
Here are some ideas to help reduce your… Continue reading