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Eat These Foods to Improve Your  Mental Health

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

What’s New with Seasonal Depression?

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

Achieving Life Balance with Life Coaching

Learn how to balance your life.

During the night, I awoke to the words “Get laser focused.”

Over the past few months, I have been enjoying the newness, fun, and excitement of a new relationship. But I had allowed my home, exercise routine, psychology and coaching business, daily mail, my sleep and eating habits to be put aside.

By definition the term laser focused means, “Intensely paying attention to a single object, concept, person, or activity to the exclusion of everything else.” How do we keep a delicate balance in our busy, productive, but sometimes hectic lives?

It is important… Continue reading

Record Level of Stress Found in College Freshmen

According to the New York Times, College Freshman are under more emotional stress than ever before.

The survey, “The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2010,” involved more than 200,000 incoming full-time students at four-year colleges, and cited that the percentage of students rating themselves as “below average” in emotional health rose exponentially from previous years. Also, every year young women have had a less positive view of their emotional health than young men, and that gap has widened.

In my practice at Innovative Counseling Services, I see students from nearby colleges, such as Gettysburg College, McDaniel’s College, Penn… Continue reading

Creative Living, Ageless Living

Recently, I was sitting by a pool with a friend. We were discussing health and aging. He made the comment, “Aging is a disease,” which struck me as fatalistic.

“No, it’s reality,” he said. “At about 26 years of age, our cells stop growing and producing and start to decline.”

I was recently inspired and re-inspired while reading current research on mind body psychology and taught a college course called mind body psychology for the second time.

The new research about aging and health is exciting and encouraging. There are ways to facilitate more creativity, health, and build a better… Continue reading

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