Holistic Health Blog Blog

Sunshine and Vitamin D

Probiotics and Your Mood

Did you know that Probiotics can help your mood? For thousands of years, clinicians have observed a connection between the gut, brain, and overall health. Hippocrates is famously quoted as saying “all disease begins...

Grass fed beef

Grass-fed vs Grain-fed Meat: What’s the difference?

Many people enjoy eating steaks, burgers, and other sources of red meat as the main course for their meal. However, there is a lot of controversy over the health consequences of red meat in the diet. So how can you enjoy your favorite steak without worrying about your health? Choose grass-fed!

No more bullying

Bullying: becoming involved in order to prevent violence

It is most important that your child sees someone taking action at the mere mentioning of bullying. Contact the school, check the policy, request a meeting, create change if change is needed. Bullying is not an individual problem; it takes a village to raise a child and it takes the family, the neighborhood and the school to address bullying.

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Mindful Breathing Exercise

Focusing on the breath offers a quick method to calm your body during stressful situations, and bring peace and clarity to your mind. The first step in mindful breathing is to become aware of each breath.

finding balance

Reaching Your Best Health… a balancing act?

I recently took a Biofeedback class from Jen Strating at Wholeness Center, and was amazed by my own ability to influence many autonomic, or so called involuntary functions in my body.

thankfulness

Thankfulness – Start with One Simple Pleasure

It’s when you are feeling most depressed or anxious, though, that finding even one thing to be grateful for can make the biggest difference. Forget all of the big stressors in your life for a moment and focus on just one simple thing that brings you pleasure.

From premarital to divorce prevention: time to improve your relationship!

We might think that issues in communication would cause marital distress, and that relationships in conflict have poor communication. In actuality, couples in distress often communicate what they feel and think quite well; the issue ends up being around what happens during and after the communication.

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A whole new way to parent: The Nurtured Heart Approach

If you’ve been feeling more tension, exhaustion and frustration as a parent, it could be due to some of the techniques or ways you’ve been relating to your child. In traditional parenting, taking action and having consequences in order to ‘fix’ or correct a behavior is often encouraged, or required. This type of parenting often focuses the attention on the negative behaviors, and gives little, if any attention to the positive behaviors.

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3…2…1…Count down!

October often means we have our first snow, and it reminds us of the holiday season, which is just around the corner. It is also a good time to stop and reflect over the first ten months of this year, as well as plan for the last couple of them. Have you enjoyed this past year as much as you wanted to? Remember those New Year’s resolutions you made last year?

Normal Therapy?

As a counselor and musician, I believe in the powerful connection between music and wellness, and during performances, I find myself comparing standard and alternative styles of treating mental health. I can’t help but wonder, wouldn’t this mother’s journey have a happier ending if she were experiencing an integrated treatment plan that combined individual and family therapy, nutrition, acupuncture, and biofeedback instead of only anti-psychotic medication and electro-convulsive therapy and hypnosis?