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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

As the holidays are approaching, I would like to offer a few quick nutrition tips that I hope will be helpful to you: 1)      Try to make sure you aren’t starving by the time the holiday meal happens. You may be more likely to overeat your favorite holiday foods if you are ravenous while you are filling your plate. Start your day off with a healthy breakfast earlier in the day (e.g., eggs, whole wheat toast, and fruit or plain yogurt, berries, and whole grain cereal). 2)      Come up with a plan or intention... 

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Seasons Change, Join the Dance

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The only way to makes sense out of change is to plunge into, move with it, and join the dance. -Alan Watt   Just like the seasons, life changes. Change is a natural part of living…nothing stays the same. Sometimes though, change can be unsettling and you can feel a loss of control. It could be a change you didn’t expect, a change you didn’t ask for, or a change you are not ready for. The good news it there are steps you can take when you see change comes a knockin’. Recognize that change... 

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Time for Recess!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In today’s fast paced and hectic world, we often focus so much on work and family that we don’t take the time to replenish ourselves. When is the last time you sat on a swing, or played hop scotch or tag? Believe it or not, the activity of play can reduce stress, help you be more creative, bring joy to your life, improve your relationships and improve your mental health! Bring Joy! Just watching kids on the playground, it is easy to see the joy. Smiles, laughter and a relaxed mood elevate the playground... 

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Is Your Brain Inclined Towards Joy?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Have you ever wondered why your mind tends to dwell on negative information, yet positive experiences seem to slip through your fingers?  Believe it or not, our minds are designed to do just that in order to keep us alive as a species! Our minds have become Velcro for bad stuff so that we can quickly respond when it shows up.  Imagine you were alive a thousand years ago.  You are out foraging for food and from behind a bush  a wild animal lunges for you.  You escape to live another day, but the message you learned... 

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Hear Tips from Former Smokers

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Surgeon General has just released the 50th Anniversary Report on Smoking and Health.  In conjunction with the report, they have released this video series offering tips from former smokers with the goal of making the next generation tobacco free.   Did you like this? Share it:Tweet Read More

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Breathe. Relax. Refresh.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Do you find yourself frequently running on empty? Have you squeezed so much in that there is no room for error and you can’t cram anymore in? Do you feel like there is not much space between your current pace and your limit (in relationships, schedule, finances?) It might be ok to have a crammed closet but living a crammed life can cause stress, cause you to miss out on the joy of life. Stop living life on the edge.  Resolve to do less, slow down, and, well, take a breath…literally. Give yourself some... 

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Active Living

The Right Amount of Exercise Can Boost Mental Health

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  We know that physical activity is beneficial to mental health, but how much is the right amount? For adults, 2.5 hours of aerobic activity (i.e.,  brisk walk) and muscle strengthening exercises 2 or more days a week, provide important health benefits.  Muscle strengthening activities work all major muscle groups (legs, arms, back, hips, abdomen, shoulders.)  […]

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Mind + Body

Breathe. Relax. Refresh.

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Do you find yourself frequently running on empty? Have you squeezed so much in that there is no room for error and you can’t cram anymore in? Do you feel like there is not much space between your current pace and your limit (in relationships, schedule, finances?) It might be ok to have a crammed closet […]

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Healthy Eating & Nutrition

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As the holidays are approaching, I would like to offer a few quick nutrition tips that I hope will be helpful to you: 1)      Try to make sure you aren’t starving by the time the holiday meal happens. You may be more likely to overeat your favorite holiday foods if you are ravenous while you […]

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Personal Empowerment

Take Charge of Your Mental Health with myStrength.com

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  Improve your mental health and overall well-being from the comfort & privacy of your own home. 1) Go to www.mystrength.com 2) Use community code JEFF4U.* * Note to Clients: If your Wellness clinician referred you to myStrength, please use the code that they give you, which is associated with their team. If you learned about myStrength […]

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