Mindfulness and meditation for those who hate mindfulness.

If you would’ve asked me five years ago what I thought about mindfulness… I would have likely contorted my nose and said, “Not for me!” The whole idea of keeping my body still to help my body feel better was foreign and unwelcome. As a long distance runner, I only knew healing as a long […]

Jenny Presents at Opti-Life on Grief, Loss, and therapy

“Our capacity to grieve is our capacity to love. We must feel like we can move through grief (and feel our grief) to better be able to enjoy the gifts of loving others”. Grateful to present on grief and loss and the elements of grief and loss therapy this Saturday at Opti-Life! Always a good […]

Our Relationship with food: Emotions & Feelings and Family

Let’s Start with Our Belief Systems About Food Our belief systems, our ideas and subconscious thoughts, about food and our body image begins in utero. That’s right. Even down to what your mother eats and feels while pregnant can impact a person’s eating habits and desires. From there, we visually pick up on what we […]

The Dangers of Emotional Constipation

Holding Back Our Emotions  For most people, we hold back our emotions. In today’s busy society, it makes sense that we may want to hold back our emotions, ESPECIALLY the ones that are more “shameful” to carry. Emotions such as anger, rage, depressions, grief, disappointment, and anxiety. On the other hand, some people mask the […]

Healthier people get a better ROI for their employers

You may instinctively know that a healthier work force = better outcomes. But what about the hard science behind ROI and savings?  If  fewer sick days, and increased company investment doesn’t speak volumes, perhaps money will. Corporate Wellness Programs Research Summary So here’s a brief overview of the latest in research and ROI for company […]

A Crash Course in talking about Eating Disorders with Patients

Eating Disorders and Shame For many clients there is a lot of shame and secrecy around their disorder. It’s best to introduce this topic with sensitivity and empathy. You can begin by asking your patients about what their diet and exercise regimen is like, and from there ask more direct questions like the ones below: […]