Sep
27

CULTIVATING MENTAL HEALTH

As we age, our tendency to experience anxiety or depression might increase. We may worry about our children, though they may be grown and out on their own. We may worry about our finances, a sick friend or a loved one and we may worry about our future. Research does show that one in five older adults experiences mental health issues that are NOT a ...
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Sep
27

HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT

A recent survey found that 40% of people have tried a FAD DIET , at some point, in order to lose weight. People do look for a "quick fix" for weight issues. In the great majority of cases, the seekers find that these extreme weight loss options leave them feeling empty and dissatisfied. WHAT IS A FAD DIET? They're everywhere: often widely promoted ...
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Sep
27

TURN YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY!

Did you ever have a really great idea? Of course you did! You thought of some "thing" that would be so helpful for the world to have, so you started to dream, to think about how to make your idea a reality. Many of us have thoughts like that at one time or another. We may even dream of getting a patent and developing that product. The wheels start ...
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Sep
27

Friendship

One of the most valuable treasures a person can have is a great friendship: where two people can talk to each other and feel listened to and understood. No one's judging! Such a relationship is very special. In today's world, we oftentimes are so busy talking about ourselves or others that we leave little room for listening. And when I say listenin...
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Sep
27

Fools Cannot Keep New Year's Resolutions

How many people out there make New Year's Resolutions, only to slip up and resume their old habits within days, weeks, or sometimes much sooner? Has that happened to you? If so, how solid was your plan to help you succeed? Yes, you really do need a plan in order to break old habits and successfully form new ones. Without getting organized, your cha...
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Sep
27

HEALTHY HOLIDAY HABITS

The holidays can be some of the most exciting and stressful times of the year. I have patients that come to me during this time and tell me "I am so stressed out I cannot even have fun" or "I cannot wait until the holidays are over!". I find these statements to be concerning and sad, because the holidays are supposed to be fun, relaxing and full of...
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Sep
27

EATING YOUR WAY THROUGH EMOTIONS

Emotional eating is defined as overeating to relieve negative emotions caused by tough situations. It's considered a "maladaptive" strategy, or more simply, it's a choice that feels good for the moment, but does not lead to healing. It often becomes addictive. While you're eating, your treat of choice tastes yummy, feels good. You relax and take a ...
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