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Should Happiness Be The Goal: Episode 36



 

“Happiness is the byproduct of a life well lived” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Are you chasing happiness? Today’s episode prompts you to define happiness. What does it mean for you? How do you know when you achieve it? Can it last?

Happiness is a fluid emotion, it ebbs and flows. Can those instances that you feel unhappy be related to other feelings, values and intentions? If you weren’t chasing “happy”, what would your goal be instead? Tune in and give it some thought.

 

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How To Deal With Disrespectful Teens: Episode 29



“ You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance”

~ Franklin P. Jones

 

Teens can be rebellious, disrespectful and difficult to connect with. This weeks episode offers some ideas of why they show up this way and what you can do to create a better relationship with the teen in your life. Listen now!

 

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Morning Wellness Rituals: Episode 025



“ With the rising sun comes a new beginning”

 

How you start your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. Establishing a few morning wellness routines can truly create positive changes in your life. The key is to identify what resonates with you best and create an easy, no fuss way to implement the practices.

 

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Your Brain On Food: Episode 24



“ A healthy outside starts from the inside”

 

What you eat matters for every aspect of your health, especially your mental health. Poor dietary patterns can increase the symptoms of depression, anxiety and decline your cognitive function. The food you eat affects how you feel. In this episode, I share tips on how to make simple adjustments to optimize your health and wellbeing on a cellular level.

 

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Overcoming Resistance To Change: Episode 023



“ When things change inside of you, things change around you “

There are times you may think about changing something, yet you resist taking the committed action towards making it happen. Examining your beliefs, values and feelings can help you develop a strategy to make the change occur. Today’s episode explores some of the top reasons why “change” can become complicated and what to do about it.

 

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How to Stop Worrying and Ruminating: Episode 017



“ Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are seeds. You can grow flowers or weeds”

 

Excessive worry or ruminating can have negative consequences. Repetitive negative thinking can lead to or perpetuate poor mental health. Recognizing the pattern and becoming more aware of the link between a person’s mood and their thoughts is the first step in learning adaptive strategies to reduce the impact of negative thinking. Tune in to this weeks episode to learn additional ways to stop worrying and ruminating.

 

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Letting Go: Episode 15



“Sometimes you just need to let things go”

There’s all sorts of things we hold on to: physical things, thoughts, patterns, beliefs, people. Letting go can be difficult, even painful. You can make letting go easier by creating a new framework and asking yourself some powerful questions. Listen and learn how.

 

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Brains On Water : Episode 009



 

“ If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water”  ~ Loren Eiseley

 

Water plays a major role for optimal well-being. It is essential in the prevention and treatment of many diseases. Even mild dehydration can cause mood changes and a decrease in your cognitive abilities. Drinking water is only one of the ways to reap it’s benefits. Being close to it, be it a river, ocean, lake and even a fountain can be very therapeutic and add health and happiness to your everyday life.

 

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Ground Yourself: Episode 003



Grounding is a technique you can use to connect with the present moment, the here and now. It is especially useful during heightened anxiety or when you are having spiraling thoughts. It is a mindfulness technique that gets you out of your head and back into your body. There are many ways to ground yourself, including using your body, your five senses, breath, self-soothing, observing and distracting.
Grounding is not about making an emotion go away, rather it is allowing the experience to exist as you stay present in the moment, while you lower the intensity of distress.

Tune into episode #3 of HMHS show for examples on how to use grounding techniques.

 

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Prevention is the best discipline



Discipline means to “teach”. It is simply a way to guide and manage a child’s behavior.

Behavior is a form of communication. Children often misbehave when they have a hard time expressing their needs. They can get overwhelmed or confused over what to do next or how to handle a situation, thus an inappropriate behavior can occur.

It is much easier to prevent inappropriate behavior than it is to correct it. Creating a positive relationship with your child, one that fosters communication, respect and understanding is the first step in helping your child do the right thing.

Here are some ways you can help your child to behave:

  • Notice the good behavior: it seems simple, but often we forget to acknowledge the good choices our children make. It empowers them.
  • Ignore the little things: concentrate on what you really want to change.
  • Set a few simple, clear rules and enforce them consistently: clarity and consistency are essential.
  • Redirect the behaviors you do not like: get the child interested in positive activities or change the setting.
  • Give children advance notice: don’t leave things for the last minute. Transitions and changes in schedules are often stressful.
  • Keep a positive attitude: your sense of humor can go a long way in helping your child be cooperative and positive.
  • Set a good example: children learn what they live.
  • Get the child’s attention: Say his name, look at him when you talk. Don’t just give instructions from across the room.
  • Spend time with your children: kids need undivided, personal attention from their parents. It will help you bond.

What changes “if any” can you make to teach and motivate your child to make better choices?