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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?

Spring Clean Your Behaviors



“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage”
– Anais Nin

 

Spring Cleaning Your BehaviotSpring is a time of new beginnings. It is a time to let go of behaviors that no longer make you happy and commit to making changes.

What are some behaviors that you would like to change? Have you picked up some bad habits? Is fear stopping you from doing something?

What would help you begin that change process? Take the first step.

Here are 4 Steps to Help You Start the Change Process

1. Identify what behavior you want to change and know why you must change it. Consider the reasons why the old behavior just doesn’t serve you anymore and the benefits of the new one. Commit to your new desired behavior.

2. Set yourself up for success by preparing yourself mentally and physically for action. Begin by writing down what you have committed to and posting it somewhere that you can see it often. Be sure to include the “why” you are doing it.  Identify any obstacles and triggers that may jeopardize you and write down the solutions for these obstacles. Set up the supplies or circumstances that will help you achieve your desired results, this includes a support system. Join a gym. Throw out the cigarettes and buy carrot sticks and tic-tac’s instead. Set timers. Go buy a week’s worth of greens. Whatever your goal is-take action!

3. Take action. Think. Get clarity. Identify what you want and then commit to taking an actionable step towards your goal daily. This is where the real magic happens.

4. Maintain your new behavior by reminding yourself of the reason it’s important. Satisfaction with your new behavior is dependent upon your expectations. Keep your expectations realistic. Significant change takes time. Change is a process not an event. Slowly but surely you will meet your goals.

Maintain your new behavior for at least 30 days so a new habit begins to take place. And if you relapse to your old ways, just return to the desired behavior. It is not a sign of failure but rather another opportunity to make you stronger.