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The importance of gut health

More often than not, I have clients struggling with anxiety and depression that also have problems with digestion. Our "gut" says a lot about our overall health, especially our mental health. If our digestive system is not in balance and our parasympthaetic nervous system is not properly act...

In previous posts, I have written about the importance of self-care and how to practice it. I know that sometimes we may not believe we have time to take care of ourselves, or even have the desire to do so. Therefore, I want to give you a 30-day challenge that you can complete on your own -- to help learn how to put yo...

Before we begin, think about how many hours of sleep you are actually getting. Adults need at least 7-9 hours of sleep a night in order to be able to best function the next day. Getting ourselves on a regular sleep schedule, and regulating our body to do so, is important for our mental, emotional and physical health. T...

Anxiety is both a physical and cognitive issue. Anxiety can plague our body and our thoughts -- leading to the tightening of our chests, to us not being able to catch our breath, to cycling negative thoughts. So here I present to you a specific practice to utilize when you experience anxiety, both in your body and in y...

What is mindfulness, and how can we achieve it? Mindfulness is achieving a state of conscious awareness of the present moment. This includes becoming aware of our senses and acknowledging our feelings and thoughts - calmly and without judgement - at any given moment. Practicing mindfulness can help us be more in tune w...

Often when I suggest meditation to clients as a way to center their minds and relieve anxiety, they wince or cringe. Why is that? Is their reaction based on fear? Lack of understanding? Maybe both. I find it beneficial to explain to my clients what exactly meditation is and why it is so beneficial for us. I have learne...

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