Mental Health – Tools for the Emotional Body

As the research grows, researchers are finding that both mental and physical illnesses are a result of unaddressed emotional wounds or trauma. Several pain syndromes that lack medical explanation such as chronic back pain, fibromyalgia and IBS-- to name a few, are associated with chronic stress and emotional traumas.  Often it is not the situations … Continue reading Mental Health – Tools for the Emotional Body

Eat Your Anxiety, Starve Your Sadness

Managing anxiety and depression with diet is gaining increasing awareness as people are becoming more aware of the mind-body connection or what I like to refer to as 'yes your head is attached to the rest of your body'. You really can't fully understand how much your diet impacts you mentally until you try it … Continue reading Eat Your Anxiety, Starve Your Sadness

Managing Mental Health with Lifestyle

In my last two posts I talked about how underlying conditions such as glandular problems and gut imbalances in the body can greatly affect your mental health. While the previously discussed imbalances may be factors to be considered, mental health experts are finding that lifestyle is one of the most significant factors that affect our … Continue reading Managing Mental Health with Lifestyle

Your Gut, Your Second Brain – Mind Altering Bugs to Beat Anxiety and Depression

I was over the moon excited to write this post because the recent discoveries on how the gut affects our mental health is so incredibly hopeful and refreshing. Let's face it--for most people, mental health has been a revolving door and for many it has been that case for years, even decades. The idea that … Continue reading Your Gut, Your Second Brain – Mind Altering Bugs to Beat Anxiety and Depression

Mental Health – It’s Not All in Your Head

Deepak Chopra describes anxiety perfectly when he says, “The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety.” Nothing could be closer to the truth. When anxiety or depression creep in, there are no boundaries to where our minds will go. When I look back on past worries, I can now … Continue reading Mental Health – It’s Not All in Your Head