Mental Health

The Benefits of Mindfulness

The Benefits of Mindfulness

The Benefits of Mindfulness

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is all about training yourself to pay attention in a special way to things happening around you.

It is about learning to focus on the present moment, letting the past be, and trying not to think about what may be coming up in the future.

So much time is spent thinking about things that happened in the past, and worrying about what might happen in the future, that we forget the present moment is all we really have.

Mindfulness is a way of helping us to experience life as is happens. Mindfulness does not happen automatically. It is an ongoing training process of developing new thought patterns, but the benefits to your mental and physical health will be worth it.

What are the benefits that a state of mindfulness can bring?

How To Beat Negative Self-talk and Limiting Beliefs

How To Beat Negative Self-talk and Limiting Beliefs

How To Beat Negative Self-talk and Limiting Beliefs

A little self-criticism is a normal. It can even be healthy for the most part. But, we can also just as easily open the door to that overly vocal “negative nelly” voice in our head.

However, if your negative voice is preventing you from doing what you want or need to do in your life, then it has to get booted back out the door. This kind of mental chatter has no right to set up shop in your mind.

As a Nutrition coach, this blog is going to be a bit different. However, it is SO important that we discuss it, as my clients have a hard time reaching their health goals if we don’t.

Deeply held negative beliefs, especially when they’re firmly rooted in your unconscious, stress you out, damage relationships and can greatly limit your potential for health and happiness.

If you’re sick of having the same old conversation with negative nelly, then be sure to try some of the ideas in this blog on how you can shift away from this damaging mindset, and finally release yourself of these limiting beliefs.

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Need a Mood Boost? Eat This.

Need a Mood Boost? Eat This.

Need a Mood Boost? Eat This.

No question that what you eat can affect how you feel, right?

Mental health and brain health are complex. So are the foods we eat, and the ways our bodies interact with those foods.  While, we don't know the exact mechanisms how food and nutrition help, we know a few ways food impacts our moods.

First, what we eat becomes the raw materials for our neurotransmitters. “Neurotransmitters” are biochemical messengers that allow our nerve cells to communicate (ever heard of serotonin?). They are important not just for thinking and memory, but also for mental health.

Second, what we eat affects our blood sugar. And having unstable blood sugar levels can contribute to mood swings. (I know I have experienced this many times)

Let’s talk about mood-boosting and mood-busting foods.