Healthy Mind

"Can Mindfulness Meditation Reduce Belly Fat?" from

Interested in learning about whether meditation can help with your weight? Read the article below from

Mindfulness and meditation is known to improve psychological health, but how can being present actually change your body fat and help you lose weight? The answer lies in the psychological aspects of weight gain and eating habits. Mindfulness has been shown to lower binge eating, emotional eating, and weight loss. Here's some more information about how mindfulness can help you lower belly fat and lose weight.

Spring Cleaning

You probably thought this was going to be about cleaning out your closets and doing a deep clean of your living space, right?  Surprise!  It’s not.  We often think about de-cluttering our homes, garages, storage spaces, but how often do we think about trying to de-clutter our minds?

Book Recommendations

I find myself making a lot of book recommendations to clients depending on their particular struggles (or successes!).  The following is a short list of books I think anyone could benefit from exploring:

  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Dr. Frankl was a psychiatrist during World War II and was imprisoned in a concentration camp.  This books tells of his struggles and triumphs during his imprisonment; a powerful illustration of the power of our minds.

"The Keys to Happiness When You're an Introvert" from

Want to learn the truth about introverts? Read this article from

Take a moment and imagine the happiest person you know. Got him or her in mind? Now think about how you would describe that person’s personality.

Did adjectives like outgoing, energetic, or bubbly come to mind? It’s very likely that one of the personality traits you described is related to extroversion, or the tendency to draw energy from being engaged with the world and social situations. Studies do show that the extroverted among us are also more likely to be happier.

"Alzheimer's Prevention Diet: 11 Tasty Foods that Reduce Dementia Risk" from

Want to learn more about which foods are best for Alzheimer's prevention? Read the article below from

1. Berries

Want to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease as well as other types of dementia? Here are 11 foods that researchers have studied and found to be correlated with a lower risk of dementia.

Eating strawberries, blueberries, and acai fruit appears to counteract some of the declines in cognition that were noticed in research related to poor diet.


Are You A Potato Or An Egg?

We all have a “story” in life, and both the good and the bad happen to all of us. We encounter difficulties and circumstances we don’t expect.  We all face periods of hardship that at times can feel unbearable.  But in reality, it’s how we react, and the perspective we choose to take on the situation, that will ultimately determine the impact it has on us.

Let's Play a Game!

When was the last time you played a game?  And no, I don’t mean watched a game.  When did you last play a game?  The point I am trying to make is that somewhere between childhood and now, we forgot how to play.  Did you ever stop to think of why that is?  When did you stop?   For me, play probably faded in between adolescence and adulthood.  With the demands of daily living and other adult responsibilities, I forgot what it was like to play without any fear of judgments.  Let’s play a game!  Who were you like at the age of 5?  At the age of 10?  How did you sit and run and laugh before you


Self-soothing has to do with comforting, nurturing, and being gentle and kind to oneself. It is a great way to make yourself feel good when you are experiencing tough situations. It’s also an excellent technique for maintaining balance and preventing upset in your life. Although it’s pretty easy to do, it can be hard to remember to do it. In fact, it's so simple that you may laugh and think it won't work…but trust me, it does!

Try soothing each of the 5 senses with these different suggestions: