Mindful Eating

The prevailing consensus these days is that dieting does not work. People go on diets for many reasons, that include getting healthier and being able to maintain their diet over time. Being skinner is no longer the main reason to diet. Despite perhaps losing some initial weight, the dieter will eventually throw in the towel


Summer… Even the word brings on a sweet smile! This spectacular time of year comes after spring and before fall. Many agree that it’s the best season of all. A time where we can all use a splash of replenishment as the days grow longer and the soul longs for sunshine and the sea. Traditionally,

When Positivity Becomes Toxic

Have you ever heard the following phrases? “Positive vibes only.” “Everything happens for a reason.” “Failure is not an option.” “Why are you so upset? So-and-so has it much worse.” “Look on the bright side.”   If these sound familiar, it’s because this type of mindset is glorified in mainstream culture. Toxic positivity is the

Gut Health & Mental Health: The Stomach as a Second Brain

The stomach is sometimes referred to, in mental health circles, as the “second brain.” A healthy gut has been linked, in recent research, to healthy brain function. According to an article from Clinics and Practice, “Healthy gut function has been linked to normal central nervous system (CNS) function. Hormones, neurotransmitters, and immunological factors released from