Category Archives: Health

Information about Psychological and Physical Health.

Eat more attentively

Eat more attentively

Resolutions like “eat healthier” seem to be pretty common. But what if we tried to eat more attentively instead?

We live in a pretty fast-paced culture. Leisurely lunch breaks are great. But sometimes “lunch” is a turkey sandwich in one hand and an iPhone in the other as we run between meetings while simultaneously answering 4 emails and 2 phone calls. As great as all this productivity is, it can sometimes take a toll on our stress levels.

By learning to avoid distracted eating as much as we avoid distracted driving, we can introduce a little bit of mindfulness into our busy days.

There might be some health benefits as well. According to this 2013 article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, by slowing down and focusing our attention on the food we’re eating as we eat it, we might actually end up eating less, without even counting calories.

Eric McClerren, LAPC
emcclerren@growcounseling.com

New Ideas for Resolutions

New Ideas for Resolutions

It can be easy to get stuck in the same routine where you make the same resolutions year after year.  I can’t count the number of times I have promised myself to drink less caffeine!  If you have tried the same few resolutions each year, why not try something different this year? Here are a…

Do Something Hard

Do Something Hard

It turns out, doing something hard might be good for your brain. This is the time of year when people tend to try and make and keep resolutions. Are you still looking for one? Try this one out: Do something hard. A group of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital recently studied the brains of several…

Mental Health In Our Schools and How We Can Help Students

Mental Health In Our Schools and How We Can Help Students

About one in five children in the United States show signs of a mental health disorder – anything from ADHD to eating disorders and suicide. And yet, as NPR has been reporting in their series on the mental health crisis in U.S. schools, many schools aren’t prepared to work with these students. When there are…

Codependency and How to Care for Yourself

Codependency and How to Care for Yourself

Codependency can simply be described as helping others while harming yourself. Have you ever found yourself in a relationship where you felt as if you were going “crazy?” Have you ever found yourself excessively worried, preoccupied or even obsessed with your partner’s problems? Codependency involves reactions which are unhealthy forms of attachment in a relationship and may…

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