Category Archives: Nutrition

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

Self-care is Not Selfish!

Self-care is Not Selfish!

Self-care is not selfish or self-indulgent. We cannot nurture others from a dry well. We need to take care of our own needs first, then we can give from our surplus, our abundance. ~ Jennifer Louden I’ve found myself having the conversation about self-care with several clients lately. Many of these clients have no problem…

Is Weight Gain Weighing Heavy on Your Marriage?

Is Weight Gain Weighing Heavy on Your Marriage?

Spouse’s undergo a lot of change throughout the developmental stages of their marriage. Weight gain is often a change in one or both partner’s after children are born, demanding jobs, or health issues arise. Research has found that once a major weight disparity exists between partners, conflict often follows. Partners typically fall in love with…

Back to School with ADHD

Back to School with ADHD

For kids with ADHD, heading back to school can be a very stressful time. They are facing new classmates, a different teacher, and a new schedule, and all of this can combine to cause some significant anxiety around school.This often results in outbursts at home and struggles around getting ready in the morning or completing…

Making Your Twenties Count: Part 2

Making Your Twenties Count: Part 2

In the previous blog, we discussed why the 20’s are a critical decade. In this blog, we are going to focus on one of Meg Jay’s key points, which is exploration. Society has said that exploration is one of the most important factors in a person’s 20’s. So what is the difference between what society…

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