Category Archives: Stress

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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…

Moving: New City, New Life

Moving: New City, New Life

Moving is hard, but moving through this challenge can make you stronger and a more well-rounded individual. Whether the change is due to school, a job, or just wanting a fresh start, people are moving to new cities all the time. Even if it is a change you are excited about, creating a new life…

Overcoming Unkindness

Overcoming Unkindness

Have you ever been in situations where you have been subjected to other people’s snide remarks or mockery (of course, under the guise of innocent teasing). When you are subjected to this type of unkindness by friends or by family members, it can be easy to make an excuse. “Perhaps they are just having a…

Couples Therapy: Experience Something New!

Couples Therapy: Experience Something New!

If couples are going to change, they are going to need more than knowledge about what they could do differently. They are going to need to risk doing things differently and have new, healing experiences. DH Lawrence wrote, The world fears a new experience more than it fears anything. Because a new experience displaces so…

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