How to Support Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Someone once told me that the Chinese character for “crisis” is actually composed of two characters: the first one signifying “danger” and the other meaning “opportunity.”  The way I feel about the current state of things actually goes back and forth, between “danger”...

How to Practice Mindful Eating

It can be human nature to go through life on autopilot.  Have you ever been driving only to arrive at your final destination without any recall of the journey?   Let’s face it, we are living this life distracted.  Whether it be cell phones, the latest reality TV...

Can Comfort Food Be Healthy? And what does 'healthy' really mean?

Can comfort food be “healthy?” Diet culture is so pervasive in our society that many believe a meal must be overly restrictive, exclude certain food groups and, often enough, lack flavor and satisfaction in order to be considered ‘healthy’.   What if we redefine the...

Stress, Cortisol, and the Digestive System

Have you ever heard of the fight-or-flight response? When you experience stress, your body is essentially being “attacked”. As your body prepares to either fight the perceived stressor or flee from it, the sympathetic nervous system becomes activated. What is...

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