Screen Addiction: Killing Our Children, Softly

It is unprecedented how much “screen time” our children have. Perhaps for recreational fun. More likely, though, if we’re being honest, electronic devices used in the name of  “entertaining my kids” or “the babysitter.” At what cost, though? Continue reading

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Spirituality: Why it’s an indicator of overall wellness

In this short video, I discuss one of the 5 pillars that constitute health: Movement, Sleep, Spirituality, Nutrition and Mental/Emotional Health.

Spirituality is an integral part of who we all are as human beings. Whether you affiliate with a particular religion/denomination or are agnostic/atheistic…we all believe in something.

With spirituality being a facet of who we are, if we are disconnected from it, angry from how it was portrayed to us as child or went through spiritual abuse…this is essential to our overall health.

Saturday Science: There might be something to that whole mind-body connection, thing

“To have a healthy brain and mind, you need a healthy gut,” neuroscientist John Cryan recently preached to an audience as mentioned in Psychology Today’s August 2015 issue. “Cultivating the right bacteria, accumulating evidence suggests, may prevent and even reverse symptoms of disorders ranging from autism to stress reactivity.”
Cryan hails from the University College Cork in Ireland and firmly believes in the direct connection between the mind and the gut. “He and colleagues have recently found that animals born by cesarean section, and not exposed to the microbes accompanying vaginal burth, later had more symptoms of anxiety and depression than animals born naturally.”
Amazing.

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Do I Have To Go?: Here are 8 reasons why counseling could be the right choice for you…

Counseling. Therapy. A Shrink. Psychotherapy. Wellness. Mental Health. Professional Help.

These words conjure up different emotions for people. Depending on when you were born, you’re like to have a very different perspective on “counseling” and who should go.

For instance, if you were born in/around the 60’s and 70’s, you’re more likely to believe that counseling is for acute mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. Those who were born in the last 20-30 years, again, as an over generalization, are more prone to see counseling from a wellness model–to make a good life great, as Ryan Howes stated.

So, why should you go to therapy?

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Be a Better Human: The Easiest Solution to Overcoming Anxiety and Being SUPER Productive

I get asked a lot of questions. A lot of similar questions.

Unfortunately, there is a serious LACK of good/knowledgable/quality mental health counselor’s who provide answers to common questions via youtube…blogging…social media.

The questions I get asked are heartfelt, genuine and often come from a place of desperation.

I hope you find the Humanwillperform youtube channel to be a helpful tool and resource. If you have questions and need answers, please shoot me an email or post your question to the channel discussion board and I’ll jump on it.

I love interacting with people. 🙂

Enjoy….

Be A Better Human: The Easiest Solution to Overcoming Anxiety and Being SUPER Productive

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Crisis Text Line: Get HELP. NOW.

Crisis Text Line is meeting a huge need with adolescents and teenagers, right now.
In 2012, The CDC published a document stating that the 2nd leading cause of deaths in girls and young women 10-24 years old was suicide.
Suicide is continuously on the rise especially as we see an increase in electronics and social media.
Crisis Text Line was created out of a desperate need for adolescents and teens to confidentially  get help. fast.
By texting 741741 (24/7), you are linked to a professional counselor who can help and point you to local resources. Share this with your family and friends. You never know who might need it…

Your Daughter: What NOT to tell her about her body

I came across this beautiful article when a friend had shared it on facebook.

I had to share it with you.

What I love most about it is how simple it is. It doesn’t say anything too earth shattering but is a gentle reminder of how we, as moms/human beings, first talk to ourselves. If we choose to praise our daughter’s when they lose weight, dress up, or have a boyfriend it usually equates to “I am loved when I_____.”

Stop.

Our daughters–our sons, too–should feel loved regardless. Right?
Choosing our words and reflecting their experience. That’s what we need to do. I have caught myself commenting on other’s weight gain, weight loss, or a big change in their life in a more negative way. Typically, this is indicative of how I perceive myself.

“I’m valuable/pretty/exciting/worthy/mentionable when I ______.”

Check out the article, gain some clarity. As a parent, a spouse, a daughter, a sister, a human being….we need to be able to say “I’m sorry, I messed up. Lets do a re-do.” Perhaps we will learn more about grace and forgiveness from our kids reflecting it back to us. Humbling.
You are more than what the world demands of you.  Read more, here.