New Beginnings

Welcome to CounselingMatters.live and to our first post!  I am honored you are taking the time to visit and read on.  This blog will have many contributors on many different mental health subjects and topics of interest for people interested in living an emotionally healthy lifestyle. I hope you find these entries helpful. This entry... Continue Reading →

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My Salt Cave Experience

Recently, I went on an adventure with my mom to a salt cave. It seems these small businesses that advertise salt caves are in every town I drive through. So of course, the curiosity took over and I had to see what this was all about. I have to say up front that I am... Continue Reading →

Holiday Stress

       There are certain times of the year when stress is higher than others. For many, the holiday season can be one of those times. Whether it is due to the stress of having financial strains due to gift giving expectations, coming together with unsavory family situations, not being able to celebrate in... Continue Reading →

‘Tis the Season to Heal from Grief

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is always difficult, but it can be especially hard during the holiday season. When we think of holidays, we often think of family and without our loved one, we can be left with many overwhelming feelings. During this designated time of celebration, we may feel anything but... Continue Reading →

Recognizing Eating Disorders

Imagine your greatest fear in the world. For some, its clowns, or snakes, or heights, or public speaking, if you are me, its werewolves. Most of us know that we are not going to encounter a werewolf or a clown on our commute home or in the office, the only way I would ever encounter... Continue Reading →

Mushroom and Spinach Risotto Recipe

While looking for recipes that included some mind healthy foods, I found some really cool sites. Foodwise.com and others allow you to click the ingredients that you want in a meal and it finds a recipe for you. Here is one that widened my eyes and got my mouth watering.  Mushroom and Spinach Risotto  Ingredients For the risotto... Continue Reading →

Turkey and Cashew Stir-Fry Recipe

During this time of year, we always seem to be overflowing with turkey. Good thing turkey is a great way to boost our mood and help fight depressive symptoms. It's also a good thing that there are plenty of websites that provide turkey recipes. Here is a quick stir-fry recipe from Good Housekeeping that also... Continue Reading →

Stress Relieving Green Smoothie

There has been a lot of blogging lately about how certain seasonal and comfort foods may temporarily boost your mood. In these posts, we also explored some of the science behinds this and roughly broke down what goes on in your brain to make this happen. From this, we can discern that food undoubtedly has... Continue Reading →

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