Trauma is defined as a threat to a person’s emotional, social, and physical wellbeing. The body goes into a fight, flight, freeze, or fawn response to the event. Trauma comes in many layers and people respond to it and carry it differently. Symptoms of trauma include hypervigilance, flashbacks, and extreme fear and distress. Many of... Continue Reading →
A Recipe For Your Mind and Body
Did you know that your mind and body work closely together? Taking care of your digestive health can play a valuable role in the management of anxiety symptoms. One way to take care is by eating foods with anti-inflammatory properties. Studies show there may be a link between gastrointestinal microbes and gene regulators in the... Continue Reading →
National Take Back the Lunch Break Day – June 18, 2021
Dinner was the main meal during the Middle Ages. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, this meal was gradually pushed back to the later evening, creating a gap between breakfast and dinner. This led to the creation of lunch. Similarly, June 18th marks National Take Back the Lunch Break Day. This day is always held on... Continue Reading →
Love Pizza? Who Doesn’t!
Do you ever have one of those days where nothing can make your day better except an insanely good slice of pizza? Those tend to be how most of my days go! J All jokes aside, pizza is good for certain psychological and emotional health. I know you’re probably thinking to yourself what your emotions... Continue Reading →
Wellbeing, Mood, & Sweet Potatoes!
No worries, you read the title correctly. Ever wondered if sweet potatoes should have a month? Well, if that thought ever crossed your mind, you’re in luck—February is national sweet potato month! With this post, I’m looking forward to telling you how to celebrate J. I’m sure we have all heard of the term superfood... Continue Reading →
Healthy Eating Starts in Childhood
A new study, published by the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, found that children who watch a healthy food cooking show are more likely to make healthy choices than children who watched a different episode (featuring unhealthy food). So, what does this mean? This study shows that eating habits begin in childhood, whether they... Continue Reading →
Keeping your New Year’s Resolution
We’re a little more than a month into the new year and already the crowds at the gym are starting to go down. It’s a bittersweet feeling but breaking or making new habits can be tough… if you don’t know how. One of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to set new habits is... Continue Reading →
Re-Post: Run, Run, Run…and Refuel!
Think about the brief interactions you have with people on a daily basis. Passing someone on your way into work. Looking up from your desk as a colleague walks by. Greeting a customer. "Hi, how are you?" almost rolls off the tongue, doesn't it? As an undergraduate student in the final stretch of my university... Continue Reading →
Two Heart Healthy Recipes for a Taste of Spring
Now that Springtime is here (let’s ignore that light snow the other morning) it is time to shift our food focus to incorporate the fresh heart healthy foods of the season. I found two to help get you in the mind set. This first recipe is great for the heart because it provides a good... Continue Reading →