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Nutrition & Mental Health

“You are what you eat,” true or false? While you aren’t going to turn into a French fry if that is all you eat, what you eat does affect you, and can have a substantial impact on mental health. With so many vowing to eat healthier, this time of year, this is the...

Cabin Fever

It’s January – in Chicago – and the forecast we hear lately is comprised of more snow, dropping temperatures, treacherous driving conditions due to icy roads, blustery winds, bitter cold, etc. Not many of us want to leave the comfort of our couches or beds...

Some Basics to Practicing Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness you ask? It is “the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us”. Usually when I suggest to my clients to practice Mindfulness I get a...