April 11, 2017

Carol Dweck, Ph.D., author of "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" re-describes the old adage "your mindset determines you life" using decades of research. She has found "the view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life." 


December 21, 2016

Most people can’t deny the amazing rush and instant mood improvement they get after eating a delicious treat full of sugar. A person is feeling that sudden burst of energy and happiness because of the abundant amount of serotonin “flying” through their synapses. Althou...

December 7, 2016

Have you ever read a FaceBook comment thread following a controversial issue? Such as that of the Dakota Access Pipe Line or who should be the next president? What you often see are several comments that are filled with emotion that attack a person's character and are...

December 6, 2016

I recently had a conversation regarding the very real and distressing symptoms of misophonia. Individuals with misophinia have a strong reaction to certain sounds – such as chewing (gum/food), or repetitive noises. It is believed to be caused by a dysfunction of the ce...

December 1, 2016

In our society, many providers treating mental health are quick to recommend or prescribe medications when patients express feelings of depression or anxiety. Because of this societal standard, people tend to think it is the only path to take. Yet – there are so many o...

November 22, 2016

What Is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that looks at brain wave activity. Biofeedback is a way in which we take information from your biology (brain waves in this case) and read it on a computer. During a neurofeedback appointment completed at our...

October 18, 2016

In my previous post, we examined the difference between unhelpful and helpful levels of anxiety. I have also discussed, at length, the factors which contribute to anxiety disorders – biology, more specifically genetics, being a major contributor. You read that right, b...

October 15, 2016

Here’s the beef, anxiety is not inherently a problematic emotion. Quite the contrary, anxiety can actually be helpful in life, and it appears it was “designed” to be so from an evolutionary perspective.

Let’s start by a discussion on what anxiety is and how it affects t...

October 15, 2016

Okay, so it’s simple. The structure of our health system is what actually separates the body from the brain/mind (the brain is the hardware, the mind is the software). The two are not actually separate. I am a strong advocate of referring to “mental health” as “health”...

October 2, 2016

Western culture likes to place things into categories in order to facilitate understanding. At times, these categories can create additional problems, such as when we try to separate the brain and the body. When we speak about “mental healthcare” and “physical healthca...

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