Comparative Suffering – Guest Writer Jennifer Sofie Gulick May

I am excited to share that I have a guest writer for today’s post.  Jennifer Sofie Gulick May is a dear friend of mine and a professional mental health counselor.  She has a wonderfully thoughtful, grounded and balanced way of looking at things.  Here, she shares insight about seeking self-empathy during difficult times: It’s been…

Hypnotherapy – What Can It Do?

Hypnosis is a method of asking your conscious mind to go take a seat in the corner so that we can have a discussion with the subconscious mind, the part that is in control of our self-limiting beliefs and behaviors.  By talking to the subconscious mind, we can  uncover and reprogram limiting beliefs (often established…

Caring for your Immune System

In light of recent news that seems to be flooding our devices and inboxes, I feel called to write about how incredible our immune systems are, how many built-in defenses we have evolved, and what we can do to further support ourselves during times of stress and viral infection. First off, know that you are…

Having a Mental Health Plan

You cannot meditate your way out of a panic attack.  It’s literally impossible and to even try exacerbates the fear. It’s hard to open your heart during a deep depressive episode where you cannot even open your eyes to get out of bed. While we live in the age of quick-fixes, of instant gratification, this…

How to Heal Your Gut

Our health originates in our gut.  The microbes that reside in our digestive system are responsible for manufacturing essential nutrients, protecting us from disease and producing chemicals that communicate with the rest of our body.  In fact, there are more bacterial cells in your body that human cells! All human being’s have roughly the same…

Life Traps and Anxiety

  Anxiety is something that I have dealt with a lot in my life.  In fact,I have reached a place where I realize that anxiety is a part of who I am, and I have to accept that I was created in this specific way.  What I’ve come to understand is that anxiety can actually…

Unraveling the Web of Stress

Discovering the roots of the stress we experience in our lives can  help us to better understand how to lessen it.  Often, the things that put pressure on us or that we worry about tend to sneak in under the radar, invading our subconscious and just generally draining energy out of our day. Undetected stress…

Eat to Soothe Anxiety

Foods can be a powerful healing modality.  Especially when it comes to mood problems.  90% of the serotonin in our bodies, the “feel-good” hormone, is produced in our gut.  The foods that we nourish the microbiome in our gut with can directly impact these serotonin levels. Carbohydrates boost serotonin levels.  Donuts, candy bars, fruit, brown…