My blogging hiatus

Nothing relaxes me quite like the beauty of the great outdoors.

As some of you may have noticed, I took a hiatus from blogging last week.  It wasn’t really planned, it just kindof happened.  My nephews were in town for the week, life had been very busy for a while, and I was feeling overwhelmed with everything on my plate.  Blogging just didn’t make the cut for the week, but now I’m feeling more rejuvenated and ready to give you an update on what I’ve been up to. Continue reading

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Live the Life You Want

Occasionally, in the middle of blogging, working, seeing clients for my externship, and sleeping, I have time to read an article or two from someone else’s blog.  One blog that I sometimes frequent is “Well”, a health and wellness blog that’s part of the New York Times.  It’s a good way to keep up with some of the health topics that mainstream media is talking about, and I enjoy the variety of subjects they cover.  The other day I saw the post “Overcoming a Heart Condition to Win Olympic Gold”, and my intereste was immediately piqued. Continue reading

Trim Down and Tone Up: Emotional Aspects

The carefree days of childhood, when you didn’t care what anyone else thought. If you could run through the sprinklers in your bathing suit, the day was complete.

We’re going to dive right in to our Trim Down and Tone Up series by starting out with the emotional side of weight gain and body image.  Might as well get the hardest one over with first, right?  I’m not a psychologist, psychiatrist, or anything else in the mental health field.  My experience in psychiatry consisted of one mental health course in nursing school, and two rotations through psychiatric facilities.  This is more of an armchair psychology discussion, with things I’ve picked up over the years from dealing with thousands of patients and reading psychology books.  What I write here may or may not apply to you, but I do encourage you to read this post, then take a few minutes to sit back and honestly consider it.  I won’t know if you do or you don’t, but if you’re really looking to drop some pounds, your efforts will go a lot farther if you consider the fact that your emotional health is part of the solution. Continue reading