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Heather Edwards Mental Health Counseling / Posts tagged "healthy foods"

Spring Into a New Mindset

[caption id="attachment_1011" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lillies at Rockefeller Center Plaza.[/caption] The air is warmer, the sun is brighter, and the days are longer.  It's the season of new beginnings.  Spring is the time of year to de-clutter, cleanse, and freshen up our lives.  We enjoy the crisp air, the budding trees, and a bit more exercise.  So why not enliven and rejuvenate our mindset, too?  It's easy to fall into the habit of negative thinking.  The shorter, darker, colder days of winter can wear on our normally cheery and optimistic outlook.  It can effect our beliefs, feelings, and behaviors.  For example, when in stressful or unfamiliar situations, many of us tend to automatically assume the worst possible case scenario.  That fearful belief provokes an anxious feeling that...

Healthy Foods Can Lift Your Mood

Thanks so much to my smart and witty cousin, Jessi Haggerty, RD for today's post.  Jessi makes eating healthy fun and tasty! Since delving into the world of nutrition and food, I have come to believe that there is a cure for everything in the food we eat, or don't eat for that matter.  There have been numerous research studies, articles, and nutrition books written about how a high quality diet can prevent, and possibly cure, everything from heart disease to cancer.  But I'm here to talk about how your food can make your day, well, a little bit better.   It's no secret that the foods we eat can affect our mood, and that our mood can affect the food we eat, which can create a...