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Mood Food Vol 4: Chocolate & Mind Care

by “ChefNurse” Ellen Minier, MSN, PMHNP-BC Chocolate, often referred to as “the food of love” has been a Valentine’s Day staple since the turn of the century when Richard Cadbury is said to have designed the first heart-shaped box of chocolates. Long before then, the Aztecs and Mayans recognized that the cacao bean was quite…

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Mood Food Vol 2: How Inflammation Affects Mental Health

by “ChefNurse” Ellen Minier, MSN, PMHNP-BC Depression is a devastating condition, which can effect up to 300 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of disability. 10% of the adult population in the United States is reported to suffer from the effects of depression, but unfortunately approximately one third of all patients with depression…

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Financial Stress and Mental Health

They say money can’t buy you happiness, but any one of us who has gone through difficult financial times can agree that a lack of money can certainly make you unhappy. Mental illness is not tied intrinsically to financial wealth – an individual with millions of dollars can still experience depression, while someone who is…

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Let Them Eat Kale: My Struggles with Overeating

I’d like to share some about my journey to a healthier me, but first I must tell you why I’m not already healthy. Comfort food and overeating are, unfortunately, the definition of “love” in my family. In American culture it’s common to see people not only eating more than the recommended serving size but binging…

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Overcoming Barriers to Reaching Goals

  by Julie Killion, MA, LPC, LCAS, NCC The beginning of the year is a natural time of reflection and goal setting.  This can be a happy and motivating time for some, and a disappointing reminder of failure for others. Goal setting is not as easy at it seems to be, and people go year…

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New Year, New You

by Julie Killion, MA, LPC, LCAS, NCC The New Year is a time of natural reflection and goal setting. Frequently, people seek to begin therapy around the New Year because they are motivated to improve their lives, or because the holidays just wrapped up and family members have encouraged them to make changes. While we…

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