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Surprising Revelations About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Surprising Revelations About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is not what pop culture dictates.  It does not manifest itself merely as an overarching focus on detail and order.  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is invasive and intrusive and excruciating to individuals who struggle with the disorder.  What I want people to understand […]

What Dark Chocolate Can Do For Your Child’s Mood

What Dark Chocolate Can Do For Your Child’s Mood

  Dark chocolate and I do mean dark (70% to 85% cocoa content) has multiple health benefits for you and your child.  Who would have guessed that chocolate contains the following vitamins and minerals: manganese, magnesium, copper, iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vitamin K, selenium, calcium, […]

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

  Every parent wants his/her child to feel happy.  Happiness is driven by a series of choices.  How we choose to feed our children, discipline our children, care for our children all impacts their mental health.  It isn’t one factor that leads to depression, anger, irritability […]

How Food Impacts Your Child’s Mood

How Food Impacts Your Child’s Mood

  I know what you are thinking- those cookies look really good right now.  And I would agree.  Something about a chewy chocolate chip cookie makes me happy.  Well, guess what?  It may not all be in our head.  There is a sneaky little reason […]

Check Out Chickpeas For Your Mental Health

Check Out Chickpeas For Your Mental Health

   The glorious chickpea, when consumed at appropriate levels (it is hard not to go crazy with these guys), fills us with necessary nutrients to send us on a path of good health.  If you are looking for an array of vitamins and minerals; search […]

Your Children Are My Children

Your Children Are My Children

Your children are my children.  What happens to young people in Kansas matters to me.  What happens to children in Virginia matters to me.  And what happens to children in Syria matters to me.  White. Yellow. Black or Purple.  Protestant.  Muslim.  Catholic.  Or Buddhist.  Genetics […]

The Physical Manifestation of Stress in Children and Adults

The Physical Manifestation of Stress in Children and Adults

  We ALL feel stress.  Some of us don’t like to admit it; as if acknowledging stress means you lose some kind of human superpower.  For others, we like to own it.  We like to wrap ourselves in it like a warm blanket and, unfortunately, […]

Chia Seeds and Your Mental Health

Chia Seeds and Your Mental Health

  Oh! The tiny but potent chia seed! Multiple treasures are packed inside this little seed in the form of zinc, potassium, phosphorus, copper, calcium, protein, fiber, omega-6 fats and omega-3 fats.