Posts Tagged ‘anxiety and depression’

Co-regulation

Co-regulation is a vital human function.⁣⁠⁣ ⁣ Co-regulation happens when our autonomic nervous systems attune to another person, and there is an energetic exchange that helps both creatures to get into ventral vagal, to feel safe, secure and grounded in the moment.⁣⁠⁣ ⁣⁠⁣ I say creatures because while most of us think of this as…

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Coping Mechanisms and Obsessive Thoughts

Coping Mechanisms and Obsessive Thoughts

Functional medicine is so much more than choking down a fistful of supplements every day or doing a dozen lab tests. I believe deeply in root cause medicine. And the longer I do this work, the more clarity I have that self-love is the key to healing. It is only from a place of true…

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Negative Self-Talk

Negative Self-Talk

We’ve all done it. we’ve all heard ourselves say, “Oh, I’m the kind of person who doesn’t eat vegetables, who doesn’t work out, who doesn’t finish what I started, whose always late, who doesn’t drink water, who always procrastinates, who gets angry at the drop of a hat, who’s always anxious, who is a workaholic,…

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Stress Response Cycle

Stress Response Cycle

Stress. We’re all awash with it in this day and age. We’re even more aware of it with everything going on right now. While our actual lives are rarely in danger, our bodies can feel like we’re about to be killed and eaten. And they respond how they’re supposed to be flooding our perfect little…

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Boundaries

Boundaries

So many of us are giving our energy away to people and things that don’t serve us. We only have so much energy for each day and when we give it away or let it leak out of us by not taking care of ourselves first, we often don’t have anything left for ourselves. There’s…

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How to Conquer Anxiety

Conquer Anxiety

Anxiety is an exhausting life-stealer. It can feel like a wall between you, the people you love, and the life you want to live. It doesn’t have to be that way. In this article, I’ll explain the science of anxiety and what’s happening in your brain when you feel that rush of tension in your…

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Leaky Gut and The Depression-Gut Connection

Leaky Gut and the Depression-Gut Connection

Do you know that mental health issues like depression and anxiety can be linked to the health of your gut? When the gut lining isn’t strong enough to do its job, we’re dealing with leaky gut. In other words, increased intestinal permeability. This is often due to imbalances in good and bad bacteria and can…

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