Category: Psychology and Wellness (Page 1 of 6)

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How to rekindle the fire that burns inside . . .

You are fundamentally an energetic being and you respond to your environment.  Every cell in your body has organelles known as mitochondria that extract nutrients from the foods that you eat and make energy though a biochemical process known as cellular respiration.  These energy “power plants” are more accurately defined as ancient microbes that have…

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Learn how to move past self-sabotaging behavior . . .

You may be working to lose weight or improve your health because you’ve faced a life threatening illness, quit drinking alcohol after years of struggling to be sober or find the romantic partner who you’ve dreamed about your entire  life.  You have made great strides in losing weight having lost 50 lbs. and regained your…

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What’s your WHY?

If you’re like most people, the holidays are loads of fun and may mean lots of time catching up with friends and family as well as a lot of good food.  With all the holiday parties, sweet indulgences and merry “toasts” to celebrate the fast approaching New Year, it’s easy to get off track with…

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How to deepen your self-compassion in order to experience vitality and bliss . . .

If you’re like many people at this time of year, you probably have had and will continue to enjoy your share of holiday indulgences in the form of food, alcohol and several celebrations.  You probably have also had your share of difficult or even painful experiences in the form of financial worries, feelings of guilt…

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Getting the Upper Hand When Anxiety Attacks Occur

We’ve all felt nervous before a big event like a wedding or a job interview, and even get anxious over small things like a test in school or having to give a speech in front of an audience. Our hearts pound, our hands sweat, and we may even feel dizzy or nauseous. These are universal…

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How letting go will help you to experience gratitude and love . . .

Traditionally, Thanksgiving Day marks a celebration and expression of gratitude.  Gratitude and the acknowledgment for all of the positive aspects in your life during which you acknowledge your basic needs being met (e.g., a roof over your head to sleep, clean water, food), the material goods in your life, friends, family and loved ones. Several  studies have…

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Easily Reach Your Goals by Boosting Confidence

  Confidence can be described as believing in yourself, your choices, and your purpose in the world. Everyone wants to be more confident, but how do you learn confidence? It’s a matter of taking consistent and positive actions in your life. If you’re dealing with stress, anxiety, or depression, Dr. Sandoval can help you overcome…

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Falling forward to stay well this winter . . .

If you are like many people, the shift in time and “falling back” with our clocks the passing of day light savings time will mean a bonus hour of sleep and a progressive shift towards shorter and darker days as the sun sets earlier each night.  It also means that you’ll likely experience changes in…

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Why being essentially true to yourself matters (mostly).

You may have heard about a number of dietary theories that are supposed to set you on your path towards losing weight, healing your body or treat a mental health condition.  Take your pick, theories about veganism, a Paleo/Primal/Ancestral diet or the Epi-Paleo Rx, the Carnivore diet, the Bullet Proof diet, Macrobiotics, or how a Ketogenic…

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Why reconnecting with the earth is good for you . . .

If you’re like most people, you’ll spend part of your Labor Day relaxing and spending time with your family and friends.  You’ll probably also spend a good amount of this time outdoors either at a beach, park, or backyard cooking and celebrating your day off from work.  Spending time with your family and friends is…

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