Mind Body Health Associates Blog

It’s [Too Easy] to Say I’m Sorry

It’s [Too Easy] to Say I’m SorryWhen it comes to family therapy and working with the dynamics of couples, one of the key elements of our work is cultivating a sense of connection through communication skills. Demonstrating an effort at empathy and concern can come...

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Partnership

Conversation hearts that read “QT Pie” can be adorable at the beginning of a relationship, but after 15+ years of marriage, messages that say “I went ahead and cleaned up the dog poop” actually go further to add vitality to a partnership. “We don't fall in love and...

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Recipe: Golden Milk

You can find a few of us in the office starting the day with this delicious, nourishing, and warming start to the day. It has its roots as an Ayurvedic staple (Ayurveda is the sister-science to yoga, rich with ancient wisdom), but functional health experts tout its...

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“Unproductive” As A Means To Connection

So, once you get yourself to slow down and ignore the to-do list, how do you spend the evening? A Netflix binge of crime shows won't exactly bring a sense of ease, so think critically about how you would like to spend your hours of restoration. Try not to be...

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Preparing to Go Fallow

If you sense a desire to amplify the experience of coziness that goes with a good winter's hibernation, but - like most of us - have been socially trained to be constantly productive, you might endure some challenges as you attempt to downshift. Perhaps family or work...

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Pairing Treatment with Yoga

Yoga can help you manage symptoms of a taxed nervous system and give you tools for relaxation. Our EMDR-based approach leads us to recommend individuals to take up a yoga practice, either at home, in a local studio, or privately for several reasons: It's bi-lateral...

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The Mind Body Connection: Explained

EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a form of mental health treatment that has primarily been used to address the effects of trauma.  At Mind Body Health Associates, all of our clinicians are trained in EMDR and use it in their office as a form...

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Endings, Beginnings, and Transitions

In our line of work, we know that goodbyes can be positive, necessary experiences. Mostly, they’re not permanent, but they do accompany a new ordering of life or a new way of seeing the world. With graduation season upon us, perhaps there are a few takeaways that you...

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When the personal becomes collective

Conversations about sexuality cannot be complete until we talk about the culture in which we have these discussions. Often the root of unhealthy sexual behavior stems from a view of other people as objects. Yet it's challenging to see these beliefs and behaviors when...

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Having “The Talk” With Kids & Teens

Healthy attitudes towards sex begin early in life, and often our misunderstandings about sex are rooted in our earliest conversations about the human body, touch, and even relationships. The goal is to normalize sexual development as a natural, normal part of growing...

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What is Healthy Sex?

Because sex is usually a private part of our lives, we often don't know what falls in the range of "normal." Sex is an expression not just of human reproduction, but also specific relationships between people. However, people's attitudes about sex might not be only a...

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Area Support Networks

The holidays tend to necessitate an added level of support for many folks. Consider checking in with those who have shared a similar path at a local support group. Grief Support Bridge Home Health and Hospice Grief Support December 18, 2017 7 - 8:30 p.m. Will it be a...

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5 Mantras For “Forced Family Fun”

Landon's mother used the phrase "FFF" to describe mandated moments of family togetherness. Here are 5 things you can repeat to yourself before, during, and after your family time throughout the holiday season. 1. I choose my boundaries. Remind yourself that you are...

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Gratitude in the Holiday Season

Gratitude in the Holiday Season As the aisles fill with tinsel and holiday cards, we recognize that to some people the jingle bells and mistletoe are welcome reminders of years of joy and tradition. Yet for others, it triggers a sense of grief, anxiety, and...

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Work Life Balance

One of the first responses to chronic stress is evaluating our work life. Often, well-meaning friends and family suggest getting a better grasp on a “work/life balance.” The assumption is that you work too much and live “real life” too little. Therapist Landon Dunn,...

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