mindful holiday

The holidays are upon us – a time to enjoy family, friends, and festivities.  For many of us, this is a time of good cheer, good will, and celebration.  We look forward to decorating, shopping, entertaining and spending time with family.  And for many of us the increased spending, longer to-do lists, and extra social…

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Holiday Presence

Mindfulness lees summit mo

The holiday season can feel like a whirlwind with buying decorations, finding gifts, seeking out bargains, holiday party planning, cooking for gatherings, and traveling. We may over-indulge, have poor quality sleep, financial pressures, and interpersonal tensions. Don’t forget the end of year work deadlines and the kids being out of school. It’s no wonder that when…

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Fears In Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Do you start a weight loss program with excitement, only to give up a couple of weeks later?  Do you lose weight initially, yet fail to hit your goal?  Are you among the many that tend to gain and lose the same 20-30 pounds over and over again?  Nearly every patient I consult with on…

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It's A Wonder…Full Life

  This is a difficult article to write and one that needs to be written. Don Harman showed us that depression has a face. Outwardly, it can look very much like Mr. Harman: happy, smiling, reassuring, authentic, jovial, and trusting. However, behind this mask is a broken individual who has a horrible illness. Depression twists…

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