Tag Archives: systemic

Top Self-Care Idea Lists of 2019

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Have you searched for new self-care activity ideas lately? When I first published this article back in 2016, there were about 17,900,000 results on Google. In 2018, there were 23,400,000. Any idea how many there were today? 344,000,000! There are countless ways to practice self-care, and that number will likely continue to grow. Once again, I’ve scoured […]

What is Real Food?

Let’s be honest. Transitioning to a real food eating style is like trying to spread cold butter on toast. It’s tricky until you warm up to it. But while we inherently know that real food is healthier for us, we’ve become increasingly disconnected from the sources of our food and more reliant on convenience foods. With so many […]

Overcoming Emotional Eating with Jessica Setnick

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In this episode of Conversations with Smart People, I’m talking with Jessica Setnick, a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian, about emotional eating. Jessica is the owner of Congruence Consulting and the author of The Eating Disorder Clinical Pocket Guide. She also teaches healthcare providers how to support those suffering with eating disorders through her Eating […]

Who’s Directing Your Healthcare Experience?

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Since 2000, I’ve worked as a registered dietitian nutritionist, providing nutrition counseling and consulting services in a variety of healthcare settings — hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, physician offices, independent living facilities, home health, adult day care centers, corporate wellness programs, and private practice. Now, for the first time, I’m learning what it’s like […]

When Self-Care Isn’t Enough (Please Tell Me This Isn’t a Heart Attack)

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Being wired up to an EKG in the Emergency Room wasn’t exactly my idea of a good start to the holiday weekend, especially after the last couple of weeks I’ve had. But knowing when and how to seek professional medical treatment is a critical component of a comprehensive self-care practice. Life is hard sometimes. For all of […]