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3 Secrets To Overcoming Emotional Eating
Written by Dr. Romie on Apr 15, 2016
Mind Tags: Weight LossIntegrative NutritionHolistic Healthemotional resilienceemotional eating

What are you craving right now?

Tell me, what do crave in those moments? You know "those moments."

In a world of mindfulness, the goal is to live in the present moment without judgement to attachment.

"Those moments" are created by situations in our lives that trigger negative emotions in our brains. With negative emotions such as depression, fear, anxiety, or guilt it can be difficult to detach from the story, situation, and our associated moods. My go-to food in those moments are centered around vitamin C.  Not citrus. Chocolate.

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Finding Hope In An Empty Nest
Written by Dr. Romie on Aug 24, 2015
Mindful Living Tags: Stressmedia expert analystgriefemotional resiliencedepression

The time of year is upon us, back to school stress and for others realizing that empty nest syndrome is a pain like no other.  Several of my friends sent children off to college, and they find themselves alone for the first time in 18 years. I watched feeling like a helpless friend, silently praying for the parents and jumping for joy for their children’s dreams. 

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Are You A Drama Queen (or King)?
Written by Dr. Romie on Jul 20, 2015
Mind Tags: Self-EmpowermentmindfulnessMindemotional resilience

Have you been accused of being a drama queen? Your emotions live on a roller coaster zooming between ecstatic elation and dreary gloom. It is a given that you cry at romantic comedy movies, and your relationships mimic the theatrics displayed by the Real Housewives.  

New brain research finds that your inherited genetic tendencies from your parents may be partly to blame.

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