mental health

Mental Health and Illness – The Nervous System Connection

2024-04-20T16:19:57-07:00Mental Health & Neuroplasticity, Pain & Chronic Illness|

This article is an update of a blog post originally published in July 2019.  Some important context, four years on: The unpredictability of our world is now apparent and our need for healing, increasingly urgent. As the paradigm of conventional “wisdom” around our health and well-being shifts, it’s [...]

The Force of Resistance & How to Use It to Your Advantage

2024-04-20T17:45:27-07:00Healthy Nervous System Lifestyle, Mental Health & Neuroplasticity|

This article is an update of a blog post originally published in December 2015. * * * Feeling stuck?  Like you’re hitting a brick wall?  Pulled back into the same self-defeating patterns again and again by some kind of magnetic force?  You might be experiencing resistance. Two things [...]

Why survival-based eating might be keeping you dysregulated, up at night, and irritable.

2024-04-20T18:28:10-07:00Mental Health & Neuroplasticity, Practitioners & Professionals|

I’ve got a very special treat for you today—an expert guest interview with Jessica Ash. She’s a Functional Nutritionist and self-proclaimed “hormone nerd” who’s here to teach you how to use food to become FULLY NOURISHED.  I found her on Instagram less than a year ago, while working [...]

What I really want you to know about mental health.

2024-04-26T18:48:53-07:00Healing Trauma, Mental Health & Neuroplasticity, Nervous System Health|

What I really want you to know, and what’s often misunderstood, is that nervous system rewiring and improving regulation (of the nervous system) is ALL about improving mental health. (And all the by-products that come with this, such as more restful and restorative sleep, improving our immune [...]