Motherhood & The Madness Of Multitasking In The Time Of COVID

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By: Samantha Ruda, Mental Health Counselor https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/samantha-ruda-wauconda-il/775502 Around noon on Monday August 24th 2020, my Fitbit kindly informed me that I had taken 10,000 steps without even leaving my property!  Now, you may be wondering what crazy at-home core dance booty-busting workout program I had done that morning that had led to such an achievement, […]

Exercise To The Rescue

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One of the most holistic solutions within our control for managing & reducing depression & anxiety is exercise.  A new study published in a recent Forbes article states “…research analysis suggests that moderate aerobic exercise may be one of the most effective approaches available for treating major depression.  It’s the latest in a convincing docket of research showing […]

How You Living?

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How you living?  I watched a very powerful inspirational video recently by minister & motivational speaker Dr Rick Rigsby that highlighted the importance of asking ourselves this important question early & often. Life is busy & sometimes we live our day to day routine attending to the commitments of family, friends, school, work, community, etc. on […]

Gratitude For Health & Happiness

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A simple expression of gratitude can immediately lift the health & happiness of yourself and those around you.  Regularly being thankful for the good things, no matter how big or small, can strengthen your health in so many different ways – mentally, physically, emotionally, socially, occupationally, intellectually. When we find things each & every day […]

Mindful Eating In Reality

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  I came across this article regarding the realities of Mindful Eating & wanted to share because I understand where we can feel challenged at the prospect of incorporating Mindful Eating into our lives on a regular basis. We only derive the amazing health benefits of Mindfulness & Mindful Eating if we practice regularly to reinforce […]

Barriers to Mindfulness

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Here at Foundations Counseling we educate people & organizations about the numerous health benefits of Mindfulness.  Living life more mindfully Moment to moment awareness in the here & now of life Noticing vs judging Responding vs reacting Wise-minded processing of events is, if practiced regularly, clinically proven to help strengthen mental, physical, emotional, social, occupational […]

Befriending Fear

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Fear is a natural human response to perceived threats – we’ve been hard wired to protect ourselves since ancient times. In many areas of today’s modern world, though, we as humans are more protected from imminent harm and the body’s naturally programmed physiological response to stress (fight, flight, freeze)  is something we need to be aware […]