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, […]

How to Live Mindfully in a Global Pandemic

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How are you doing mentally, physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually, personally & professionally navigating though these unprecedented challenging times?  In the blink of an eye, life as we know it has changed dramatically the past few weeks as a global virus has required us to adjust our lives in so many different ways.  From constant hand […]

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 […]

The Brain & Stress

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The prefrontal cortex area of our brain processes risk and emotional response and is the most sensitive part of the brain to the detrimental effects of chronic stress. A recent Yale study finds that improving coping skills to help manage stress more effectively can be built by strengthening the brain’s physiological response – and that can be […]

Live Life Today

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Living in the present moment of life – moment to moment awareness; noticing vs judging; responding vs reacting – are basic tenets of Mindfulness, which is a purposeful way of living that can foster many positive health benefits with regular practice. The only thing we ever truly have is this very moment right now.  A lot of […]

Gratitude For Good Health

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Here at Foundations we are big fans of gratitude!  Research shows that expressing gratitude can help improve our health in so many different ways – physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, personally & professionally.  Happier Human provides a more specific list of the many health benefits being grateful can offer: While expressing gratitude by no means is a […]