Posts tagged anxiety
What "Crazy-Busy" Does to Your Body

I’ve been to California a few times in my life, but never long enough to really see what life is like until my recent 5- day stay for a speakers’ training seminar. It was in the shuttle bus, on my way from the airport to my hotel, that it hit me. My childhood dream of California –  the land of sun, surf, endless blue skies and convertibles - was quickly being replaced by the reality of an LA traffic jam at 4 PM. 

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Part 2 - Happiness Doesn't Come from a Pill

Last week I challenged the commonly held belief that pills are the answer to your child’s (or your) emotional, mental or behavioral health issues. I introduced you to how the brain and gut interact and left you with three ideas to consider before you blindly accept the advice of your doctor and take those pills. This week I want to address the suggestions for improving gut health and in turn, brain health.

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Happiness Doesn't Come from a Pill

So, I recently dropped my high-schooler off for a Youth Group weekend retreat when my Nurse “radar” kicked in. My gaze locked on a red bag stuffed full with paperwork and medication bottles in zip-lock baggies. I was shocked by the amount of medications necessary for about 75 teen-agers.

I left wondering why do so many people – parents –  believe there is health and happiness in a pill bottle?

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