By: karengray | June 17, 2019

Vegetables come in every color of the rainbow, almost every believable shape and size, and the flavors they share are absolutely astounding. Whether you’re talking about the staple vegetables like carrots, potatoes, and onions, or the diverse range of vegetables from around the world like Bok Choy and watercress, there is something for everyone.

Vegetables were one of the hallmarks of civilization. As we perfected our ability to grow them they became part of the foundation of our culture and cuisine. As time went on we learned about the many benefits to eating them.

Eventually, it was established by science that they were a vital source of nutrients that were hard or impossible to get from eating  just animals. These nutrients can help t...

By: karengray | May 27, 2019

Now that we have kicked off the unofficial start of Summer, we can start to shift our attention to the shape we are in. Even if you have struggled with your weight this last Winter, this is the perfect time to reshape those habits and get stronger, healthier, and feel better.

Here’s the thing - restrictive diets and demanding exercise programs don’t work. Yes, you will probably stick with them for a while, maybe even months. And yes, you will lose weight while you follow those plans. But the moment you stop following the restrictions, you will gain the weight back.

They don’t work because they aren’t sustainable. They aren’t sustainable because they don’t do anything about those habits and behaviors we have about eating and exercise. Those ha...

By: karengray | February 04, 2019

The idea of hypnosis in healthcare might seem strange or even scary, especially if your first exposure was watching Jafar hypnotize the Sultan in Aladdin, or laughing at your high school classmates during a stage show. In movies, hypnosis is often portrayed as a form of mind control, but when administered by a qualified professional, it can be helpful for treating a number of conditions. Here’s what the research says about its potential benefits.

What is Hypnosis?
According to the American Psychological Association, “hypnosis is a procedure during which a professional suggests while treating someone, that he or she experience changes in sensations, perceptions, thoughts, or behavior.”

I like to explain it to my clients as a "heightened st...

By: karengray | May 28, 2018

We have all been there...

You are full of inspiration and 100% motivated to start your healthy new lifestyle. You start to work out four times a week, you eat healthy and you treat yourself every once in a while. This is the perfect plan, and everything is going great. Somewhere along the road you lose your motivation and you have no idea how to get back on track.

Some days you wake up and right when you are going to begin your work, excited and ready to take on whatever the day brings. And then one day, that feeling where you once were so passionate and energized to take action just isn’t there anymore. You try to hype yourself up but it’s not working, and everything you do seems to be counterintuitive. You don’t want to work today and you d...

By: karengray | May 07, 2018

Do you struggle to get to sleep no matter how tired you are? Or do you wake up in the middle of the night and lie awake for hours, anxiously watching the clock? If so, you’re in good company. Insomnia is a very common problem that takes a toll on your energy, mood, and ability to function during the day.

Chronic insomnia can even contribute to serious health problems. But you don’t have to resign yourself to sleepless nights. By addressing the underlying causes and making simple changes to your daily habits and sleep environment—you can put a stop to the frustration of insomnia and finally get a good night’s sleep.

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that regularly affects millions of people worldwide. People who have insomnia find it difficult to f...