Writing at the intersection of psychotherapy, fitness and nutrition for clients and practitioners

The Crucial Key to Creating Lasting Change

The Crucial Key to Creating Lasting Change

Ilene was a single, professional 30-something woman in the prime of her life. Her business was successful, she was involved in her community, and she was well liked and supported by her friends and family. The problem was, even though by all appearances, she looked...

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Wishing Trap

Wishing Trap

Ben, a 39 year old married accountant with two young children, began our session in typical fashion, plopping down on my couch, head down, shoulders slumped, and sighing deeply. "How are you, Ben?" I asked him. He looked up at the ceiling, sighed again and said, "I...

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How to Breathe During Resistance Training

How to Breathe During Resistance Training

Resistance training is essentially the lowering and raising of an object. The object may be external (barbell, dumbbell, exercise machine), or your own body weight (push-up, sit-up, squat). The correct use of the breath is critical for stability, balance, safety, and...

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