How to set healthy boundaries in your relationship

Vocalizing your needs to your partner when you know they won’t be happy about them is a daunting task. If you know a conflict lies just beyond the words “I need to carve out some more alone-time every week” or “I don’t want to be intimate every day,” that imminent friction can be enough to … Read more

the no 1 vitamin to keep your brain ‘young and healthy’—and foods to eat every day

As a nutritional psychiatrist, I always make it a point to maintain a well-balanced diet. Much of that has to do with making sure I get all the right vitamins, especially because it’s essential to preventing cognitive decline. And given that the risk of neurological diseases increases as we get older, one question I often … Read more

A psychotherapist shares the 3 exercises she uses every day ‘to be more confident’

Confidence is the belief that you can take life’s challenges head on — and succeed. It requires having trust in yourself and your abilities, especially based on your past experience. But confidence can be hard to develop if you struggle with anxiety, like I sometimes do. I started my psychotherapy practice to help clients with … Read more

A psychotherapist shares the 3 exercises she uses every day to ‘stop obsessing about the future’

Stress is a natural response to uncertainty, and it’s normal to find yourself worrying about future events every now and then. But excessive thoughts about the future can be a sign of anticipatory anxiety — a fear of unpredictable future events, which is sometimes a symptom of anxiety disorders. This is something I often see … Read more

‘I’m an athlete’: Omaha woman with MS stays positive on fitness journey ahead of Lincoln race | livewell

On a recent Friday morning, Kim Freeman helps Kim Kozelichki start her day at a kitchen table. Freeman slips Kozelichki’s arm into a teal windbreaker. Kozelichki stands. She tugs on the zipper, struggling. “Can you get it, Kim?” Freeman asks. “Of course not,” Kozelichki says, matter-of-factly. Kim Kozelichki’s frame is slight. Her hair highlighted blond. … Read more

A Harvard nutritionist shares the no. 1 food she eats every day to keep her brain ‘sharp and focused’

Eating the right “brain-boosting foods” can significantly decrease your risk of developing neurological problems, improve your mental health, and help you stay sharp and focused. As a nutritional psychiatrist, a big part of my job is advising patients — especially those who want to improve their brain health or are trying to recover from trauma … Read more

Gun Violence Wreaks Havoc on Lives of Survivors, Their Families | Health News

By By Robert Preidt Health Day Reporter, Health Day reporter (health day) TUESDAY, April 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Gun violence can cause significant, long-lasting mental harm to survivors and their families, according to a new study. In the year after their injury, survivors are at increased risk for pain, mental health and substance use … Read more

A Harvard nutritionist shares the 6 best brain foods you ‘aren’t eating enough of’

Much like the intricate relationship between the gut and brain, diet and mental health are inextricably linked — and the connection between them goes both ways: a lack of good dietary choices leads to an increase in mental health issues, and mental health issues in turn lead to poor eating habits. When people learn that … Read more

Community resource spotlight: Waterloo walk-in clinic provides immediate mental health care | Local News

WATERLOO – The UnityPoint-Health Mental Health Walk-In Clinic was created to provide the urgent care many need immediately when in a crisis. The Waterloo clinic is touted as a first of its kind in the area — the second in Iowa — after opening in October at 164 W. Dale St., Entrance 6B, on the … Read more

A psychotherapist shares the 3 exercises she uses every day ‘to stop overthinking’

Overthinking is an anxious tendency that I encounter often in my psychotherapy practice. There are many ways we tend to overthink, such as rehashing the past — replaying the same scenario over and over in our head. Worrying is another form, in which we obsess over what the future might bring. I can empathize. When … Read more