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Meredith Watkins

The Real, Real Meaning of Christmas

This certainly isn’t the first article to be written during the Christmas season, whereby the author attempts to realign the reader’s vision of the holiday with its true roots. I could talk (as many before me have) about love, family, sharing, togetherness, selflessness; I could talk about Jesus’ birth and all the Christian beliefs and traditions around it.

Monday, November 11, 2013/Author: Meredith Watkins/Number of views (782)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Spirituality
Meredith Watkins

Making Your Genes Fit

In both physical and mental health, we know we can control a good deal. We can choose which foods we will eat or avoid; we can choose to exercise or keep the couch company; and we can learn how to manage or avoid certain life stressors. However, at some point, many of us still believe other factors are well outside our control: namely, genes.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012/Author: Meredith Watkins/Number of views (827)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Health & Wellbeing
Meredith Watkins

Sugar Addiction: Sweet Misery for All

In the world of addictions, most of us are well-versed in the usual suspects: alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, prescription medications. We recognize the signs and symptoms, can create a comprehensive treatment plan and support a client in the detox process, and even in the case of relapse.

Friday, May 11, 2012/Author: Meredith Watkins/Number of views (1146)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Other Addictions
Meredith Watkins

Thy Food Shall Be Thy Medicine

Anyone who has worked with people with addictions and particularly challenging mental health issues, such as eating disorders – if he or she is being honest – will tell you that frustration is a familiar companion on the journey to recovery…or relapse, as the case may often be. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012/Author: Meredith Watkins/Number of views (897)/Comments (0)/

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